Today, our 5th graders are hosting 18 “Peace Runners” at St. John’s. Peace Run is a global torch relay that promotes international friendship and understanding. Since its initiation in 1987, the torch has visited over 140 countries and has touched the lives of millions of people. Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy has been recognized worldwide for numerous initiatives that unite people from different cultures and areas of life in order to work for a world fulfilment.
Peace Run is organized by volunteers from different countries, inspired by the vision of Sri Chinmoy on a more peaceful world. Known between 2005 and 2013 under the name World Harmony Run, run for Peace is not intended to raise money or promote any political ideas, just trying to create goodwill between people and countries.
Good luck to the Peace Runners!