A message of peace for the Bahamas


At the invitation of the government, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run arrived in Bahamas over the weekend. The team includes runners from seven countries who will visit schools and youth organisations to share a message of peace, harmony and friendship in Nassau, Harbour Island and Andros. The Peace Run is a global relay that promotes international friendship and understanding. Since its inception in 1987, the run has reached over 140 nations and touched the lives of millions of people. Known between 2005 and 2013 as the World Harmony Run, the Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations. By passing the torch from one person to the next, the relay offers people from many nations the opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future. People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a peaceful world. “Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us together in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world,” the organisers say. The run is named after the late Sri Chinmoy, originally from India but later based in New York, who was internationally recognised for his numerous initiatives to unite people from many cultures and walks of life to work for a better world. He is a strong advocate for the role of sports in promoting global harmony. (Source: Tribune242)


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