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People from multiple countries have been running across the country to spread the message of peace. Photo: Courtesy of Harita Davies
People from multiple countries have been running across the country to spread the message of peace. Photo: Courtesy of Harita Davies

By Kristina Pritchett

Landing in Capistrano Beach on Sunday, June 5, runners from multiple countries were just trying to get one simple message to as many people as possible: the message of peace.

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace is a global relay that began in 1987 and has traveled across 100 nations to spread the message of peace. Each run is in a relay form with a torch that is passed from one person to the next.

The group began the current tour in April starting in New York and traveled through multiple states. They’ve traveled down to Mexico, and some will be going to Canada, but along the way the runners have been stopping by schools to talk to the youth.

“Every person has the chance to make a difference in the world,” said Harita Davies, one of the runners. “We want to share with people that we all have so much more in common and things we can agree on than we can’t agree on.”

There is a men’s team as well as women’s team, and each has members from multiple countries. All the runners are volunteers, and can run as much of the course as they choose.

For more information, and to track the runners, visit http://www.peacerun.org.

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