From: "David Crockett Williams" <>

Following is today's updated California brief release about GPW2000 followed
by website references for more information and recent support letters from
the Unity Foundation, Abolition 2000, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Also, letters from Coretta Scott King and Mrs. Cesar (Helen) Chavez already
delivered by the first Global Peace Walk to the United Nations in 1995.

By combining walking, running, and relays, this nine month spiritual walk
will have local events in the following California cities during the first
three weeks of its route to Washington DC and the United Nations: San
Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,
Hollywood, Bakersfield, and Tehachapi (including a memorial service at Cesar
Chavez' gravesite at noon on February 4th in La Paz, Keene CA) on the alert
due to Big Mountain relocation deadline February 1st. GPW2000 will be
conducting EarthDay2000 event in Taos, New Mexico.


GPW2000 Press Release 10JAN2000: Contact Trilight 415-863-2084

Global Peace Walk 2000 will take its first step across the country on
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday from the War Memorial
Building in San Francisco on January 15, 2000 bringing out the prayer of
“Global Peace Now!” as a universal human resolve to spread across the United
States after a 9:00am ceremony with spiritual, community, and governmental
leaders and the general public. Sendoff speakers will include
representatives of PeaceQuest, Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, and indigenous
spiritual leader Corbin Harney of Shundahai Network.


Along the way, the Global Peace Walkers will be carrying petitions,
messages & information to educate & network with people & groups on the
following issues: Abolition 2000 - A Call to Ban Nuclear Weapons Worldwide;
Protecting our Land & Life & other Environmental & Social issues; Native
American issues (e.g., Leonard Peltier clemency; Big Mountain Dineh
relocation, AZ; Ward Valley nuclear waste dump, CA; Nevada Nuclear Test Site
and Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump - Shoshone treaty violations);
Sustainable Global Economy (e.g., Permaculture, Industrial Hemp);
Alternative Healing/Medicine; Medical Marijuana; Global Conflict Resolution
by Creating a Culture of Peace and a Spiritual United Nations; the World
Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement; Peace Pagoda Project; Global
Peace Zone Project; and Proper Funding for New-Energy Technology Research
and Development; as well as other issues that people bring to us along the

On October 9, 2000 (Columbus Day), the Global Peace Walk will arrive in
Washington DC and bring the petitions and "The Message of Peace” to our
governmental leaders. A "Millennium of Peace Ceremony" will be conducted
then with perhaps over one million people in Washington DC to rededicate the
Washington Monument as a Symbol of The Message of Peace.

The walk will arrive in New York City at the United Nations on October
24th, 2000 (United Nations Day) to deliver the petitions and "The Message of
Peace” to our world government leaders, to reaffirm the original principles
of the United Nations Charter to “save succeeding generations from the
scourge of war...reaffirm faith in the dignity of human rights” to “live
together in peace”, and to help inaugurate the UN Year and Decade of
Creating a Culture of Peace for the 21st Century.

Since the Global Peace Walk project was initiated in 1995, walking from
New York City to San Francisco for the United Nations 50th anniversary, the
Global Peace Walk has received many letters and proclamations of support
from religious, political (e.g., mayors and governors), community and
cultural leaders towards the creation of a worldwide Global Peace Zone 2000
and these compiled messages will be included in "The Message of Peace"

Living On the Globe with All Our Friends
Global Peace NOW!


Big Mountain information:

Shundahai Network:

For printable typeset efax version of main walk flyer see

Master GPW2000 schedule with links to printable local flyers, maps

Selected list of letters and proclamations of support linked to

For a printable typeset of the opening day flyer you can copy and
distribute see

Check Global Peace Walk egroup for other printable flyers and general
information about GPW2000 events en route listed by subject at

Please subscribe to this list at that website address if you can help as a
local or outreach coordinator.

Thanks very much,

David Crockett Williams
Tehachapi CA local coordinator
Global Peace Walk 2000


The Vision of Paradise on Earth

Urge your Congressperson to support H.R. 2545
Global Nuclear Disarmament & Economic Conversion Act
Details & Sample Email:

Easy indexed site to email Congresspeople & Media
(copy & paste email letters to media and Congress)

An Agenda for Peace


Unity Foundation Global Peace Walk 2000 support letter

Following is the text of the Global Peace Walk support letter from Bill
McCarthy, President of the Unity Foundation. A printable copy of the
original signed letter is linked to attachment bar at bottom of
this post at



Promoting World Peace, Cooperation & Unity for 24 Years

January 1, 2000

To Whom It May Concern

It is my pleasure to write a Letter of Support for Rev. Yusen Yamato and The
Global Peace Walk.

I am the founder and president of Unity Foundation, a non-profit
organization with a 24 year histroy of promoting world peace, cooperation
and unity. Since 1986, I have had the honor of working with Rev. Yusen
Yamato, a Buddhist Monk and Global Peace Walker, whose tireless efforts to
promote peace have been inspiring and empowering thousands upon thousands of
people around the world, including many thousands who have attended events
which Unity Foundation has produced or co-produced. These events have
included: The Celebrations of the 20th and 30th Anniversaries of the Summer
of Love, the Unity'95 Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of
the United Nations, the Amercian Soviet Rock & Roll Summit, Unity'98
Celebrating Racial Harmony in San Francisco commemorating the one year
anniversary of The President's Initiative on Race, and the 1999 State of The
World Forum's public event --Creating a Culture of Peace for the 21st
Century. Rev. Yusen Yamato has presented a Peace Ceremony for each of these
special events.

Rev. Yamato has also continually walked for Global Peace since long before
1995, when he conducted The Global Peace Walk from the United Nations in New
York City to San Francisco in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the
Founding of the United Nations. He has also led numerous regional Global
Peace Walks. Beginning on January 15th, of this year 2000, Rev. Yamato
will again walk from San Francisco to the United Nations in New York City,
in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Founding of the United

Rev. Yusen Yamato is an extraordinary person who has dedicated his life to
creating global peace. Since the promise of the New Millennium is peace on
Earth, I humbly request your support for the selfless efforts of Rev. Yamato
and The Global Peace Walk. Through your support you will be helping to make
the promise of peace on Earth in the 21st Century a reality.



Bill McCarthy
Founder and President

744 Treat Avenue, San Francisco, California 94110
phone: (415) 643-0270 fax: (415) 643-4616 email:

Abolition 2000 Global Peace Walk support letter

Following is the text of the Global Peace Walk 2000 support letter and
message from Carah Ong, Coordinator of Abolition 2000.

A printable copy of the signed original letter is linked from attachment bar
at bottom of this post archived at



Abolition 2000

PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Suite1, Santa Barbara CA 93108-2794
Tel: (805) 965-3443, Fax: (805) 568-0466, E-mail:


January 3, 2000

Year 2000 Global Peace Walk
P.O. Box 170245
San Francisco, CA 94117-0245

Dear Friends of Global Peace Walk 2000:

At the dawn of a new century, efforts such as the Global Peace Walk are
necessary if humanity is to achieve a more peaceful and just world. I
commend you on undertaking this important journey from San Francisco to
Washington, DC and then onto New York. Your concern for our future and
human life and your vision of a more "United Nations" will surely engage the
attention of everyone you come in contact with on your journey.

Thank you for carrying the message of Abolition 2000, the global network
comprised of more than 1420 organizations in 90 countries calling for a
treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons. At the 1995 Non-Proliferation Treaty
Review and Extension Conference where, frustrated by the resolve of the
nculear weapons states to maintain their arsenals, a few activists and
concerned individuas had a vision. That vision of a more secure and livable
world, free from the threat of nuclear weapons, was the foundation for the
international movement that became known as the Abolition 2000 network.
Now, more than ever before, the work of Aboliton 2000 is vital to ensure a
more secure and livable world for our children, grandchildren and all future
generations. We cannot succeed without your help.

At our Annual General Meeting held at the Hague Appeal for Peace in May
1999, we agreed that the year 2000 poses a critical challenge for the
Network. To preserve the integrity of the Abolition 2000 name and to
continue the vital work of the Global network, members have committed to
increasing Network membership to at least 2000 organizations by the start of
the Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference in April. We will also make
Abolition 2000 attendance and presence known at the NPT conference. Thank
you for helping make the number of supporting groups climb to over 2,000 by
joining us in our endeavors!

Thank you again for undertaking this journey to raise concern for our future
and develop a "Spiritual United Nations." My best wishes to you for a safe
and healthy trip.

In Peace,


Carah Ong

A Global Network to eliminate nuclear weapons supported by citizen groups,
political leaders, religious leaders, professional associations, colleges
and universities, nobel laureates, retired miltary leaders, and

A secure and livable world for our children and grandchildren requires the
elimination of nuclear weapons and the redress of environmental degredation
and human suffering -- the legacy of more than fifty years of nuclear
testing and production.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation support letter

Following is the text of the Global Peace Walk support letter and message
from David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. A
printable copy of the signed original is linked to attachment bar at bottom
of this post archived at



Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

December 21, 1999

Year 2000 Global Peace Walk
P.O. Box 170245
San Francisco, CA 94117-0245

Dear Participants in the Year 2000 Global Peace Walk:

Congratulations on undertaking this journey for peace across the United
States. Your walk is taking place on the edge of a new millennium and I
trust it will be part of a transformation that will bring us a more peaceful

As you may know, Abolition 2000 was born in 1995 at the Non-Proliferation
Treaty Review and Extension Conference. The Abolition 2000 Statement calls
for a treaty by the end of the year 2000 that sets forth a plan for the
global elimination of nuclear weapons. This treaty, as well as steps to end
the nuclear threat, such as de-alerting nuclear arsenals and de-coupling
warheads from delivery vehicles, are essential to ensuring a more secure
future for humanity. I hope that you will educate and advocate the goals of
Abolition 2000 as you walk across this land.

You will do a great service to humanity by awakening peole you encounter on
your journey to the need for our government to take a leadership role to
achieve a nuclear weapons free world.

I commend you for your efforts and vision and wish you a safe and healthy
journey on behalf of humanity.


David Krieger

1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 121 - Santa Barbara CA 93108-2794
805-965-3443, fax 805-568-0466, e-mail:



Among the support letters/messages received by the initiating route of
Global Peace Walk from New York to San Francisco in 1995 compiled and hand
delivered to the President of the United Nations General Assembly on October
26, 1995, was President Clintons UN 50th anniversary message and the
following letters from the widows of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
and Cesar
Coretta Scott King support letter of 1995

Following is the text of the support letter for the Global Peace Walk
Project from The Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social
Change, Inc., by Coretta Scott King, which was among the many such messages
compiled and hand delivered to the President of the General Assembly of the
United Nations at an NGO conference there on disarmament, October 26, 1995.



Chair, President and
Chief Executive Officer

January 11, 1995

fax: (202) 728-1192

To the United Nations 50th Anniversary Global Peace Walk '95:

I write express my warmest greetings and encouragement to all of the good
people who are taking part in the United Nations 50th Anniversary Global
Peace Walk '95 as you gather in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
birthday anniversary.

The theme for the 1995 King holiday observance is "Kingian Nonviolence in
Action: Empowering Future Generations to Serve." The theme underscores the
vital importance of community services in the spirit of Martin Luther King,
Jr. It also reflects the critical need to educate and and train young
people in Dr. King's teachings to prepare them to become effective agents of
nonviolence conflict-resolution and social change.

In keeping with this vision, the King Center has trained thousands of people
from all walks of life and many nations to apply Dr. King's philosophy and
methods of nonviolent conflict-resolution and social change. With your
support, we will be able to expand our training programs and reach millions
of new activists around the world, who are dedicated to creating a global
community of peace with justice.

It is gratifying that the United Nations 50th Anniversary Global Peace Walk
'95 is committed to working for the realization of my husband's dream for a
beloved world community. The great work you are doing is an inspiration to
all of the King Center family.

In closing, I wish you the best for a joyful observance and I look forward
to hearing of your continued success.



Coretta Scott King


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.
449 Auburn Ave., NE -- Atlanta, GA 30312-1590 -- (404)524-1956
Fax: (404) 522-6932

Cesar Chavez Foundation Global Peace Walk support letter 1995

Following is the text of the support letter received by the widow of Cesar
Chavez on the occasion of the Global Peace Walk's initiating route in 1995
from New York to San Francisco having the honor of the hospitality of the
UFW and Cesar E. Chavez Foundation community called La Paz, in Keene,
California in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills between Tehachapi and
Bakersfield, California, the final resting place of this widely beloved
California champion of nonviolence and social justice, La Paz, The Peace.

The below letter was among those hand delivered to the President of the
United Nations General Assembly at an NGO conference at the UN on October
26, 1995.





PO Box 62, Keene, CA 93531, Phone 805-822-5571, Fax 805-822-7329


7 June 1995

Dear Rev. Yusen Yamato,

I want to thank you and all of the supporters and participants in the Global
Peace March for honoring us and for honoring Cesar's legacy by visiting and
praying at his grave site here at La Paz.

We all must make a commitment to work for peace and for justice in our
world. Your efforts demonstrate to the word, and remind us all here at La
Paz, that there is much work to be done. You will never know the true
magnitude of the positive effects your march is havign on the many
communities you have visited and will visit while on your journey.

You and the participants of the Global Peace Now march are leading us all by
standing up and taking the right steps -- the steps towards peace and
justice for everyone. As you leave La Paz to continue on this march down
the road to justice and to sanity, I want you to know that you carry with
you my blessings and prayers, in the spirit of my husband, Cesar E. Chavez.

Si Se Puede!


Helen F. Chavez