Welcome to the Peace Walk Tracking Page
Below you will see pictures and postings from James and the international peacewalkers as they make
their way from Assisi to Rome. We will try to update the page daily but due to limited access to internet and time zone
differences, we will generally be a day behind the group.
We have also set up a message board so that you can
leave them messages if you would like. Click here to access Assisi Message Board
If you have not already signed the peace declaration that James and the group are taking to the Pope
please do so now by clicking Steps for Peace
Thank you for keeping the peacewalkers in your prayers and enjoy the updates!
To begin the peace walk, James and the others joined the annual Perugia/Assisi walk hosted by Tavoladellapace
(Table of Peace - www.tavoladellapace.it
) The Perugia to Assisi walk celebrated it tenth anniversary as hundreds of thousands of people made their way into Assisi
and up to The Rocca Maggiore (the castle at the top of the mountain). The streets were blocked off and helicopters flew above
as the trail of people could be seen for miles. Also on this day, Il Mandir dela Pace (an Italian peace organization) presented
James with a peace torch to be carried on with him from Assisi to Rome. Others who were on the Perugia/Assisi walked have
now joined James on his journey to Rome.
The walkers getting ready
Walking for Peace Among the Hundreds of Thousands
Jimmy among the peacewalkers
Some of our group among the crowd
Walking for Peace
The peacewalkers heading into Assisi
The Peacewalkers head into Assisi
Here they come!!!
Here they came
Super Peace flag
at the Bascilica in Assisi
Made it to the top of Assisi
The Cloth of Many Colors at the Castle (Top of Assisi)
(Our couple, Joe and Rose, got married in the
and afterwards walked with us to the castle with us)
Jimmy receives the peace torch to carry to Rome
The peacewalkers begin their journey from Assisi to Rome with the Cloth of Many Colors and the Peace Torch
in hand. The walk through Assisi and Spello was beautiful and the local residents were so supportive. The day ended with a
great story-telling session of the day's events and Alex (from Russia) teaching us a breathing exercise he learned while crossing
the Siberian Mountains. Thanks Alex!
Group Starting off for Rome
The group prayer before walking
Getting the Cloth of Many Colors
ready to walk up to Rome
Several of our peacewalkers stop
at a corner to show the Cloth of
Many Colors to a group passing
Our international group includes walkers from Guatemala, Scottland, Ireland, Jordan, Russia, Belgium and
Austria just to name a few. The walk today was from Foligno to Trevi with lots of adventures along the way.
Getting closer to town
And there are so many temptatoins along
The group walked from Trevi to Spoleto. The walk today was longer than revious days and the weather warmer.
Everyone eventually made it through the beautiful town to the hotel where we held an evening gathering.
Morning prayer gathering before starting the day's walk
We are not in Kansas any more
Our evening gathering
What a beautiful walk from Spoleto to Terni and the directions were simple today - yeah! We went through
the waterfall park and found an amazing fresh fruit stand.
Our walkers went from Terni to Orte through the countryside today. Unlike other days, there were no bathrooms
or cappacino stops for miles.
The Peacewalkers left their accomodations at the truck stop and headed off to Civita Castellana where they
ran into the weekend long festival taking place. Two of our female walkers were coaxed into the parade.
We head from Civita Castellana to Fiano Romana - a suburb of Rome. Our early scouts arrive at the hotel
only to find out we have been moved to a different hotel. Good thing we are practicing peace.:o)
Our peacewalkers are excited as today they head into the outskirts of Rome. Over a week of walking and
the goal is close at hand.
The final day of the Peace Walk.