THE BEYOND BELIEF WALK FOR PEACE — a 1.5-mile march for peace amongst people of all differing religions, ethnicities, cultures and traditions with the common mission for peace — will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. It will be an opportunity for all people to be the change you wish to see in the world by walking with hundreds of other peace bringers in an event that will open minds and connect hearts.
The walk will be led by a team of spiritual leaders of all traditions and peace advocates from throughout the Twin Cities. Traditions range from Baha’i to Catholic, Buddhist to Islamic, Jewish to Pagan, Atheist to Hindu — and it will involve people from yoga studios to community centers to coffee shops to city blocks.
The keynote speaker will be Joan Steffend of Peace Begins with Me project (www.peacebeginswithme.org). Joan has spent almost thirty years in the media, first as a national Emmy-winning news reporter/anchor at the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St Paul, and then as a top-rated host on HGTV (Decorating Cents, White House Christmas, Dream Home Specials). She has appeared on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly and the Today show.
“Our mission is to bring people from all religions, spiritual traditions, non-spiritual traditions, ethnicities, cultures, and communities together to facilitate a connection through dialogue and activity to promote peace,” says Michelle Ploog, director and founder of Beyond Belief Walk for Peace. “Together we walk in dedication to acceptance and love of all people to develop equality, human rights and common good for our world.”