PeacePilgrim100 works throughout the year to share the message of Peace Pilgrim (born Mildred Lisette Norman, 1908-1981), an Egg Harbor City native who walked her talk for peace.
Peace Pilgrim walked across the continent seven times over a 28-year period as a penniless pilgrim carrying only what she could fit in the pocket of her blue tunic, which bore the words, "25,000 Miles on Foot for Peace." She fasted until given food and walked until given shelter, sharing her profound message of peace: "Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth and hatred with love."
Peace Pilgrim has been inducted into the Atlantic County Hall of Fame, and will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at a ceremony May 7 in Asbury Park. Tickets are available at njhalloffame.org.
PeacePilgrim100 meets throughout the year to plan the annual Peace Pilgrim Celebration annually in September on the weekend closest to the United Nations International Day of Peace, Sept. 22. The organization will be hosting the 10th annual celebration Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24 at Peace Pilgrim Park on London Avenue in Egg Harbor City, which is a designated International City of Peace. Events include a yoga practice, 2-Mile Intergenerational Walk for Peace, potluck picnic with entertainment and a drum circle on Saturday, and an interfaith spiritual service on Sunday.
The annual Potluck for Peace fundraiser, hosted by Peace Pilgrim's sister Helene Young, 102, of Galloway, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at the Egg Harbor City home of a board member.
For information see peacepilgrim100.com or call 609-965-5681.