3000 Miles for Peace 2024 Kick Off

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Join us as we kickoff the 3000 Miles for Peace event's activities for the month of June.  

In June, we will be able to track our collective progress to reaching our 3000 miles goal.  The virtual route connects On Earth Peace staff- Darlene in New Windsor, MD, Marie in Trumansburg, NY, and Matt in Portland, OR for 3000 miles. 

For this kickoff event, we will share plans for individual's activities, celebrate our fundraising efforts, and learn of opportunities planned for the month of June to gain more miles as we work towards our goal.

We look forward to this event that connects all of the OEP community!  

To learn more about the 3000 Miles for Peace event or to register, visit 3000 Miles for Peace 2024 - On Earth Peace

In 2013, the initial 3000 Miles for Peace campaign got people moving in honor of Paul Ziegler, a young peacebuilder who died tragically on his bicycle in a highway accident in September 2012.  Paul had planned to ride his bike 3000 miles across the continent in the summer of 2015 as a witness for peace, gathering fellow riders along the way and raising funds for building peace. On Earth Peace worked with Paul's family to plan the initial 3000 Miles for Peace campaign in Paul's honor.   Inspired by his life and his planned epic ride, over 1,500 people took part in more than 50 local events which included biking, walking, canoeing, hiking, running, as well as dribbling soccer balls, rocking chairs and lifting weights.  It was clear that whatever activity they chose, people saw their participation in the campaign as an expression of their belief in the importance of peace in our world.  In 2016, On Earth Peace launched our internship program funded in part by the Paul Ziegler Young Peacemaker Fund. 

Money raised through the 3000 Miles for Peace event will go towards the 2024 budget and to the Paul Ziegler Young Peacemaker Fund endowment.

Thank you to our sponsors for this event:

  • McPherson College
  • LaVerne Church of the Brethren Games & Goodies Group
  • On Earth Peace Intern Alumni
  • Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBTQ Interests
  • On Earth Peace Board of Directors
  • Gary & Darlene (Smith) Meyers and Chris & Linda (Smith) Lumsden in Memory of Harold Smith

To learn more about sponsoring On Earth Peace's 50th Anniversary events, contact Marie at [email protected].

May 31, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3pm
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