Your Peace Stories
I was a professor of Social Work at Sacramento State University, in Sacramento, California, and also at the time an active member of the local Quaker meeting (Friends Meeting for Worship.) The word got around that Peace Pilgrim was coming to Sacramento and needed a place to stay and to speak.
Peace Pilgrim is incredibly important to me. I’d heard about her since I was a child, because my mother met her. But it wasn’t until I was 24 and began reading her book myself that I realized the enormity of her message.
Hi, When I was terrified of being homeless a spiritual friend told me about Peace Pilgrim. That was maybe 17-20 years ago. I’ve passed on her story and books ever since. It has kept me positive in an unpredictable world.
Like Peace Pilgrim I grew up blessed by not being involved in an organized religion. My grandmother gave our family the gift of not baptizing my mother. My mother gave myself and my brother the same blessing and I passed this on to my own children. Our family has the freedom to search for our own spiritual truths. I was an inquisitive child, very spiritual, always seeking.
I met Peace Pilgrim during my youth in our home. My mother heard her speak at a local church in Boulder, CO. She invited Peace to our home for a meal, which Peace kindly accepted. I remember Peace as a kind, gentle, loving, and humble individual. She was a great listener. I cherish what she has meant to mankind with her dedication to walking for peace, to help individuals understand that peace comes from within.
Since learning about Peace Pilgrim in the 1990s, I have written a song about her (which can be heard at the Friends of Peace Pilgrim web site) and put together a presentation which I have performed at several Unitarian and Quaker congregations in my area. I wear a tunic
Since partnering with the Friends of Peace Pilgrim some five years ago, I have passionately dedicated my life to this momentous endeavor. Soon after discovering Peace Pilgrim, I teamed up with fellow writer-producer, Kerri Randles, to write the in-depth screenplay which is now ready to go into production.