We are launching an exciting new project, a Virtual Walk around the World.
A virtual walk means we can walk practically anywhere and everywhere over land and oceans until we’ve walked all around the world spreading peace and kindness with our footsteps.
”Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Footsteps for Peace.
The intention is to combine our desire for peace, through our footprints, with a dedicated action.
The full route will be published soon but we plan to start in London. We will be visiting various World Peace Flame Monuments throughout the world including: The Netherlands, India, Australia and Wales. We’ll complete back in London having walked 25,000 miles.
We will start the virtual walk at West Lodge School in London on 21st September 2020 (UN International Day of Peace). You can all enjoy complimentary virtual travel to get here – first class!
You can join the walk at any stage you would like to as it progresses. We ask that you download a set of footprints from the gallery below.
- Download and print the Footprint or Handprint Template
- In one footprint please write your wish for peace
- In the other footprint please write what you are personally going to do to help make that wish come true
- Email a photo of them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put a random selection online
Your submitted set of footprints will count as 10 miles towards the 25,000 whether you actually walk the miles or not. You can choose to walk more if you wish and your miles will all be counted. You don’t have to count the number of footsteps you take, although this sounds like an amazing thing to do!
If you get sponsored for your walk, the details for making donations to our group Just Giving page can be found here:
Writing your commitment for what you are going to do is a fantastic way to really make yourself do it. It is also wonderful to imagine the whole earth being bathed in the light of our love as we do this together, joined by thousands of others around the world.
If you have any questions, please email to
We are looking forward to receiving your footprints and starting our virtual walk around the world. Please invite as many friends as possible to join you.
Download the PDFs here:
Download the flyer to share with friends and schools:
Earlier this year to celebrate Garforth in Leeds being home to England’s first World Peace Flame which was 3 years old, 5 primary schools took part in the Garforth Peace Art Project. The children were invited to offer out the hand of peace and friendship from each school and present what Peace means to them and what they can do for peace. Our future is in wonderful hands it seems. Between them they produced over 550 pieces of inspiring artwork. Below is a selection from East Garforth, Strawberry Fields & St Benedict’s primary schools. Thank you amazing inspirational children and all of their teachers.
This should whet your appetite to get involved.