Today (September 21st) we are launching an exciting project, a Virtual Walk around the World.
The full route will be published soon but today we 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.
The virtual walk launches at West Lodge School in London today - Monday 21st September 2020 (UN International Day of Peace). See the launch video below. We will then move on to Kingsley Hall in East London before heading off to mainland Europe.
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.
Footsteps for Peace
The intention is to combine our desire for peace, through our footprints, with a dedicated action.
First Stop - London Kingsley Hall
The World Peace Pathway at Kingsley Hall
The Peace Pathway arose from the desire of people from many
different faith and cultural traditions to create an artistic focus for
peace within London. It is here for all to enjoy and expresses our
universal yearning for peace and harmony.
Soil, sand or stones from every country in the world have been
placed under the Path. Much of this has come from places of special
significance, including Mecca, Mount Arafat, Assisi, Vrindavan,
Jerusalem, Machu Picchu and Antarctica. Under the whole structure
there is sand from Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram in Ahmedabad, India.
At the centre you will see a solar-powered World Peace Flame light,
symbolising the healing light of peace shining onto the whole world.
The words for peace in many different languages are carved into the
outer circle of the Pathway.
Please walk around the world and add your prayers, hopes and wishes for peace.
Here is some activity with children visiting Kingsley Hall from India late last year.
Each stop will have some activities for you to try for yourself and share with others:
London's Peace Activity
London's Brain Break
Read here about the London Peace Makers:
And some fun facts about London:
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 email@example.com 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:.
Funds raised will help with various WPF projects. However, the main thing we will focus on with this Virtual Walk will be to have the Education Package translated and printed in as many languages as possible. We would like it to be available for children all around the world.
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:
You can also send your comments to this email explaining how this project has worked for you. This will help us to understand your involvement and be added to our annual charity report.
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 poster to share with friends and schools:
Uploading your photographs
If you are a school with multiple images to upload, rather than emailing as detailed above you may want to create a gallery instead.
- To upload your photos to Google Photos, follow this link https://photos.google.com/.
- You may have to create an account using your email address.
- There is a button saying 'upload', and then select the photos you would like. This will create an album that you'll have the option to share and then email us the link.
“A Journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.”
A Virtual Journey of 25,000 miles begins with a single Footprint for Peace! Here is some inspiration from the children at Mahatma Gandhi's Ashram in India.
This is the google photo link to all of the beautiful footprints done by these Indian children at Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, a place we will also visit.