PEACE PILGRIM CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
July 18 20 2008 in New Jersey
"This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred
with love." -Peace Pilgrim 1908-1981
Peace Pilgrim walked 25,000 counted miles between 1953 and 1964, bringing her
message of peace among nations, peace among groups, peace among individuals, and
personal inner peace, to communities across the United States. She continued her
pilgrimage until killed in a road accident in1981.
Peace was a strict vegetarian who supported vegan principles by her example. Her story
and teachings are preserved in a book Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words,
and pocket-sized guide Steps Toward Inner Peace: Harmonious Principles for Human
Living. During Peace's pilgrimage her personal details and identity were not revealed. We
now know that she was born in Egg Harbor City, in New Jersey, and her name was Mildred
Lisette Norman. Read more about Peace at www.peacepilgrim.org.
Peace Pilgrim Centennial Birthday Committee of Egg Harbor City is sponsoring a two-day
event, July 18-19 2008 to celebrate Peace Pilgrim's 100th birthday.
Friday, July 18, 7 pm. - Peace Pilgrim's 100th birthday. View a 60-minute documentary
about Peace Pilgrim, hear speakers from the Friends of Peace Pilgrim organization and
participate in a Q&A with Peace's sister Helene Young, at the Charles L. Spragg School
Multi-purpose Room, 601 Buffalo Ave. in Egg Harbor City.
Saturday, July 19, 9 am - Participate in the Peace Pilgrim 100 Walk for Peace (2 miles,
intergenerational). Meet at Peace Pilgrim Park . Registration forms are at
Saturday, July 19, 5-8 pm. Join a family-styled, covered dish picnic at Peace Pilgrim Park,
500-block London Ave, Egg Harbor City hosted by Egg Harbor City Harbormaster Lloyd
Sunday July 20, 10 am. The Unitarian and Quaker congregations will hold a joint worship
service. Friends of Peace Pilgrim, Cheryl Canfield and Bruce Nichols, will speak about
Peace Pilgrim. The public is invited to attend this service, which will be held where the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore meets at the Lions Center
for the Blind, at the corner of Pitney Road and Crestview Avenue, in Absecon. For
information on the service, call Barbara Miller at (609) 628-3440.
Further information at www.peacepilgrim100.com, or from Peace Pilgrim Centenary
Committee, Barbara Reynolds (609) 748-1681.