Water Walk for Life – Albany UU offers a meal and shelter on August 2

August 2, 2017 | 4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 2 at Albany UU

Peace walkers to Albany – Albany UU and Friends invited!

Walkers will arrive at Albany UU after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and will have a potluck dinner from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

After dinner there will be speakers talking about the issues that bring them here.  On Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Grafton Peace Pagoda, there will be a remembrance for Hiroshima from 6:30  – 9:00 PM

More information on the walk and Ceremony below:

Water Walk for Life
13 day/170 mile prayer walk from Ramapough-Lunaape to Grafton, NY
Saturday July 22 thru Saturday August 5, 2017

Our walk connects communities along the Hudson River Valley, land held sacred by many. We start in Ramapough, which means “Sweet Water” in the Algonquin language, and end at the Grafton Peace Pagoda, located in Mohican (People of the Waters that are Never Still) territory for the Hiroshima Day Ceremony. We will be walking in prayer for a peaceful, sustainable future on mother earth.


72nd Commemoration Ceremony of Hiroshima-Nagasaki
Grafton Peace Pagoda
Saturday, August 5
Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo

As we gather today (Aug 5, 2017) to commemorate the anniversary of the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki the new US administration is calling for a massive increase in the military budget, is escalating war in Syria, has deployed the largest non-nuclear bomb in history in Afghanistan and is recklessly engaging in increasing militaristic confrontations with North Korea.