Between 1953 and 1981 Peace Pilgrim walked more then 25,000 miles
across the country spreading her messageThis is the way of peace: "Overcome
evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love." Carrying in her tunic
pockets her only possessions, she vowed, "I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has
learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given
food." She talked with people on dusty roads and city streets, to church,
college, civic groups, on TV and radio, discussing peace within and without.
Her pilgrimage covered the entire peace picture: peace
among nations, groups, individuals, and the very important inner peacebecause that
is where peace begins.
that world peacewould come when enough people attain inner peace. Her life and
work showed that one person with inner peace can make a significant contribution to world