March 17 -
March 24, 2008
Please note that this year's
walk includes the Full Moon, Mohammed's Birthday,
Purim and the Christian Holy Week.
PHOTOGRAPHS from the SPWalk
We walk in the
footsteps of a long legacy of peace walkers and spiritual
leaders to draw attention to the nuclear dangers that
continue to threaten our sacred planet and the community
of life. Please join us in transforming fears into
compassion and apathy into action in NDE's 2008 Sacred
annual pilgrimage to the Nevada Test Site will begin
on March 17th as we gather in Las Vegas and prepare
for our six-day walk starting on March 18th. The main
Walk ends on Sunday, with an extra special action
on Monday for those who can hang out longer in the
We have a support vehicle available
for those who need extra support, and for emergencies
as well. Some Walkers on the Sacred Peace Walk only
come for a few days--all are welcome to do as much
or as little of the SPW as the Spirit calls...
Resources for Peacewalkers:
Map of Peace Walk Route (PDF
Peacewalker Reading Packet (PDF
Fundraising Letter for Peacewalkers (PDF,
Fundraiser Sheet (PDF
20k / Word
Driving Directions to Peace Camp:
Take Hwy 95 North out of Las Vegas. 65 miles out of
town you will see the Mercury exit (past Indian Springs
and Cactus Springs). Take the Mercury exit, and as
soon as you can make a U-turn and drive under the
freeway, to the west (if you keep going down the road
without making a U-turn you will come to the legal
boundary of the Nevada Test Site).
What's Happening in 2008?
The DOE plans to revamp US nuclear weapons facilities
to rebuild every weapon in the stockpile under its
Complex 2030 plan. . . .
The US is actively seeking new warhead designs for
new warfighting scenarios under the Reliable Replacement
Warhead program. . . .
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to
explode subcritical nuclear test bombs at the Site.
. . .
Could 2008 be a turning point toward peace?
Each year more people join this spiritual pilgrimage
from the city that is the epitome of unsustainability
in the U.S. to the place of the greatest violence
on earth. Come help us stop this suicidal nuclear
violence! Come walk the ways of peace in the desert!
Hundreds of people have walked from Las Vegas, Nevada
to the Nevada (Nuclear) Test Site for the cause of
abolishing nuclear weapons. (The Test Site is situated
unlawfully on lands belonging to the Western Shoshone
Nation. Since 1951 the U.S. has contaminated the desert
and the earth 1000 feet below by exploding over 900
nuclear weapons tests which included over 1000 detonations
of nuclear bombs.)
the 2007 Peace Walk