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- Sacred Peace Walk -

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.

See 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 Peace Walk.

NDE's 62-mile, 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 desert.

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...

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Resources for Peacewalkers:

Map of Peace Walk Route (PDF 93k)
Peacewalker Reading Packet (PDF 5.26mb)
Sample Fundraising Letter for Peacewalkers (PDF, 536k)
Fundraiser Sheet (PDF 20k / Word 44k)

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.)

Read about the 2007 Peace Walk




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