June 30: “The Way of Peace by Peace Pilgrim”

Presenter: Anne Martin

Anne Martin will explore how “Peace Pilgrim” née Mildred Lisette Norman, an American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic, pacifist, vegetarian activist and peace activist, shared the lessons she learned on her remarkable journeys for peace. Peace Pilgrim discovered her life’s calling would be to work for peace: peace among nations, peace among groups, peace among individuals and very Importantly, peace within ourselves.

Peace Pilgrim felt very strongly that if enough people attained inner peace, we would learn to work together for the benefit of all and war and the suffering it brings would become impossible. Her message was simple and profound. “Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” She carried that message from 1953 until her death in 1981 at the age of 73 to thousands of people in every state of the US, every Province in Canada and even into some places in Mexico. She journeyed on foot for over 25,000 miles wearing only the clothes on her back. Her only possessions were a few things she carried in her pockets.

Join with us Sunday to learn more about the contributions made to our society by Mildred Norman, aka “Peace Pilgrim.”

Unitarian-Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.
As Unitarian-Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are working on becoming handicapped-accessible but are not fully there yet. To avoid steps into the sanctuary please enter through the rear entrance to access a sloping hallway to the sanctuary. Please park in the rear of the building or on the street, in front or the side of the building. Child care is available during the adult portion of the service.