New York Gears Up for Walk for Values USA
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Richmond Hill, NY, United States, 06/09/2009 – New Yorkers walk for what really matters: love, nonviolence, peace, right-conduct and truth. Walk for Values USA returns to downtown Manhattan as participants pledge to make a difference by selecting a value that they will practice for life.
On Sunday, June 21, New Yorkers will have a chance to walk for what really matters: love, nonviolence, peace, right-conduct and truth. For the second year in a row, Battery Park in downtown Manhattan will be the backdrop to Walk for Values USA, an opportunity to make a difference and inspire others to follow, one step at a time.
In New York City over 8.2 million people live barely steps away from each other. There’s a neighbor who looks out his window into our kitchen, a young woman sitting next to us on the train, a homeless man sleeping in a stoop down our block, an immigrant fruit vendor in the corner. In New York we walk together every day.
Human values shape the way we think, speak and behave; they inspire unexpected acts of kindness in a city ‘too busy’ to stop. Courage and compassion move a commuter to jump on the train tracks to save a stranger; empathy makes others hold doors; friendship and humility allow everyone to share community gardens. In other words, basic human values turn inhabitants into citizens and make us all better people. In New York City, people who care make a world of difference.
This unique event will bring together hundreds of Americans of all ages regardless of religion or race with the sole purpose of raising awareness of the importance of practicing universal values in our daily lives. Walk for Values USA is not a fund-raiser, protest, rally, nor demonstration. It is a human movement forward, a call to attention, a walk to adopt a value for life. It is also free of charge!
Walk for Values USA (walkforvaluesusa.org) is organized by the Sathya Sai Organization, a not-for-profit group, and is part of a global effort to promote the practice of human values by providing opportunities to participate in community-based service activities. Currently, the Walk for Values takes place in several cities across Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, and in the US.
Event: Walk for Values USA -NY
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Battery Park, NYC – entrances from State Street and Battery Place
Contact Us: T: +1 718 803 2919
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