New Humanist

1st World March

Why Should I Join?

You believe in peace and nonviolence—now take a stand for it. You’ll be joining more than 1 million people in 350 cities, 100 countries and on six continents planning rallies, demonstrations, summits, programs, festivals and celebrations with urgent and timely objectives: nuclear disarmament at a global level; immediate withdrawal of invading troops from occupied territories; the progressive and proportional reduction of conventional weapons; signing of non-aggression treaties between countries; and the renunciation by governments of the use of war as a means to resolve conflicts.

Initiated by World Without Wars, an organization affiliated with the Humanist Movement, the World March began on October 2 in New Zealand. Over the course of 3 months, a core team of international marchers will meet with world leaders, faith communities, civic groups and ordinary citizens to unite the world in calling for change. The US portion of the march will take them through New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Puerto Rico, before continuing their international travels in Central and South America, where the march will end on January 2, 2010, in Punta de Vacas, Argentina.