Relay shines light on peace
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LAST week South Perth was home to the opening ceremony for the world’s longest running torch relay, the Sri Chinmoy OnenessHome Peace Run.
Since beginning in 1987, the event has visited over 140 countries as it carries the message of international friendship and world peace.
The Sri Chinmoy OnenessHome Peace Run last week saw torch holders running from York to Albany, and returning via Perth.
The international team had some runners who had came from as far as Mongolia, New Zealand and Great Britain.
Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run spokesperson Prabuddha Nicol said the run was a way to bring people together from around the world.
“Nearly everyone wants world peace but this yearning is hard to express,” he said.
“The idea is that we can all make individual steps that contribute to world peace.
“The faster we can run towards that goal the better.”
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty and acting chief executive Vicki Lummer with the international peace run team.