Political Leaders, Bishops and other prominent Austrians join Austrian Policemen in new Peace Project for Syria!
Pilgrims are being joined by prominent Austrians in a new peace intitiative. The Initiative calls on the international community to to speak out for peace in this region. Upper Austrian policemen Johannes Aschauer and Otto Klär, and former world downhill skiing champion David Zwilling walked more than 4,500 km on foot from Upper Austria to Jerusalem, over six months, during 2010. They are part of a new and fast growing movement for Pilgrimage to Jerusalem, for all peoples and religions.
During the walk, they passed through ancient cities such as Damascus and Aleppo, which today are heavily damaged and divided.
Now the trio has started an international peace project with the support of numerous personalities such as Cardinal Schönborn, Bishop Schwarz, Vice Chancellor Spindelegger, Interior Minister Mikl-Leitner, Governor Pröll, Governor Pühringer, downhill ski world champion Franz Klammer, ….. , which aims to draw attention to the current situation in Syria and indicate a way towards co-existence and a common future.
The “Jerusalem Way Peace Team”, have brought together Austrian Society to spread the message of peace and encourage participation worldwide. The Team will join with other actions for peace across the Region. The climax of the peace project will be, a mass peace march with international participation - from Damascus through Syria, into the Holy Land to Jerusalem (as soon as the situation allows safe passage).
WEB: http://www.jerusalemway.org YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/AtrM3OgGB7Q