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2008 Walk for Human Values
2008 Walks for Human Values

Walks for values in 2008 took place in 6 Australian Cities and will take place in 9 Canadian Cities and 3 American Cities. The Walks differ slightly, but the goal is same: to highlight the values we should be living by —truth, right conduct, peace, love, nonviolence, and other subvalues of these major five Human Values. These Walks generally involve other community groups and have presentations at the beginning and end of the Walks. T-shirts may be sold, and along the way there may be booths with arts and crafts dealing with human values, displays of human values, refreshments, and so on. No money is solicited! Sometimes, people are asked to pledge to try to live up to one or more of the human values in their lives.

CanadaAustraliaUSHistoryabout the logo

love pictureWalk for Values in Canada:

Walk for values are as follows.
Toronto, 25 May
Calgary, 25 May
Edmonton, 24 May
Kingston, 25 May
Ottawa, 1 June
Regina, 25 May
Saskatoon, 17 May
Winnipeg, 25 May
Vancouver, 8 June

Once again the Mayor of Edmonton, Mayor Stephen Mandel, is declaring the day of the Walk as HUMAN VALUES DAY in EDMONTON. It is indeed noteworthy that the values of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-Violence, so well expounded by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, are gaining the recognition they deserve for the upliftment of society.

brisbaneWalk for Values in Australia:

Walks were held in on 12 April in cities:

Most started with sort speeches and presentations —perphaps the National Anthem— and ended in a second place with further talks.

Take a look at the web page!


Walk for Values in the United States

A Walk for Values was held in Boston on 27 October 2007.
The Walk started at the Park Street Station, went around Boston Commons, to the Trinity Church, and back.

A Walk for Values was held in St. Louis on Friday, 20 June, 9AM – 3PM.
It starts at 1455 E. College Ave. and ends 1.3 miles later at the Fairgrounds Park, on the corner of Natural Bridge and Grand.
Here's a 1-page brochure on it (pdf file) and an invitation (pdf file). Read about it here.

A Walk for Values was held in Battery Park (southern tip of Manhattan) on 22 June.


History of Walk for Values

The Walk for Values was first conducted in 2002 by the Sathya Sai School in Toronto. Since then the walk has spread to many other cities throughout Canada with citizens walking for values, cities declaring ‘Human Values Day’ and mention of the Walk in the Canadian government legislature. It's a grass-roots affair; devotees see the value in it and then organize a Walk in their own cities. They get the local citizens and government involved. Last year, in Toronto, 4,000 people took part! This event is growing and growing and is making people of aware of the need to live by human values such as love, truth, peace, righteousness, and nonviolence

The Significance of the Walk For Values Logo

logoEvery step counts!
This logo is rich in symbolism.

• The five toes represent the five universal values of truth, right conduct, peace, love, and nonvoiolence, which are in essence values without borders, transcending barriers of caste, class, country, and creed and offering, when they are practiced, the sweet promise of individual and social renewal.

• Shaped as a heart, the sole of the foot symbolizes love, the undercurrent of all human values and the core of our being.

• The heel of the walker's foot, drawn as a tear-drop, symbolizes the compassion that moves every human heart to serve and reach out to fellow beings and nature.

• In its totality, the Walk for Values symbol has come to represent the long overdue march of the human race toward individual, social, environmental, and global reformation, starting with one human heart at a time!

The logo represents the participants' commitment to 'Walk the Talk'.