Finale of European Peace Run in Minsk

On 8th July, the European leg of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run finished in a ceremony in Minsk, Belarus. The uplifting international gathering marked the culmination of several months running through Europe and Asia, with five routes converging on the finish in Minsk.

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Five torches representing the five different Peace Run routes converging in Minsk for the final ceremony.


The European run began in Portugal in May. Since then an international team of runners have run across the European continent visiting many schools, local communities and people on the road to spread a message that 'Peace begins with me.'

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At Minsk Victory Square. Selected runners release 'doves of peace' to symbolise humanity's aspiration for a more peaceful world.

“This world of ours has everything save and except one thing: peace. And this peace has to start from within. If I have peace of mind, then only can I be of help to you. If you have peace of mind, then only can you be of help to me.”

– Sri Chinmoy

peace runSupporters of the run, including Vice Consul from the British Embassy - Ms Jane Elton and Vice Mayor of Minsk, Mr Igor Viktorovich Yurkevic - hold the Peace Torch.

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Runners from over 30 countries participate in the final group photo.

Video from event