Third annual HWPL Peace Walk to be held May 31

Walkers celebrate the dream of peace at last year’s walk (Photo supplied by HWPL).

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) of Georgia, in partnership with the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and Dream Builders of Atlanta, will its annual Peace Walk on May 31 starting at Liberty Plaza and ending at Four Corners Park. 

The walk, according to a statement by HWPL, is a “powerful platform to address community violence, promote revitalization, and create a community of peace, while also echoing the global and local call for an end to conflicts that claim innocent lives.” 

HWPL’s Myrian Craft said this will be the third year the 1.7 mile-long walk has been in Atlanta. Similar events are held each year in 177 countries around the world. 

“The main purpose of the walk is to encourage everyone to walk in a way that is peaceful and conciliatory,” Craft said. “We are also focusing on youth affected by gun violence.” 

After the walk, there will be speakers and performances, highlighted by an appearance by former American Idol contestant who goes by the moniker “Ten,” Craft said.  

HWPL, according to its website, is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to “promote world peace, foster a culture of understanding and tolerance, and resolve conflicts through interfaith dialogue, international law, and the cessation of war.” 

The event will begin at 1 p.m. at Liberty Plaza (Capitol Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30334) and conclude at Four Corners Park (1040 Crew St SW, Atlanta, GA 30315). Those wishing to participate can register online ( )or on the day of the event.  

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