Source: Miles For Peace
We are pleased to inform you that, considering the current state of world affairs and our particularly sensitive situation in Iran, "Mercy for All" charity organization (www.mercyforall.org) has - in partnership with other NGOs - planned a cycling tour around Europe and North America to convey Iranian people's message of peace, friendship and solidarity to the rest of the world.
During this journey, which will begin on May 10th 2007, fourteen Iranian cyclists will travel city by city across 4 European countries (Italy, France, Germany, U.K) and the United States to communicate the pacifist message of Iranian people, as found in our manifesto, to other nations around the world.
The cyclists will also offer a hand-made emblem of
"Miles for Peace", as a symbol of friendship on behalf Iranian people, to the
mayors of the host cities as elected representatives of European and American
The cyclists in Paris
Of one essence is the human race
Thusly has creation put the base
One limb impacted is sufficient
For all others to feel the mace
We Iranians, love all other
nations. It was one of our ancient kings Cyrus (who lived more than
2500 years ago) who set the example, motto and criterion as to how to treat
strangers in war and in peace.
We Iranians wish to be a constructive member of the international community. we believe that :
We Iranians desire to
contribute to the enrichment of culture and science and to the sustainability of
peace for our nation as well as all others.
We believe that every success in every field by any individual in any part of the world belongs to the human community as a whole. In the same way, we believe that any form of aggression and moral transgression anywhere in the world, brings shame and disgrace to all humans and has a devastating impact on the entire body of human society. That is why each one of us has to take responsibility vis-à-vis all world events. We hope that governments across the world respect and uphold this universal longing of man for peace.
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