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World Peace Caravan Taking Shape for December 2015

Oct 31, 2014 12:58AM

Hundreds of people from 12 countries are preparing for a global peace movement that will culminate in a 12- day camel caravan from Petra, Jordan, to Jerusalem in December, 2015. The World Peace Caravan is the initiative of Gary Young, CEO of Young Living Essential Oils, who dreamed of a modern-day journey for peace that would invite people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to unite along what is known as the Frankincense Trail.

Participants in the caravan will travel by camel, horse or foot, camping along the way and taking part in multi-cultural activities including music, dance, educational seminars and the exploration of historical and religious sites. Other events include a two-day Peace and Health Conference on the Dead Sea and a Concert for Peace in Jerusalem to be broadcast and streamed around the world.

The World Peace Caravan will also select a delegation of 12 youth ambassadors for the caravan and create an online youth community. Both groups will participate in a solutions-driven, project-based global educational program reflecting some of the United Nations Sustainable Development and Millennium Development Goals. Young people the world over will collaborate to tackle such ambitious goals as eradicating poverty and hunger, ensuring environmental sustainability and cultivating healthy lives.

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