“Civilization is not to kill human beings;
Not to destroy things not to make war; Civilization is to hold mutual affection and to respect one another.”
– most venerable Nichidatsu Fuji

Alex Ciccolo joined the “No More Fukushimas” peace walk around Lake Ontario in July and August 2012. He walked with us as we sought to bring attention to human suffering and environmental degradation around Lake Ontario as a result of the nuclear cycle.

The peace walks which our order has organized all over the world since the end of World War II are deeply rooted in, and inspired by, nonviolent peaceful movements for change as practiced by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Alex walked with us in that spirit of nonviolence. we have not had contact with Alex since 2012.

Our dream is for peace and friendship all over the world. Our planet is suffering, and violence will never be the solution. Our prayer is for people to come together peacefully all over the world and to work nonviolently to make our tiny beautiful planet a place of peace generations to come.