Toren, Jim

Date:
1-31-2014
Length:
27 mins.
Interviewer:
Poindexter, Sarah-Jane
Transcription available:
no
Interview Number(s):
2015_51_0
Summary:
Jim Toren is a founder and organizer of Footprints for Peace, an organization dedicated to creating change through peaceful action. Footprints for Peace organizes events throughout the world that bring together in solidarity a moving community to deepen understanding of spiritual, cultural, and environmental issues. Their aim is to educate, inspire, and empower individuals and communities in building a sustainable future. Toren describes how Footprints conducts and plans their long-distance walks as well as discusses the “Walk for a Sustainable Future” in Kentucky. This peace pilgrimage begins in the coalfields region of East Kentucky and walks over 150 miles to the state capitol in Frankfort during the legislative session. Toren is primarily responsible for organizing and transporting the walkers as well as representing the group to the public.
Topic(s):
Footprints for Peace, Mountaintop removal mining - Kentucky, Pilgrims and pilgrimages