Marchers in Afghanistan from many different walks of life have been engaged in a traveling vigil for peace. Their message is simple: That the war has become a monster consuming new lives every day, and it is time for peace. They have marched through some of the most devastated regions of the country. They stop at mosques to speak to people who gather, sometimes in the hundreds. The marchers walk about 15 miles per day, single-file down the side of the road. They camp out at the next mosque.
The New York Times article by Mujib Mashal with photos by Jim Huylebroek gives an in-depth look at this grassroots peace movement in a country torn by war for the past 40 years. To read the article, Click here.