“Just as there is a rapidly increasing number of people pilgrimage walking, I’m detecting an increase in the number of people walking for different purposes, many of which are for peace,” says Paul Haines, 68, whose last walk from Rome to Jerusalem in 2015 was in aid of Children of Peace, a charity that funds many organisations helping children in Israel and Palestine.

While there are no figures to quantify this, he continues, “Gandhi and Satish Kumar walked for peace. That’s quite a long time ago, but Michael Bates has done it within the last 10 years and various books have been published ...


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