Charles Carney and Donna Constantineau, his wife, reach the end of the Peace Walk’s 253rd mile with supporters eager to celebrate.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Charles Carney completes 253-Mile Wichita-KC Peace Walk

At the rally concluding the Peace Walk, Mary Hladky poses a question from Howard Zinn: “Have we reached a point in history where we are ready to embrace a new way of living in the world, expanding not our military power, but our humanity?”

A sign in search of a walker. “Drivers love to be told to honk!” says Charles Carney.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Last day to join Peace Walk, 9/17; top it off with finale rally

Charles Carney, by 4 pm Friday, Sept. 17, plans to complete his 253-mile Peace Walk. A rally is in order. Come to the 4 pm rally, and before that, walk some of the final miles (or just 1 mile) with Charles. Friday’s walk-with-Charles schedule is below. But first, info about the rally (a party). It will be at 4 pm that day, when Charles makes it to the entry to the KC National Security Campus (NSC), where parts are made for nuclear weapons.

The Flint Hills Nature Trail took Charles past these cows Sept. 4, but throughout his Peace Walk, Charles has also seen reminders of rural America’s poverty.—Photo by Ann Suellentrop

Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk, pondering poverty, 9/6

Hank Williams Jr.’s signature country classic, “A Country Boy (sic) Can Survive,” extols rural independence. While I certainly revere pastoral ingenuity, it is a fact that a greater percentage of rural people suffer poverty, and for longer periods.

Charles Carney, in 2020, pauses during a reflection near the National Security Campus, operated by Honeywell. Carney was one of about 15 persons there demanding a change in federal budget priorities, namely, "Human Care, not Warfare!"--Photo by Tom Fox

Charles Carney begins 273-mile walk in Kansas for peace, justice, ecology  

Trumpeting a loud wake-up call about the catastrophic dangers of nuclear weapons and climate chaos, Charles Carney is walking 273 miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita to the nuclear weapons plant operated by Honeywell in Kansas City, MO—the National Security Campus. The flier he is sharing with persons as he walks across Kansas, beginning … Continue reading Charles Carney begins 273-mile walk in Kansas for peace, justice, ecology  

Charles Carney, right, speaks at the entry road to the National Security Campus Nov. 12, 2020, after 50 countries ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and before the “entry into force” of the treaty Jan. 22, 2021.—Photo by Jim Hannah

Wichita-to-KC Peace Walk ‘moves up’ to this August/September

By Charles Carney Peace Works members have been hearing about a 273-mile Peace Walk that was supposed to occur in May 2022 from Wichita to Kansas City, Mo. For numerous reasons, this walk has been moved up from May 2022 to August and September 2021. However, a shorter walk will still take place in May 2022, preceding … Continue reading Wichita-to-KC Peace Walk ‘moves up’ to this August/September

Charles Carney, at a PeaceWorks rally on Memorial Day in 2020, holds out hope, saying, "We're all part of this world-wide yearning for peace!"--Photo by Jim Hannah

2022 ‘Peace Is the Way’ walk, Wichita-KC

The “Peace Is the Way” walk through Kansas next year … is a walk away from the addiction of violence and fossil fuels to honoring and listening to Mother Earth. It is a walk to expand our consciousness into the reality that nuclear weapons are illegal! It is a walk to seek humility and to hear the stories of First Nation Peoples and people who were forced onto this land into the violence of slavery.