People from all over the world will arrive in Connecticut this spring and summer ready to put aside their differences and work toward a common goal — peace.
Leading the effort is West Hartford resident Daniel Doyle Jr., executive director of the Rhode Island-based Institute for International Sport. The nonprofit’s purpose is to bring people together through sports and the arts.
Doyle has planned three events in Connecticut: the fifth World Scholar-Athlete Games; a peace walk; and the World Youth Peace Summit.
The events will not be small. They’ve been years in the planning, and are expected to attract thousands.
The first event will be the peace walk, timed to coincide with such walks throughout the world on the weekend of May 21. The goal is to stimulate discussions about the peace process and generate interest in the scholar-athlete games and the peace summit.