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Unity of Charlottesville and Virginia Labyrinths are co-sponsoring a Labyrinth Walk for Peace on Sunday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted with 100% of the proceeds donated to UNICEF for humanitarian aid efforts for Ukrainians. The event is open to the public.

A labyrinth is different from a maze in that one follows a specified pattern of ancient geometry to enter, and then exits in the reverse order after reaching the center. Walking a labyrinth is usually done in silence and is used as a time for prayer, reflection, or contemplation.

“The Labyrinth has been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years” says Mary Ann Wamhoff, a Veriditas Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator. “We will walk with a specific intention for peace between Russia and Ukraine, and safety for the Ukrainian refugees and children.”

Unity of Charlottesville, the co-sponsor of this event, built its Shalom Labyrinth in 2013. An exact full-scale replica of the labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France, the Shalom Labyrinth invites people to turn within and come to a deeper understanding of themselves to find peace and inner tranquility.

“Our labyrinth is open to the public as a place of quiet, refuge and contemplation,” says Rev. Don Lansky, minister of Unity Church. “As the brutal conflict in Ukraine continues, we join millions of good-willed people around the world who are praying for peace. Our hope is that this event will bring people of many faiths together and raise money to assist Ukrainian refugees through this difficult time.”

Unity is located at 2825 Hydraulic Circle in Charlottesville, near Albemarle High School. For more information, please call (434) 978-1062 or visit      ####