Fifty years ago, at the height of the Cold War, Satish Kumar walked 8,000-miles for world peace and along the way he met some of the most remarkable people of the twentieth century.

 

Presented by  Satish Kumar
Produced by Shelley Williams
Executive Producer :  Mary Colwell
Sound Design/Editing : Darren Whiteman
‘No Destination’ Book Extracts read by the poet Lemn Sissay
Based on the Book, ‘No Destination’ published by Green Books

Catch it again on the BBC World Service, Saturday 12 July, 0900-1000 BST or Sunday 13 July, 2000-2100 BST

Interview – Scilla Elworthy on Satish Kumar

Dr. Scilla Elworthy founded the Oxford Research Group (ORG) in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. In 2003 she founded Peace Direct to fund, promote and learn from peace-builders in conflict areas; Peace Direct was named ‘Best New Charity’ at the Charity Awards in 2005. Since 2005 she has been an adviser to The Elders initiative and was appointed a member of the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy in 2007. Dr. Elworthy was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with ORG.

Her new book, Pioneering the Possible
: Awakened leadership for a world that works will be published on October 7th 2014 by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Random House.