Egg Harbor City, Peace Pilgrim's birthplace, was officially recognized as an International City of Peace.

Barbara Reynolds, a board member of the international non-profit Friends of Peace Pilgrim and the Egg Harbor City-based PeacePilgrim100, joined Peace Pilgrim’s sister Helene Young, then 97, to present a framed certificate to Mayor Joseph A. Kuehner Jr. at the Egg Harbor City Council meeting Thursday, July 12, 2012.  

The International Cities of Peace organization awards the designation to cities, towns and villages that foster a culture of peace for residents and visitors.  

Friends of Peace Pilgrim and PeacePilgrim100 work to spread Peace Pilgrim’s message in the local schools, in the community, and around the world promoting understanding, tolerance and respect for human rights and the environment.  

“The most important thing Peace Pilgrim professed is that peace in the world is possible when every man, woman and child finds inner peace,” said Young, who has vowed to continue spreading her sister’s message.

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Friends of Peace Pilgrim board member Barbara Reynolds and Peace Pilgrim's sister, Helene Young present Egg Harbor City Mayor Joseph A. Kuehner Jr. with the International Cities of Peace designation.

Egg Harbor City designated International City of Peace