Walk of Hope

It’s Day 27 of our 30 Day Podcast Project. In this special episode, I interview dear friends Christine (Tina) and Mathew who are back in the US after spending much of the past 16 months walking 7500km (or 4600 miles) in Walk of Hope, from the southern India to northern India. The walk was part of the vision of spiritual leader Sri M to engage with people in India, invite unique communities to experience the country, and share a joint spirit of universality, inclusion, and hope.


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Meet Christine Joseph and Mathew Abraham

My friends, who were married in South India a few years back, were moved by hearing Sri M speak and reading his book. So moved, that they rearranged their work, life, and travel to be able to join the walk for months at a time. They walked through over a dozen states in India and met millions along the way.
The objectives of the walk were outlined as:

  • Interfaith Harmony
  • Equality for All
  • Sustainable Living
  • Women Empowerment
  • Community Health
  • Education & Youth Development

Show Notes

Here are a few articles mentioned in this episode.

More About Walk of Hope

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  • Value Proposition: “Walk of Hope is a padayatra for peace and harmony, covering 7500 kms from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, led by Sri M, founder of Manav Ekta Mission.”

Meet Eric Mangin

This episode of The Innov8social Podcast, features Éric A. A. Mangin, Founder & CEO at U2GUIDE. U2Guide founded in 2014 in Span and which dubs itself as the most ethical travel website. In 2015 it was named one of the TOP 5 Travel Websites by TravelDor in 2015, alongside AirBnB, and TripAdvisor.
Eric was born in France and is world traveler and has spent over a decade traveling through Europe, Africa, and. He spent much of that time working with nonprofits and international organizations on projects related to sustainable development, cross-culture collaborations, and humanitarian aid efforts.


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More About U2Guide

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  • Value proposition: U2Guide is a peer-to-peer company travel guide company that connects travelers with tour guides, professionals, and activity instructors globally to create unique, customized travel experiences. It reserves the opportunity to dedicate 50% of its profits to nonprofits to fund cultural, environmental and humanitarian efforts in visited country.