The Karma Army

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The collective name for people who have joined Join Me. The popular quote is that "it's not a cult, it's a collective".

An individual that has Joined is called a "Joinee". Currently there are estimated to be over 6,000, though with the success of the Join Me book, and a current tour in the USA by the Karma Army's leader, Danny Wallace, it is estimated that numbers will be closer to 10,000 by the end of 2004.

Perhaps the most famous Joinee (as of November 2003) is the comedy writer Richard Curtis.

The Karma from the title reflects the fact that Joinees perform Random Acts of Kindness, specifically every Friday each Friday is considered a Good Friday.

This also gives rise to the name of the annual meet, Karmageddon (in 2003, Karmageddon 2 fell on December 6) when as many Joinees that can make the journey to London and walk along Oxford Street handing out flyers and gifts. 2004 also saw the first June Me June (June 6), also known as Karmageddon 2.5.

External links

  • Join Me (http://www.join-me.co.uk) - the official Join Me site
  • Join Me Forum (http://www.joinee.co.uk) - the main Join Me forum
  • Karma Army Forum (http://www.karmaarmy.co.uk) - the Karma Army forum
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