Presentation of a sustainable pilgrimage network in Assisi
Assisi, ItalyNovember 2011
The first global green (sustainable) pilgrimage network was presented in Assisi, Italy, the iconic town of Sant Francis, during the celebration of the Holy Land, on 31 October–2 November 2011.
The founder cities of this network, which represents sacred pilgrimage sites belonging to the world’s major religions are as follows: Amritsar, India (Sikh), Assisi, Italy (Roman Catholic), Etchmiadzin, Armenia (Armenian Orthodox), Haifa, Israel (Baha’i), Kano, Nigeria (Islam’s Qadiriyyah Sufi tradition), Jerusalem (for Jews, Christians and Muslims), Louguan, People’s Republic of China (Daoist), St Albans, England (Church of England) and Trondheim, Norway (Lutheran Church of Norway).
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Each city or sacred place of pilgrimage should have a manual of the Green Pilgrimage Network that includes an action plan for creating a site of sustainable pilgrimage. The network aims to educate pilgrims traveling to and from sacred cities and sites and along pilgrimage routes of the importance of respecting the environment and the sustainable use of resources, whilst at the same time deepening their faith.
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