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Green pilgrimage network (GPN) - new website

The Green Pilgrimage Network (GPN) website is now on green

Any pages relating to the Green Pilgrimage Network on the ARCworld website will not have been updated since June 2014.

The Green Pilgrimage Network is a global collaboration between 28 pilgrim cities and other sites sacred to many different religious traditions around the world. They are all united in wanting to be models of green action and care. Members of the GPN share a vision of pilgrims on all continents, and the pilgrim cities that receive them, becoming models of care for the environment and leaving a positive footprint on the earth. Initially co-ordinated by ARC, the GPN was launched in 2011 at an event in Assisi, Italy, with twelve sacred sites around the world committing to long-term plans that would begin to make a significant environmental difference. Since that date other sites have continued to come forward and join the Green Pilgrimage mission. The establishment of the Green Pilgrimage website in 2014 is part of the process of establishing GPN as an independent organisation.

Downloadable resources

GPN handbook
GPN Catholic Handbook (English)
GPN India Handbook
GPN Newsletters
GPN leaflet
GPN logos
Green Pilgrimage Network photographs


Article in The Economist on GPN
Trondheim meeting July 2013
The Green Pilgrimage Network handbook
Green Pilgrimage Network Leaflet
Press release on the Green Pilgrimage Network.
American Hindu temples endorsing the network.
Thoughtful essay on the significance of Green Pilgrimage.

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Related information

Green Pilgrimage Theologies
Theological statements prepared by faith leaders from Green Pilgrimage Network sites to explain their teachings and traditions linking spirituality, pilgrimage and the care of the natural world.
April 25, 2013:
Green Pilgrimage Newsletter, April 2013
Updates from Trondheim, Jerusalem, India, Scotland and Buckingham Palace.
July 25 2013:
PRESS RELEASE: Condolences to Santiago de Compostela pilgrim train crash
On the eve of our Green Pilgrimage Network meeting we express our sympathies for the pilgrims who died in the terrible train crash outside this holiest place.