The Green Pilgrimage Network was 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.
ARC's involvement stopped in 2014, but the initiative continues in different pilgrim centres, particularly in India and in Europe, to come forward and join the Green Pilgrimage mission.
Sikh pilgrims in Amritsar drink clean water distributed by volunteers: plastic bottles are rare at the Golden Temple
Please note that these have not been updated since 2014.
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.