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Trondheim GPN, 2013

Trondheim green pilgrimage meeting, 2013

The meeting on July 26 2013 opened with candles lit for those pilgrims who died at Santiago de Compostela and Uttarkhand. Martin Palmer of ARC and Berit Lanke of the National Pilgrim Centre, Trondheim

The Municipality of the City of Trondheim, the Diocese of Nidaros, The Church of Norway and ARC are holding the second official international meeting of the Green Pilgrimage Network in the ancient holy city of Trondheim, Norway from 26-29 July 2013.

Link here for The Economist article

Link here for the latest pictures.

Link here for a report on the outcome of the Trondheim Green Pilgrimage Network meeting.

Some 90 secular and religious leaders are attending from China, Japan, India, Palestine, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Armenia and many European pilgrim places including Vadstena Sweden, St Albans, Norwich, Iona, Luss and Canterbury in the UK, Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Professor Tu Wei Ming, President of the International Confucius Ecological Alliance, who will address the event
During the event there was an important historic announcement on the environment from the Confucian tradition in China.

Secular and religious decision-makers are having the opportunity to compare examples of best practice, and be helped to leverage their position as holy places to get more funding and energy dedicated to improving the environment and helping their millions of pilgrims to make positive rather than negative impacts on the earth.

The meeting, which is an invitation only event, includes participation on the final day in in Northern Europe’s largest pilgrimage gathering, the St Olav festival.

Timetable: Arrivals, July 25, 2013. Departures, July 29, 2013. The meeting includes attending the opening events of the St Olav’s festival on July 28.


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More information on Trondheim event
Report of Trondheim meeting.
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