Follow as the Flame of Hope
travels the world on its mission of peace.
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Kagoshima City Hall
World Peace Pagoda
Hofu Catholic Church
Aeon Town Hofu
Hiroshima Memorial Cathedral for World Peace
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
MOMIJI Sheltered Workshop
Hiroshima Jogakuin Junior & Senior High School
Ushita Elementary School
Okayama International Hotel
Akou City Hall
Kyoto Wadaji Tao Sangha Dojo
Kyoto Nishi Hongwanji
Rissho Kousei Kai Shiga Kyoukai
Catholic Gifu Church
Nihon Jidou Ikuseien
Nagoya Central Church
Sakuragaoka High School
United Church of Christ in Japan Matsumoto Church
St. Augustine’s Church
Catholic Fuchu Cemetery
Nipponzan Myohoji Shibuya Dojo
Japan Evangelical Lutheran Ichigaya Church
Pope Francis Catholic Mass - Nagasaki
Pope Francis Catholic Mass - Tokyo Dome
The Flame of Hope was used to light the candles of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Mass at the Tokyo Dome, a global event that took place in front of over 55,000 people.
Tokyo Wadaji Tokyo Tao Sangha Dojo
St. Peter's Basilica with Pope Francis
Earth Caravan and Hiroshima survivor pray for peace with Pope Francis at the Vatican
Upcoming Pilgrimage Events
??12/22 (SUN)-AMSTERDAM - NETHERLANDS
There is “Light Ceremony” to pray for world peace at the Sufism Center in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. Read messages of peace from various religions and spiritual paths of the world, pray and light candles with the fire of hope. ???
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Receive the Flame of Hope
On September 27th, 2019, the “Nagasaki Flame of Commitment” arrived at Urakami Cathedral,* and was be used to light the “Flame of Hope.” All in attendance prayed for peace while the “Flame of Hope” was used to light candles during a ceremony, and this combined flame began it’s journey.
After leaving Urakami Cathedral, the Flame was taken to Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Islamic mosques, and other places of worship, as well as to schools and festivals—wherever people pray and wish for peace. Along the way, the Flame of Hope was combined with the Flame of Peace from Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Flame from Yame city. As the journey unfolded, wishes for peace continued to be added to the “Flame of Hope,” and with all the stored wishes from all the places the Flame visited in Japan, it travelled to Tokyo, where Pope Francis used it during a Mass on November 25th.
Flame of Hope pilgrims from around the world were there to represent all people’s wishes for peace on Earth.
And on and on it travels …
You can apply to receive the Flame of Hope as a place of worship, an organization, or an individual.