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List of green Pilgrimage Network members

The Assisi Basilica

This page has not been updated since June 2014. 


Assisi 2011


These are the founder members of the Green Pilgrimage Network, launched at the Sacred Land Celebration in Assisi, Italy, from October 31 to November 2, 2011.


• Bahá’í World Centre
The City of Haifa, Israel

• The Armenian Orthodox Church
The City of Etchmiadzin, Armenia

• The Franciscan Order in Assisi
The City of Assisi, Italy

• The Coptic Orthodox Church, Egypt
St Pishoy Monastery, Egypt

• St Albans Cathedral, Church of England
The City and District of St Albans, England, UK

• Nidaros Diocese, the Lutheran Church of Norway
The City of Trondheim, Norway
• The National Pilgrimage Centre, Norway

• Luss Parish Church of Scotland
Luss, in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK

• The Qadiriyyah Sufi Movement in Nigeria
The Kano State Government and Kano Metropolitan Local Government Councils, Nigeria

• The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Amritsar, India
The City of Amritsar, India

• Jinja Honcho, Japan
The Association of Shinto Shrines, Japan

• Louguantai Taoist Temple and the China Taoist Association of Shaanxi
The City of Louguan, People's Republic of China




Map showing the world-wide distribution of the new GPN member places.
Trondheim 2013

Listed below are a further 16 important pilgrimage places which joined the original 12 members at an extraordinary meeting of the network in Trondheim, Norway on July 26, 2013.


• Bethlehem
West Bank, Palestinian National Authority

• Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury, UK

• Friends of the Earth Middle East
Lower Jordan River Project

• The Iona Community
Iona, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

• Matale
Matale, Sri Lanka

• Our Lady of Guadelupe
Mexico City, Mexico

• Nanded
The shrine of Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib

• Norwich Cathedral
Norwich, Norfolk, UK

• Puri
Puri, Odisha, India

• Rajaji and Ranthambore Tiger Reserves in India (which attract millions of pilgrims to the temples in or near them)
Rajaji National Park, IndiaRanthambore Tiger Reserve, India

• Rishikesh
Rishikesh, Utterakhand, India

• Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

• Ujjain
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

• Vadstena Pilgrim Centre
Vadstena, Sweden

• Varanasi
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India


This list was last updated on March 10, 2014. Link here for summaries of environmental work undertaken by these pilgrim places.

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