Update of Flame of Hope
About Earth Caravan
The Earth Caravan is a global intercultural pilgrimage dedicated to peace, healing, and justice for the most traumatic places on our planet. Since 2015 the Earth Caravan has traveled from Nagasaki to Hiroshima, from Auschwitz to Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina and to Serbia, and from the First Nations of Canada to Israel and Palestine.
Through its annual activities and initiatives, Earth Caravan inspires thousands of people all around the globe to work for the bright future we share.
The Earth Caravan aims to create a world of loving communities that take care of each other and take responsibility for other people’s happiness.
Peace is established only when people overcome differences of race, country, religion, and ethnicity. We believe that it is critical for Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, and indigenous peoples to pray and work together, connect, and deepen our shared bonds to establish lasting and true friendships.
The mayor of Hiroshima has given the Caravan special permission to bring the Hiroshima Peace Flame on the Caravan’s voyage from Japan, to North America and the Middle East. The Peace Flame was taken from one of the flames that burned after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945.
The Caravan was conceived by members of Tao Sangha, a Buddhist nongovernmental organization founded by the internationally renowned Buddhist priest and master of Tao Shiatsu, Ryokyu Endo.