Update of Flame of Hope
The Earth Caravan is a global interfaith pilgrimage whose mission is to share peace, happiness, and healing in the world through words, art, music, shiatsu therapy, and interreligious prayers. The Caravan started in 2015 and every year travels to cities and places around the globe, sharing our strong message of peace, hope, and ways of living to help heal the wounds of war, violence, and disaster.
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 of by members of Tao Sangha, a Buddhist nongovernmental organization founded by the internationally renowned Buddhist priest and master of Tao Shiatsu, Ryokyu Endo.