J’lem, Haifa to be part of international ‘green pilgrimage’

10.10.2011                      12.Tischrei. 5772

Umwelt:

J’lem, Haifa to be part of international ‘green pilgrimage’

Capital’s Dep. Mayor Naomi Tsur instrumental in forming the new network, which will link ‘faith cities’ to religions.

Both Jerusalem and Haifa will be sending delegations to an October 31 event in Assisi, Italy, which will celebrate the launch of a global network aimed at promoting environmentally – sustainable pilgrimages among the world’s major religious sites.
Key to the new Green Pilgrimage Network, which is being launched by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and the Worldwide Wildlife Fund, will be a link to “faith cities,” where pilgrimages tend to occur en masse annually and where sites must remain “as environmentally sustainable as possible,” according to a statement from the new group….