Rome to Paris pilgrimage - 2015
The People's Pilgrimage reached Paris November 28 2015
Pilgrimage called for action on climate
in 2015 ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris. Every step counts
and we asked our Leaders to have the courage, imagination and generosity
to work through difficulties and bring the world to a meaningful climate
agreement which keeps global average temperatures below 2degreesC. .
The pilgrimage was set up by OurVoices and
other groups from around the world, and across faiths. You can follow Yeb's journey on Twitter,
Facebook, on the story-map, and on The People's Pilgrimage blog. Please share
his story with your own networks, using the tag #PeoplesPilgrimage. (My blogs from the Pilgrimage - link)
pilgrims are part of a worldwide movement of people of faith and goodwill, who
are taking their own journeys, big and small, to visit the places at the heart
of the climate crisis at risk or affected already, or showing the way
forward - places of hope and resistance.
These pilgrimages are a chance to reflect on our future. Our journeys, our
stories are also the key to this crisis. Every step we take, every story we
share, lifts up the human face of climate change. Bringing hope to those
without it, or showing the reality to those that doubt it.
better future is possible. The technology for a clean world is here now, and
the solutions to the climate crisis will unlock a prosperous, safer, more just
see also page on the Walk for Climate Justice in 2014
walk leaves the St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in Rome on September
30 2015 and will be in Assisi on October 4 for the Feast of St Francis where each year the feast commemorates the life of St Francis,
who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of
animals and the environment.
reach northern Italy by November 5 after walking over 717
kilometers. After walking over the Alps walkers continue from Geneva in
Switzerland into southern France, passing via Lyon, Taize and
arrive in Paris after 60 days on
Bike for a Future: why
ride a bicycle from Vietnam to Paris?
For most of 2015 Simon Nelson and
Nguyen Kim Ngan cycled through Asia and Europe to arrive in Paris before the
COP-21 talks. Read their amazing story at Bike4afuture.com
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