Stay updated on the pilgrimage - sign up below.
Yeb Saño shares what it has been like to walk through the "divine and spiritual" Great St Bernard Pass of the Alps.back to listing
For the last 24 hours, our group has been walking up with the Swiss Alps to reach the Great St Bernard Pass. After spending the night 8100 ft (2469 m) above sea level at Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard, a historical shelter for pilgrims passing through, we're now walking down the Alps towards Geneva. I’ve had such a powerful experience here because of the Alps. Especially for people who live in the tropics, it’s overwhelmingly beautiful scenery, but also it reminds you of the powerful divine forces around you.
It’s a very spiritual experience.
Crossing the Alps represents a lot of meaningful things, including the fact that it is probably the biggest physical obstacle between Rome and Paris that we have to overcome. And it’s not just a mountain — it’s a cold mountain at this time of the year. So getting through it [crossing the Alps] in this long journey is quite possibly the most important metaphor we can encounter, in the context of the contrast related to climate change.
The People's Pilgrimage on top of Great St Bernard PassStaying at the Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard for me was like being transported back into the past. The Great St Bernard Pass has a rich history which we were able to learn more about — it is the most ancient pass through the Western Alps and has been an important route for pilgrims in ancient times and until today.
The People's Pilgrimage with Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard in the backgroundA key teaching of St Bernard we learned was “Deeds, not words” and it is something I think speaks to our mission of what we're trying to do. The People’s Pilgrimage represents climate action. It represents also, in a political way, that the time for talking is long over.
Rev. Fletcher Harper reflects on the Paris agreement and where the climate movement goes next.Read more
After walking 1500km over 59 days, the People's Pilgrimage for Climate Justice made it to Paris.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage made a stop at the Taizé community in France in the wake of the attacks in Paris.Read more
Nearly 50 pilgrims of different faiths and none set off on a 200-mile journey from London to Paris ahead of COP21.Read more
After over six months of eager anticipation and journeying through different parts of the world, the People's Pilgrimage has finally landed on French soil.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage says goodbye to Italy and is warmly welcomed in Geneva at the Ecumenical Centre.Read more
Yeb Saño shares what it has been like to walk through the "divine and spiritual" Great St Bernard Pass of the Alps.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage for Climate Justice reaches their halfway point to Paris. Yeb Saño shares an update from the road.Read more
A Dutch group is calling attention to the action needed to avert dangerous climate change and keep the planet safe for future generations.Read more
Tessa shares her experience being on the road with The People's Pilgrimage for Climate Justice in Italy.Read more
We’ve set up a crowd-funding campaign to help get The People's Pilgrimage to Paris safely.Read more
We've traversed two-lane roads, off-road paths, and numerous hill climbs which gave evidence to our singularity of purpose.Read more
Environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt, shares what everyone can do to support The People's Pilgrimage.Read more
The We Have Faith Cycling Caravan for Climate Justice is in full swing through southern Africa ahead of COP21.Read more
The Pacific Climate Warriors of 350 Pacific joined the People's Pilgrimage from Foligno to Assisi, Italy.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage is welcomed in Corchiano, Italy on their journey to Paris.Read more
Day 2 of the People's Pilgrimage brings the pilgrims to an Italian community facing serious health problems due to a local coal power plant.Read more
Yeb Saño and pilgrims of The People's Pilgrimage receives blessings from Pope Francis to start their 1500km journey to Paris ahead of COP21.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage for Climate Action, led by Yeb Saño, departs Rome for a 1500km walk to Paris ahead of COP21.Read more
The second interview with women of faith working on a pan-African cycling caravan through Southern Africa.Read more
One of two interviews with women of faith working on a pan-African cycling caravan through Southern Africa.Read more
For the 10th anniversary of “Giornata per la Custodia del Creato,” FOCSIV launches the Italian itinerary for The People's Pilgrimage.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage travels to Visakhapatnam where Cyclone Hudhud caused extensive damage 10 months ago.Read more
The Govardhan EcoVillage provides the perfect resting place for The People's Pilgrimage through India.Read more
In Varanasi, the Holiest City in India, The People's Pilgrimage receives a warm welcome from Banaras Hindu University students.Read more
Yeb Saño reflects on Gandhi's words after his journey through New Delhi for The People's Pilgrimage.Read more
The Odell/Baffa family took a pilgrimage to the tallest point on a fragile U.S. peninsula threatened by climate change.Read more
Yeb Saño shares a reflection from his Roman pilgrimage with multi-faith emerging climate leaders for The People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Yeb Saño prepares for the next leg of his global journey visiting communities at risk and fighting climate change.Read more
A cycle through Barra, The Uists, Benbecula and South Harris for the People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Sean, Lotifa, Yonatan, Priya, and Ravneet share their experiences from taking part in Rome's multifaith climate march, One Earth, One Family.Read more
Yeb Saño shares a beautiful reflection on the warm welcome received in Vanuatu for the People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Six-Month Global People’s Pilgrimage Launched in Vanuatu to Demand a Strong UN Climate Change Agreement in DecemberRead more
Yeb Saño shares his story from Tacloban City for the launch of the People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Catholic Ecology reports on the launch of the People's Pilgrimage around the worldRead more
OurVoices is launching The People's Pilgrimage with Yeb Saño, former Philippines Climate Change Commissioner and government delegate to UN climate talks.Read more
Francis Newman shares his experience from the SB42 UNFCC climate talks in Bonn and shares hope for the future.Read more
Philippines climate envoy, Yeb Saño, announces his leave from diplomacy to fight climate change with OurVoices.Read more