World Peace Flame

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The Hague is home to many peace organisations, so it was fitting that the first ever World Peace Flame should be sited in this city, outside its Peace Palace.

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In July 1999 seven flames from five continents were united to form the World Peace Flame.  Then in April 2004, a World Peace Pathway was built around it – each independent country in the world (196 of them) contributed a stone to the path, with the aim of reminding us all that world peace is the responsibility of each one of us.

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World Peace Pathway

Close to the pathway is a numbered chart of the path, identifying each country’s stone.

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The big grey stone at bottom right is the UK’s contribution

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10 thoughts on “World Peace Flame

  1. I really like all the countries’ contributions to this symbol to world peace. May it serve as a reminder that more things connect us than divide us. Thanks for sharing.

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