"The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not for the greed of a few."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Those who add spirituality to education for sustainability enrich the earth with heaven"

Johann Hisch

"...eat and drink! But do not be wasteful"

Koran 26: 17

"Our prideful isolationism has alienated us from God and nature. Only humility and concord can heal our wounded planet"

Patriarch Bartholomew, 2015
(Commentary on Laudato Si)

"The world is more than a problem to be solved, it is a joyful mystery...."

Laudato Si 12

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What is PILGRIM?

Under the motto "Living Consciously - Giving Future", PILGRIM links education for sustainable development with a religious-ethical-philosophical educational dimension. It focuses on a sustainable future by encouraging change and strengthening trust in the present. Through the "different" view of reality, motivation is to be created to change one's own actions in responsibility and respect for all living things. Spirituality is understood as the view and the attitude towards the world, the meaning of existence and all living things gained through taught, lived and reflected faith.

We are

a group of people who are concerned about education for sustainability combined with spirituality,
from different professional fields,
Interreligious, interdenominational, interculturally networked

We want to

intensify the educational work "Spirituality and Education for Sustainability",
support the PILGRIM institutions in their work in the best possible way,
support the PR work of the PILGRIM institutions

We offer

Information about the concerns of the PILGRIM institutions,
Events for dialogue on science, cultures, ecology and religions,
Encounters with renowned experts, artists and those directly affected

We invite you

to look around to see who can be recruited for this project,
to become a member and to collaborate.
to support the work of PILGRIM also financially

Become a member of PILGRIM

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69th International Pedagogical Workshop Salzburg

International Pedagogical Conference Salzburg is one of the most important pedagogical conferences in the German-speaking area with approximately 600 participants per yearis aimed at people who work with children and young peopleis organized by the Katholisches Bildungswerk Salzburg in cooperation with Caritas Austria and the University of Salzburg from Wednesday, 14. to Friday, 16. July …

Launch workshop in September: “Does Sustainability Need Spirituality?”

Where does a deep motivation for sustainable action lie: in the mind, in the willingness to act morally or in the depth of the human heart?  Johann Hisch, founder of the International Education Network PILGRIM, and Ewald Kleybold, author of the book “Sustainability needs Spirituality”, deal with these questions. An educational approach to the dream …

Newsletter 83/ February – Marz 2021

Dear readers of the PILGRIM newsletter,current events made me think about life and the right to live. I admired the life of Arik Brauer, who, despite the unspeakable dangers he had experienced during the period of persecution of the Jews, called himself a happy man, to be listened to in diverse interesting contributions on YouTube. …

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