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The Flame of Hope

The Flame of Hope is a physical flame and a living symbol to transform past suffering into peace among all people. It is the first physical manifestation of humankind’s common hope for Peace.


Since its creation, more than 400,000 people worldwide have added their wishes, hopes, and prayers to the Flame.

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Our Goal

The goal of our work is to promote altruism, healing, and understanding throughout the world. We advocate for unity among people of all religions, nationalities, ideologies, and beliefs. We invite all people to contribute their wishes and dreams to end global war, conflict, and poverty. 

We help people to free themselves from attachment through deeply rooted Eastern mindfulness practice. We make contributions to communities in need around the world, train people to embody a giving heart, and offer ancient medical treatments that treat the whole person. 

"The world will never change unless people take responsibility for the happiness of others."

 -Helen Keller

By genuinely wishing for others to find their purpose and fulfill their dreams, we contribute to our own well-being and inner harmony. A heart of empathy creates a more healthy and fulfilled life. The Flame of Hope represents humankind’s common hope for unity and peace by helping people live with compassion and become more responsible for each other’s happiness.

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The Flame of Hope has been unified with 15 of the most sacred Flames of the world.

Peace Flame: Hiroshima Memorial Park – Japan

It includes the “fires of religion” from 12 Buddhist streams, the “fires of industry” from factories across the country, and the “unquenchable spiritual fire” of Miyajima Misen, which has been burning for 1200 years in Hiroshima.

Embers of the atomic bomb from Hoshino village

The embers of the atomic bomb from Hoshino village from the Peace Tower at Hoshino village

Peace light of Bethlehem from the Nativity Church

The Peace light of Bethlehem from the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, Palestine

Eternal Flame of the Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem is a national memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, on Herzl Hill in West Jerusalem.

Flame of Commitment from Nagasaki

The Flame of Commitment from the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan

The light of transfiguration of Jesus

The light of transfiguration is taken from the light of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Eternal Flame of Honganji

The Eternal Flame of Honganji from Nishi-Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan

Lights of Lourdes

The Lights of Lourdes from the Grotto of Apparitions Sanctuary in Lourdes, France

Eternal flame of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta, USA

The Eternal Flame of Martin Luther King Jr. from the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Peace light of Assisi

It has continued to burn as a symbol of peace, and as a symbol of a way of life in which humanity, nature, and the universal Holy Spirit unify, inheriting the spirit of the 13th-century saints St. Francis and St. Claire of Assisi.

Kiezunohi, Miyajima, Japan

It’s a 1200 years burning fire. Originallay, lit by master Kukai for a ceremony.

Buddha’s flame, Lumbini

“Eternal Peace Flame” located at the Lumbini, Nepal. The born place of Shakyamuni Buddha.

The Eternal Flame of Mahatma Gandhi

This flame is burning at Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial in Delhi, India, built in1951, commemorating his legacy and contribution to the humanity.

Flame of Ambedkar

B. R. Ambedkar, who drafted the Constitution of India at the time of independence, about the abolition of the caste system, is called the father of modern Indian Buddhism. Flame located at Chaitya Bhoomi, Mumbai, India.

Freedom Fire (Liberation Fire)

This fire commemorates the liberation of The Netherlands in May 1945 and stands as a symbol of freedom and peace that is spread from Wageningen to the whole country, lit at local Liberation festivals each year on 5 May.


Why do we call it the Flame of Hope? 

After the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, one of the flames that still burned was maintained and presented to Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2019, who blew it out to symbolize hope for a future free from nuclear war and all weapons.

After praying for peace with Pope Francis, we created a new flame, called the “Flame of Hope” to fuel the transformation of past suffering into future peace. 

Since then, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist leaders, as well as leaders of other faiths have endorsed and placed their prayers into the Flame, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Arun and Tushar Gandhi, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and HAJ Sami of the Al Aqaba Center in Palestine. 

Since its creation, more than 400,000 people, including Pope Francis and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, have added their wishes, hopes, and prayers to the Flame of Hope, strengthening its power. The Flame continues its global pilgrimage, carried by those who believe the world can change when the flame is lit in the hearts of all human beings.

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