In the year 2002/03 the study project „Sustainability and Religion(s) – a Pilgrimage” was initiated by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Education. It was the starting point of PILGRIM, an international educational network that stresses a fourth dimension of sustainability: spirituality. Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue were main values from the beginning. On 6th June 2023, the big celebration of 20 years of PILGRIM will take place in Vienna putting its pedagogical concept and the many participating schools around Europe in the spotlight.
With a workshop held on 4th October 2022 with the director of the Vatican “Laudato si Action Platform”, John Mundell, PILGRIM already started the festivities of its 20 years. A fruitful exchange developed as the Vatican platform highlights similar goals as PILGRIM: “Sustainable Pedagogy” and “Ecological Spirituality”.