FRH Torch

Inspired by the Olympic Torch of Athens, FRH launched the Torch of Heritage and Culture” initiative, to raise awareness and safeguard the importance of Europe’s rich religious heritage. The FRH Torch is a memory treasure box, containing personal letters from prominent members of the international community but also from European citizens themselves. These letters, contributed during an official Torch ceremony held at various events all over Europe, describe personal memories and stories relating to religious heritage.

WHEN? Launched on 8 January in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, the Torch traveled across Europe until 11 October 2018, finishing its journey at the FRH Conference in Paris, and opening the Torch Public Campaign until the conclusion of the EYCH, on the 31st of December 2018.

WHERE? The FRH Torch was hosted at a number of events all over Europe. In order to learn more about its travels, discover the route of the Torch.

HOW? The FRH Torch is a treasure box full of personal stories related to religious heritage, from politicians, artists, scientists, European citizens, as well as refugees.

MORE: You can now watch the compilation videos from each event, and also see the FRH Torch media coverage along its European journey.

The FRH Torch Book is a documentation of the activities of the FRH Torch initiative. Complete with descriptions of the destinations, and a full compilation of the letters that were received during the initiative, this publication captures the legacy of the FRH Torch initiative. Download the FRH Torch book here