Light of Peace from Bethlehem

Since 1989 the Austrian Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have been distributing the "Light of Peace from Bethlehem" initiated by the ORF. Starting from Vienna it goes to more than 20 European countries. In 2000 it reached North America for the first time.
Light of Peace from Bethlehem

The idea of the "ORF Light of Peace from Bethlehem" is closely connected with the birth of Jesus. It reminds us at the announcement of peace on the fields of the shepherds more than 2000 years ago. Therefore the distribution to the public should be very close to X-mas.

Many people have been devoted to a peaceful co-operation since the beginning of the "Light of Peace" in 1986. Thus it is sensible to agree on a mutual distribution with those persons or groups. You may co-ordinate a solemn handing over to secular and/or clerical personalities.

Using a symbol on an appropriate occasion to keep the coherence: Hints on this modern X-mas custom should underline the mutual as well as the origin in all leaf-lets and homepages.