Boy Scouts host Peace Light in Warren

The Boy Scouts in Warren, Ohio are hosting the Peace Light.


WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Greater Western Reserve Council of the Boy Scouts of America is hosting the 2015 Peace Light again this year and will house the flame at its office in Warren.

The Peace Light originates in the grotto where Jesus was born in Bethlehem and is flown to Vienna, Austria where it is then distributed to 20 European countries and North America.

The flame arrived at JFK airport on Nov. 28 and is expected to arrive Monday, Nov. 30 at the Boy Scout offices on Enterprise Drive in Warren. Delivery is expected between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

It’s called the Peace Light because it can be shared with one flame, just as peace can be shared.

“If I share my peace with you, I still have peace, and now you have peace and the world in general has peace,” said Joe Reding of the Boy Scouts.

Anyone of all faiths is invited to share the flame by bringing a wind-proof container to the Boy Scout offices at 4930 Enterprise Dr., Warren, and retrieve the flame to take home. Churches and organizations are also welcome to share the flame.

The Peace Light will be available for everyone to see until noon on December 23rd.

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