WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Peace Light has made its way to the Valley.
It’s at the Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council office in Warren.
For over 26 years, the Peace Light from Bethlehem has been brought overseas to American through the cooperation of the Austrian Broadcasting Company.
The flame that lit the three candles there came all the way from Bethlehem. There are 15 oil lamps that have been burning continuously there for over 1,000 years.
Each year, a child from Upper Austria fetches the light from the grotto in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.
While its origins are religious, the overall message is peace.
“We encourage people of all faiths to come and take the light with them and spread that message of peace. They can come and bring their own candles, their own oil lamps,” said Greater Western Reserve Council Boy Scouts Administrative Assistant Jackie Bell.
You can visit the Peace Light at the Boy Scouts’ office in Warren from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until December 21. Anyone can stop by with a candle or oil lamp to bring the Peace Light into their own home or business.
The office is located at 4930 Enterprise Blvd. NW.