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Redbridge residents gear up for the annual walk for peace

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:05 29 August 2017

Jacquie Grieve with Father Gareth Jones at a previous walk.

Jacquie Grieve with Father Gareth Jones at a previous walk.

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As a sign of solidarity and friendship, residents of all faiths will join together to participate in a multi-faith walk.

Jacqueline Grieve, Chair of Redbridge Faith Forum speaking before the Interfaith peace walk at the Buddhist Vihara in Ilford.Jacqueline Grieve, Chair of Redbridge Faith Forum speaking before the Interfaith peace walk at the Buddhist Vihara in Ilford.

The Multifaith Walk of Peace organised by the Redbridge Faith Forum, normally takes place in October but has been moved forward to September 10 in the hope of better weather.

The event is now in its ninth year and continues to attract a wide range of faith groups and different age groups.

This year’s theme is “acting together for one world in peace” ” with walkers thinking about what each of us do to promote peace and respect.

The walk will begin at the Holocaust Memorial Garden, Valentines Park, Ilford, where a member of Redbridge’s Jewish community will give a talk.

The Redbridge Faith Forum's Interfaith Walk of Peace is held each year. Picture: Isabel InfantesThe Redbridge Faith Forum's Interfaith Walk of Peace is held each year. Picture: Isabel Infantes

This year, six places of worship are set to be visited, with each visit involving a talk and tour of the religious buildings.

Refreshments will also be available at three of the venues - including a vegetarian meal at the Karamsar gurdwara in High Road at the end of the walk.

Karen Kent, project development worker at RFF, encouraged everyone to attend the popular event, which is an excellent way to learn more about different faiths.

She said: “It is a wonderful opportunity for people to be welcomed into faith venues that they might otherwise not normally visit.”

She added: “Our theme is peace which is needed more than ever in these troubled times and our aim as always is to foster respect, co-operation and understanding.

“We respect differences in beliefs whilst recognising so many similarities in the teachings and values of the faiths.

“Our host venues are glad to open their doors and we hope that the event will as in previous years give walkers the chance to meet new people and learn more about other faiths.”

The event will begin at 1pm on September 10 in Valentines Park and should approximately finish at 4pm in the gurdwara.

Walkers are welcome to join us for all of the walk or just part of the route if they wish.

If you would like to find out about upcoming events visit redbridgefaithforum.org.

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