A walk for peace will take place next Monday evening among people of all ages and races, faiths or no faith to spread an important message – That we can all live in harmony, whoever you are and whatever your background or religion.
The Peace Walk, being organised by Lincoln Interfaith Forum is being held to highlight the importance of peace in difficult times, and everyone is welcome to come and join in.
The Peace Walk will take place on Monday 31 July and will start at 7pm with a short prayer. Everyone will meet at the West Wing of Lincoln Cathedral at 6:45pm for a 7pm start. The Walk will then make its way around the perimeter of Lincoln Cathedral where the evening will be finished with multi-faith prayers.
Jasmit Phull, Co-Chair of Lincoln InterFaith Forum said:
“An historical event took place at the Lincoln Cathedral last year when multi faith prayers were said for the first time ever inside the cathedral after the walk
“Last year we had planned to say the multifaith prayers outside the cathedral but due to the bad weather, we were overwhelmed by kindness shown by the Chancellor, Mark Hocknull, who invited us inside.
“We shall continue to spread the message of goodwill to the whole world and will continue to play vital role of kindness to our fellow human beings in times of need.
“ We invite everyone to come and join us at the Peace Walk and be part of the continuity of love, peace and happiness"
Last year’s Peace Walk was the first of its kind in Lincoln, and attracted over 200 people. The group walked through Castle Square into Lincoln Castle where a short interfaith prayer was said in front of the Poppies Wave, before making its way back to the cathedral.
Councillor Rosie Kirk, Portfolio Holder for Community Cohesion and Social Inclusion said:
“'I attended the peace walk last year and the support was tremendous .
“It shows how Lincoln is leading the way in bringing communities together, a real shining light.
“I shall be looking forward to the walk on Monday, and hope that many people will join us at this wonderful event'
If anyone wishes to bring small flowers, to distribute to the members of the public (or to each other), during the Peace Walk, please do so.
The group kindly ask that no banners, flags or placards be brought to the event.