RFF ANNUAL WALK OF PEACE  Sunday 19th May 2024 - 12.50pm (for a 1pm start) to 4.30pm

Each year Redbridge Faith Forum arranges an Interfaith Walk of Peace through Ilford.

Our annual Multi-faith Walk of Peace is a gentle stroll through central Ilford that brings together people from many diverse faith communities in Redbridge in a spirit of fellowship and harmony. As we walk together, visiting the different faith venues, and hearing from each faith about this year’s topic FAITH: FINDING PEACE WITHIN, we can appreciate the common precepts we share and we are able to further develop our understanding and respect for each other. This Walk of Peace is the replacement for the scheduled one which was due to take place in October 2023 and which we sadly had to postpone due to the difficult circumstances at that time.

Whether or not you are affiliated to a faith community please do join us for either the whole or part of the Walk of Peace. You can join/leave at any point.

Refreshments will be served at some faith venues but please bring your own refillable water bottle.

During the walk, we start at the Holocaust Memorial in Valentine's Park (Cranbrook Road entrance) around 12.50pm (for a 1pm start). From there we visit different places of worship in Redbridge. At each venue, we get a tour and a brief talk from our hosts. Each year has a different theme.

From 12.50     Assemble at the Holocaust Memorial Garden, Valentines Park, Ilford (Cranbrook Rd entrance, IG1 4TG) (https://my.redbridge.gov.uk/Map/parks-and-open-spaces/holocaust-memorial-gardens

1.00pm            Welcome from Mayor of Redbridge

Input from Jewish community

1.15pm             Pay respects at the tree planted in commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica

1.30pm            Arrive at the Buddhist Vihara at 9 Balfour Road IG1 4HP (Shoes to be removed if entering the prayer room). Talk at 1.30pm

1.50pm            Depart Vihara to continue Walk

2.10pm           Arrive at the Hindu Temple, 43 Cleveland Road IG1 1EE

(Shoes to be removed when entering temple). Talk at 2.15pm

2.30pm            Depart Temple to continue Walk

2.35pm           Arrive at Ilford Islamic Community Centre 52 - 56 Albert Road IG1 1HW

Talk at 2.40pm. There will be an opportunity to visit the Mosque (where shoes need to be removed & women are required to cover heads.) There will also be a talk from a representative of the Baha’i Faith at 2.50pm

Refreshments and will be available from 3.00pm

3.20pm            Depart Community Centre to continue Walk

3.35pm            Arrive at SS Peter’s & Paul’s Peace Garden, 342 High Road, IG1 4QP Talk at 3.35pm

3.50pm            Depart Church to continue Walk.

4.00pm            Arrive at Karamsar Gurdwara, 400 High Road IG1 1TW  (Shoes to be

removed & men & women will be required to cover heads - head coverings supplied if necessary).

Please note that everyone is invited to attend the Langar at the Gurdwara to enjoy a vegetarian meal                                                 

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Please email faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk to book your free place or contact the office on 0208 708 2445. Advance registration is appreciated to help with arrangements but is not essential.

Please publicise and share with your friends/family/faith communities.