Redbridge Faith Forum – 2022 Walk of Peace
For the thirteenth year, over 70 people gathered for Redbridge Faith Forum’s Annual Walk of peace. This year, the focus was caring for the Elderly and vulnerable.
As in previous years the group, drawn from all over the Borough, gathered at the Holocaust Memorial in Valentines Park and heard words of support from our Mayor, Councillor Thavathuray Jeyaranjan, who started the walk and pledged to be with us again next year.
After a short input from giving us the Jewish perspective on our topic the group moved to visit the Buddhist Vihara, the VHP Hindu Temple, Islamic Centre in Albert Road, SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church and the Sikh Gurdwara.
At each of the faith venues we were welcomed and heard from their representatives regarding the importance of Caring for the Elderly and Vulnerable. It was unsurprising that at each venue the common theme of how, within the precepts of each faith, we are all called to both nurture and care for those in need. There was a special presentation during the walk from St Francis Hospice, whose staff care do so much for people of all faiths and none living in the local area.
After a short closing talk at the Gurdwara all were invited to join the community for the Langar and a delicious hot vegetarian meal.
We would like to thank all who joined us for the walk and each of our presenters at each venue. Where possible, copies of each talk will be available via the RFF website. We would also like to thank the RFF Trustees and all our volunteers, the local Police and everyone who made this walk possible. We are now looking forward to our next event ‘Breaking the Stigma on mental Health’ which will be held via zoom on the 2nd November.