Lincoln Peace Walk to unite people of all faiths

A walk for peace will take place in Lincoln next week to bring people of all ages, races and faiths together.

The peace walk, which is being organised by Lincoln Interfaith Forum is being held on Monday, July 31 from 7pm at Lincoln Cathedral.

Attendees will meet at the west wing of the cathedral at 6.45pm. At 7pm the walk will make its way around the perimeter of the cathedral where the evening will be finished with multi-faith prayers.

Organisers say the event will raise awareness of the importance of peace in difficult times. People of all backgrounds and faiths are being invited to take part.

Last year, over 200 took part in the first Lincoln Peace Walk, the first of its kind in the city.

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”

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.”

Attendees may bring small flowers to distribute to the members of the public (or to each other), during the walk.

The group has also asked that no banners, flags or placards are brought along.