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INTER-FAITH WEEK PILGRIM’S WALK FOR PEACE AND HARMONY (16-21 November)


INTER-FAITH WEEK PILGRIM’S WALK FOR PEACE AND HARMONY

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LONDON – WALSINGHAM – November 16-21 2009

WHAT?
The idea for the Pilgrimage developed from an initial Inter-Faith pilgrimage from London to Canterbury made in 2007, which was blessed on its way at various places of worship, including St Paul’s Cathedral, The East London Mosque, Whitechapel Synagogue and the Sikh Gurdwara in Bow.
All Faiths and None (AFAN) is a joint programme promoting dialogue and mutual understanding between representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist faiths and the British Humanist Association, working primarily with young people and a pilot programme in FE colleges..

WHO?
An informal group associated with the All Faiths and None programme and similar Inter-Faith organisations.  It is expected that 20-50 may join in for the London day and final day, but days 2-5 may attract a smaller group.  The walk will be led by Alan Murray and Ven. Amaranatho from the AFAN team.  Further information from them will be available shortly - info@afan.uk.net

WHERE & WHEN?
DAY 1 (16TH) – LONDON – HEMEL HEMPSTEAD. Walk from Bow Road Tube Stn (10.0) to Euston via Westminster.  Visits to Mosque, Gurdwara, Synagogue, Temple and the BHA (Humanist) headquarters with a blessing at Westminster Abbey and hopefully a supportive send-off from DCLG. Then train, walk and overnight at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
DAY 2 (17th) – ST. ALBANS – CAMBRIDGE - with visits to Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at Cambridge Regional College, and Mosque
DAY 3 (18th) – CAMBRIDGE – ELY – with visits to Cathedral and local places of worship
DAY 4 (19th) – ELY – DOWNHAM MARKET
DAY 5 (20th ) – DOWNHAM MARKET – FAKENHAM
DAY 6 (21st) – FAKENHAM – WALSINGHAM – for final Pilgrims’ blessing.

HOW?
The aim is to walk about 10-15 miles a day, with additional mileage by public transport for all who require it.  A supporter will accompany the pilgrimage by car, and is willing to carry luggage.  Overnight accommodation will be either with local supporters, or in local monastery/similar accommodation or Bed and Breakfasts.  The final day is scheduled to finish with lunch to give participants the chance to return by Saturday evening (transport to Kings Lynn).

CONTACT - info@afan.uk.net . Also have a look at the AFAN website – www.afan.uk.net ..