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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Birmingham faith groups walk together
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 On Saturday, representatives from Birmingham's different faith communities walked across the city to witness for peace. Starting from Holy Trinity Church in Aston the band of pilgrims walked through Hockley to Edgbaston, visiting eight different faith communities on their way. At every place of worship there was an opportunity to share a common wish for peace. Pilgrims and members of the various host groups prayed, meditated, sang or shared silence together. There were stops at the Mosque, the Hindu Temple, the New Testament Church of God, the Baha'i community (at Villa Road Methodist Church), the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara on Soho Road, St. Francis' Catholic Church in Handsworth, and the Buddhist Peace Pagoda in Edgbaston. Hospitality was extended to the group at each stop. At the Sikh Gurdwara pilgrims enjoyed a magnificent lunch and a fantastic view of the city from the top of the largest Sikh temple in Europe. Supporters from Malvern as well as visitors from Germany, Italy, Kosova, Pakistan, and Bangladesh joined the Brummie pilgrims. This was the third Birmingham Peace Walk, and it is hoped that next year even more people will take part.
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