All faiths to walk for a Living Wage

 Representatives of many faiths and communities will be walking together through the streets of East London tomorrow, to call for 'A Living Wage for Londoners'. Setting out from Stroudley Walk, near Bromley High Street in Bow at 10am, from the spot where the Suffragettes set up their first office in 1913, down Bow Road to London, walkers will follow in the footsteps of thousands of earlier East Londoners - the Chartists of the 1840s, the Matchgirls and Dockers of the 1890s, the Suffragettes and then George Landsbury, his Councillors and the people of Poplar in the 1920s. Organised by The East London Community Organisation (TELCO), walkers will reach the People's Palace at Queen Mary's College, Mile End, for 11.15am, for the Assembly and meeting with the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone and members of his cabinet, to discuss the next stage of the Living Wage Campaign. The Assembly will end at 12.45. Those taking part will include: Bishop Victor Guazzelli, the Roman Catholic Bishop of East London; Mgr John Armitage from the Diocese of Brentwood; Bishop Eric Brown, head of the New Testament Church of God; Pastor Arlington Trotman, secretary for the Churches Commission For Racial Justice; Bishop John Francis, founder of the Ruach Ministries; Mark Sturge, General Secretary of the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance; Bishop Roger Sainsbury, Chair of the Churches Commission for Racial Justice; Mahmud Tashid from the Muslim Council of Great Britain; Rev Les Isaac, founder of the Ascension Trust; Ratnaghosa, head of London's Buddhist Community, and Dr Manasir Ahsan, director general of the Islamic Foundation. For more information on TELCO, visit their website at:

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