The fourth Southwark Inter-faith walk was held in Peckham to raise awareness of other beliefs and build cross-community links.
Organisers from the Southwark Multi-Faith Forum said the event, which has been running since the London riots eight years ago, saw familiar and new faces to join on the walk through Peckham.
Committee member, Katherine Lyon, told the News the feedback from this year’s walk on Sunday, September 15 – which they hope to make an annual tradition – had been overwhelmingly positive, with many passers-by keen to find out more, and telling their own stories about making Peckham their home.
Chair of the Southwark multi faith forum, Musharraf Chaudhury, said: “It was an amazing day with people from various faith groups and none joining together walking through the high street and parks stopping at places of worship and interest for short talks and refreshments attracting much curiosity and praise.”
Around 35 people joined the group – who enjoyed fantastic sunshine, finishing off with a well-earned BBQ.
Next week, the group will also be participating in Southwark Council’s faith leadership conference, held on September 25, with a focus on tackling youth violence.