The Quakers, one of the key organisers of this multi-faith peace walk, invite Christians from across CTE’s national Member Churches to join them on Sunday 21 January.
The event, starting in Trafalgar Square at noon, will gather all faiths and spiritual traditions to lead an action call for non-violence, reconciliation and peace in respect and care for all life.
This call comes in the face of 32 wars being waged around the world and the growing violent reprisals in response, exemplified in the warfare in Palestine and Israel. Recent actions for peace have included people of faith and interfaith calls, but so far in England, no single unified intentional faith action has happened.
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for Quakers in Britain, Judith Baker said: “This event has been co-created by many faith groups coming together. The energy and love for peace is palpable and we hope all who come on the walk will feel it too.”
Those faith groups include the Salvation Army, Plum Village Buddhist Community (Followers of Thich Nhat Hanh) and Together for Humanity.
The walk will commence at noon in Trafalgar Square. At the start, prayers will be offered, including by the Chair of CTE Trustees, Rowena Loverance, who will represent our members.
This will be a solemn moment without flags, placards, or political slogans. Participants will walk wearing or carrying a single handmade white flower—a poignant reminder of the role of each individual in cultivating a more peaceful world. The group will proceed in silent walking meditation to Parliament Square and back to Trafalgar Square for 3 pm.