Religions come together in Newcastle for annual Peace Walk to promote harmony

Hundreds of people from all walks of life marched as one to promote racial and cultural harmony in Newcastle.

The Newcastle Council of Faiths’ Annual Walk for Peace took place today, leaving the Hindu Temple on West Road at 11am.

Following opening prayers, marchers headed to the Church of Venerable Bede shortly after lunchtime to learn more about Christianity. Follow the link to here to read Chris Knight’s article

TWAFA Comment: All faiths tend to boil down to one main thing; what the acclaimed writer Karen Armstrong calls the Golden Rule. In other words, treat others as you would wish to be treated your self.

This walk shows that many in Newcastle, of whatever faith background they come from, understand this.  At the end of the day, as the late Jo Cox put it, we have far more in common than that which divides us.

Extremists from whatever background they come from, can only divide us if we allow them to.   Walks like this remind us that so many of us will not allow the extremists to win.

(c) TWAFA October 2017