Walk for Peace 6 July 2019
Final Update – 5 July
Well, just a few hours to go before liftoff. The team are putting the final bits together such as collecting a heap of artwork – very worthwhile visiting just to see these – and purchasing food to be consumed on the day. All we need for tommorow is a warm (but not hot) and dry day. The team is looking forward to the event and we would very much like to see you there as well!
Here’s the final programme:
Update 2 July
We’re nearly there! The Mayor has kindly agreed to present certificates to any school pupils present who participated in providing artwork for the event. There are some wonderful pieces (or should that be peaces) of art and they will be on display at the War Memorial. Please do come along and view the work and enjoy the dancing.
Update 27 June
Final preparations are underway for the walk. We have just heard that the Deputy Lieutenant of Kent will be none other than Dean Philip Hesketh. So, he will be performing with two hats on, as it were! Very many congratulations to him from the MIFA team.
Update 3 June
Here is the agreed event programme for the Walk. We have a special Service for Peace at the Chatham Memorial Synagogue.
Update 20 May
I’ve just heard today that we shall be graced by the Mayor Elect, Cllr Habib Tejan, during the walk. We are also working on agreeing a number of other speakers and will have a full programme available to show you soon.
Update 23 April
Happy St George’s Day! However, I am afraid that it is far from a happy time for so many people in Sri Lanka who are the victims of yet another brainless mass murder presumably by those thinking that they were doing their God’s work. They weren’t. Just the opposite. To counter this thought process is one of the main aims of MIFA and the Walk which encourages people to meet others of different faiths, backgrounds and cultures.
Update 15 March
Our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends in Christchurch today as they try to cope with the horror they suffered at the hands of the ignorant far right terrorist. This Walk is in support of good relationships in communities with different faiths and none and in this and similar ways we shall overcome the mindless few who only seek to destroy.
Update 6 March
The organising team has contacted several people who have agreed to participate in the Walk and speak at the various locations. More news soon!
We have just agreed some details for the forthcoming walk to be held on Saturday 6 July. Participants will walk from Gillingham, though the Greast Lines park to Chatham where we shall visit the Turkish mosque, the Unitarian church and the Chatham Memorial synagogue. We will end up at the War memorial outside Rochester cathedral. More details soon!