Walk celebrates city's diversity

Published on 13 November 2017

ORGANISERS of a walk that will take in six places of worship in Leicester are inviting people to join them on the two-mile route.

Taking place as part of Inter Faith Week – a national event that focuses on building understanding and cooperation between communities – the free walk will start at Town Hall Square at 10am on Saturday 18 November.

Everyone is welcome to join the walk, which will take in a Unitarian chapel, a Muslim community centre and a Hindu temple.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) Centre, the Jain Centre and Leicester Cathedral are also on the route.

Trained volunteers will lead the walk, which will take about three hours – including a 15-minute visit to each place of worship.

Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk at the Shree Jalaram Prarthana Mandal on Narborough Road.

Assistant city mayor for communities and equalities Cllr Manjula Sood will greet the walkers as they assemble in Town Hall Square.

She said: “Inter Faith Week provides an opportunity for people from Leicester’s diverse communities to learn from one another and form new friendships.

“This group walk is a great way for people to discover more about the city and to celebrate the things we have in common, while enjoying being out and about in the fresh air.”

The Inter Faith Walk has been organised by Leicester City Council and Leicester Friends of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

The walk is open to everyone but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call Sara Coy at Leicester City Council on 0116 373 7589 or email sara.coy@leicester.gov.uk

Inter Faith Week runs from Sunday 12 November to Sunday 19 November.