RELIGIONS UNITED FOR PEACE WALK; Groups of All Denominations Join in March to Places of Worship in the City

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Byline: Cara Simpson

A PROCESSION of peace marched through Coventry at the weekend on a journey of religious discovery.

About 100 people from a range of denominations joined in the annual Peace Walk with city dignitaries on Saturday.

It brought together numerous religions as participants marched to three places of worship across the city.

The 16th annual event united a variety of faiths, with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Baha'is and spiritualists among the religions represented.

They met outside the Priory Visitor Centre in the city centre to begin a two-mile walk, after welcome prayers were said, with a stop at the Cambridge Street Mosque in Hillfields and then the Shree Krishna Temple in Harnall Lane West. The walk was concluded with a celebratory feast at Guru Nanak Parkash Gurdwara.

Harry Hall, chair of the Coventry Multi-faith Forum which organised the event, said: "The walk is now in its 16th year and grows in popularity as the religions come together to celebrate unity each year. We learn about each other and resolve conflict to help promote peace and unity in this multicultural and multi-faith city."

Coventry's modern-day Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta, joined in the procession.

She is one of the trustees on the Coventry Multi- faith Forum which meets monthly at the Priory Visitor Centre. …