Pilgrims for Peace

If you are getting a bit weary of  sponsored runs, walks and ‘what have you’ the 2013 UK Pilgrimage for Peace and Economic Justice: Iona to London, might

Beginning on Iona at Pentecost (Sunday May 19th) 2013, finishing at the Houses of Parliament in London, July 20: it is billed as act of witness and communal celebration drawing strength and inspiration from historic centres of prayer along the way …

About the pilgrimage:

The 2013 Pilgrimage for Peace and Economic Justice has its origins in an interfaith service for justice and peace held at Hexham Abbey in January 2012, organised by Northumbrians for Peace, and in SCANA’s (Scottish Clergy Against Nuclear Arms) second annual Easter Week Act of Witness outside the gates of the Faslane Naval Base in March 2012.

A primary aim of the 2013 pilgrimage is to focus national public attention on the Government’s proposal to spend up to £100 billion renewing the Trident nuclear missile system, while continuing to slash NHS, education and social welfare budgets, including vital financial support for some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities across the UK.

The pilgrimage provides an opportunity to reaffirm and celebrate our common humanity – to share with each other along the way food, companionship, encouragement, stories and music and laughter in the midst of austerity – our vision of a fairer, more generous future for all, based on cooperation and mutual support, rather than merely the survival of the fittest or richest.

To find out where to join visit http://www.justpeacepilgrimage.com/ or follow on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/justpeacepilgrimage