“Peace Walk held in the London Borough of Lewisham.”
The very word “Islam”, which means ‘surrender’, is related to the Arabic word “salaam” (peace). A Muslim by his/her very nature is therefore one who wishes to live in a safe, peaceful environment and to make efforts for the spread and continuity of peace.
With this in mind, on Sunday 29th May 29, it was an honour for the Lewisham Islamic Centre to participate along with many other Faith Communities in the 2nd Annual Peace Walk in the London Borough of Lewisham.
Over 200 people took part in the Peace Walk which started at the Catford and Bromley Synagogue, stopping at Lewisham Civic Centre in Catford, Lewisham Islamic Centre, St Mary’s Church of England Church, St Saviour’s Roman Catholic Church, Lewisham Sivan Temple and concluding at Lewisham Police Station.
We were joined by the Mayor of the London Borough of Lewisham Steve Bullock, Heidi Alexander (Shadow Health Secretary) and Joe Oakley (Deputy Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police in the London Borough of Lewisham).
It was a great day of showing the diversity, unity and the great community spirit in the London Borough of Lewisham, which really is second to none.
It is also important to remember on days such as this that in a world that may seem increasingly secular to many of us, it is easy to forget that religious belief is a central part of life for hundreds of millions of people and today was a testimony to this.
Lewisham Islamic Centre would like to extend its thanks and gratitude to all who took part in on this wonderful day.
You can check out the centres Youtube Channel by clicking this link…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2HKk9Wd8hE