It was a pleasure to be part of the Southwark Interfaith Walk earlier in September. We started down at the East Dulwich end of Peckham, at Copleston Church & Community Centre where the RevEdward Collier is vicar: Copleston combines an Anglican and a United Reformed church and is committed to inclusion, stating that it “does not discriminate on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality.”
The next stop was Rye Lane Baptist church with talks from one of the ministers there and from a SELHuG representative on humanism. We stopped at the Peckham Peace Wall to appreciate the messages of peace and solidarity after Peckham and other London towns were rocked by riots in 2011, and then a really charming walk along the green corridor to Burgess Park and the New Peckham Mosque where we were given a warm welcome. It was a day of friendship, listening and getting to know each other.