Date(s) - 16/11/2017
4:45 pm - 7:15 pm
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4.45pm at top of Grey Street (next to Lloyds Bank): Chain of Peace
5pm at top of Grey Street (next to Lloyds Bank): Addresses by different faith leaders
6pm at St Nicholas Cathedral: Service
Representatives of different faiths will come together in Newcastle city centre to make a physical chain of peace, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s visit to the city.
In keeping with Dr King’s view that love is ‘the unifying principle of life’, leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu communities will gather at the top of Grey Street, close to Earl Grey’s Monument and link arms as a symbol of unity.
Up to 150 people are expected to join the faith leaders and representatives at the event in making the chain and singing songs of peace.
Following this, a Christian service will take place at St Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle at 6pm, to which people of any faith and none are welcome to attend.
The event has been organised by the Newcastle Chain of Peace, a multi-faith network aiming to foster closer ties between faith groups and the wider community.
People of all faiths and none are welcome to attend both the Chain of Peace event on Grey Street, which will start at 4.45pm with peace songs, followed by addresses by the different faith leaders from 5.00pm. The service at St Nicolas’ Cathedral starts at 6pm.
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