Caldmore Faith Walk Proves Poignant

Last updated: 18/11/2015 16:03:39

Faith walk

A ‘Faith Walk’ that took place in Caldmore on Sunday 15 November gained greater significance following the events that took place in Paris on the same weekend.

Reverend John Barnett, one of the lead organisers for the event stated: “What was planned as just one more event among those which bring faith communities together became a symbol of the unity that defies attempts of terrorists to divide us."

“Taking part was not only interesting and enjoyable but felt like an important statement too."

Organised by Walsall Multi Faith Forum, Black Country Near Neighbours and Walsall Council the walk took the participants from the starting point at St Matthews Church in Caldmore on to Bethel United Church, then to Guru Nanak Gurdwara and finished at Aisha Mosque.

During the walk information about each place of worship along with refreshments was shared. Ruth Burgess Black Country Near Neighbours Coordinator stated: "It was great to have people of all faiths and none come together to celebrate Interfaith Week and the diversity of Caldmore."

Councillor Andrew Deputy Leader stated: “Walsall is a proud town built on a strong sense of community and this was evident at last Sunday’s faith walk when people of different religious beliefs and heritage came together and demonstrated a solidarity in the shadow of the recent events that have touched us all. It makes me personally very proud to be a Walsall citizen.”