2012 Inter Faith Walks


Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th July

In 2012, South London Inter Faith Group encouraged and supported a coordinated set of inter faith walks immediately before the Olympics and Paralympics.

There were 12 walks right across the southern part of London during the weekend 14th and 15th July 2012. Local groups chose the Saturday or the Sunday, or both, depending on local factors.

The aim was to use this time when the global spotlight was on London to celebrate the multi faith character of London and to demonstrate the inter faith collaboration that is taking place.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said “I am delighted to lend my support to the South London Inter Faith Walks in this summer like no other for London. The Olympic and Paralympic Games offer the most wonderful demonstration of togetherness, and it will be a joy to see athletes and visitors from all over the world, of all faiths and none, coming together in our capital where we are almost unique in being able to offer them all a home from home. That is something to celebrate and for which we can all give thanks, and I can think of no better way to do so than by joining one of these Inter Faith walks in that same spirit of togetherness and sporting endeavour.”

Information on 11 of the starting points may be found by clicking on Sarah Thorley’s map.

You can download the map as a pdf  here .

The 12th Walk was in Bromley, and a 13th took place in Southwark (Peckham) on 5th January 2013.

To see the details of a particular walk, please click on the borough name below.

Walks on Saturday 14th July
Croydon, Greenwich, Hounslow, Lambeth (Middle)Wandsworth.

Walks on Sunday 15th July
Bromley, Kingston, Lambeth (South), Lewisham, Merton, Richmond,
Southwark (& City).

Walk on Saturday 5th January 2013
Southwark (Peckham)

(At least one other Walk was arranged north of the river during the July weekend.
Waltham Forest.)