Story & Photos: Farhan Ahmed
The 5th annual march for peace organised by Burngreave’s religious institutions took place on the 13th April. We were set to go through Burngreave, Fir Vale and Firth Park as usual.
In the beginning we all gathered outside St Catherine’s Catholic Church on Burngreave Road, then walked down Barnsley Road and into Fir Vale, continuing to Firth Park. We paused outside Mosques and Churches along the route, where silent reflection and prayer was made.
This was the first time I took part in an event that allowed religious integration through walking! As we smoothly walked down the path, I was met by people of different faiths. There were also people from different denominations within the same religion which shows the event successfully brought about greater unity.
We finished outside the Methodist Church in Firth Park where refreshments were provided. This was a good time to relax and greet one another. From all that walking we all felt rather unified through the same feeling of needing a good ‘cuppa’.