Hundreds expected at peace walk in city

Hundreds expected to peace walk in city

Hundreds expected to peace walk in city

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HUNDREDS of people are expected to walk through Southampton promoting peace and understanding between different faiths today.

For the first time, this year a Greek Orthodox church will be participating in the 17th annual Peace Walk.

The Southampton Council of Faiths has organised the event, which starts at the Peace Fountain in East Park at 12.15pm.

The walk sees representatives of all the city’s major faiths coming together, and organisers say that it is a great opportunity to learn about different religions.

Participants will walk from the fountain towards Medina Mosque before moving on to the Vedic Society Hindu Temple.

Next will be the Gurdwara Tegh Bahadur Sahib Tegh in St Mark’s Road and then they will head to the Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas in Bernard Street.

The final stop is the Anglican St Mary’s Church.

Rashid Brora, president of the council of Faiths, who is also president of the mosque, said that it was a chance for people and show some “solidarity”.

He said: “It is a matter of people living in peace and harmony with each other, that is the message of what we are trying to do.

“That’s part of the process of going around various different places of worship.

“It is a way for the public to understand the work of the Southampton Council of Faiths and to get people walking together in harmony and promoting the faith that helps people. We are expecting 250 people to take part, but the more the merrier.”

Southampton City Sheriff Linda Norris will speak at the opening event at the fountain before the walk begins. Refreshments will be provided throughout the route.

For more information call Council of Faiths secretary David Vane on 07545 982838.

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6:17am Sun 22 Jun 14

Orwell's Ghost says...

Perhaps whilst on their walk they might want to discuss the following peaceful verse from the Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."
Perhaps whilst on their walk they might want to discuss the following peaceful verse from the Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Orwell's Ghost
  • Score: -8

7:15am Sun 22 Jun 14

andyfidler1966 says...

Orwell's Ghost...perhaps you could take this opportunity to confirm that there are no similar verses in the peace-loving Christian bible...?
Orwell's Ghost...perhaps you could take this opportunity to confirm that there are no similar verses in the peace-loving Christian bible...? andyfidler1966
  • Score: 11

8:20am Sun 22 Jun 14

WarwickNights says...

Orwell's Ghost wrote:
Perhaps whilst on their walk they might want to discuss the following peaceful verse from the Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."
Or they could read other pieces of text from other religious books; like that ludicrous passage in the bible about not eating molluscs and other odd creatures and then make further sweeping generalisations about the faith of millions of people across the globe based on ill informed and inaccurate interpretations of specific passages of aforementioned books Alternatively, they could go outside an enjoy the sunshine and the lovely weather rather than think that a religious rant at 615am on a sunday morning- to the loons gallery of oddities and ne'er do wells(like me to be fair) who read the Echo comments sections- is going to make the slights difference in the scheme of things.....
[quote][p][bold]Orwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Perhaps whilst on their walk they might want to discuss the following peaceful verse from the Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."[/p][/quote]Or they could read other pieces of text from other religious books; like that ludicrous passage in the bible about not eating molluscs and other odd creatures and then make further sweeping generalisations about the faith of millions of people across the globe based on ill informed and inaccurate interpretations of specific passages of aforementioned books Alternatively, they could go outside an enjoy the sunshine and the lovely weather rather than think that a religious rant at 615am on a sunday morning- to the loons gallery of oddities and ne'er do wells(like me to be fair) who read the Echo comments sections- is going to make the slights difference in the scheme of things..... WarwickNights
  • Score: 7

12:09pm Sun 22 Jun 14

forest hump says...

Absolute hogwash, the lot of it. Faiths of all denominations are murderers of other faiths. So, as much as I admire these people, it is a total waste of effort
Absolute hogwash, the lot of it. Faiths of all denominations are murderers of other faiths. So, as much as I admire these people, it is a total waste of effort forest hump
  • Score: -3

12:30pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Orwell's Ghost says...

As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them.
As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them. Orwell's Ghost
  • Score: -1

1:25pm Sun 22 Jun 14

WarwickNights says...

Orwell's Ghost wrote:
As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them.
Tony Blair's a catholic isn't he?
[quote][p][bold]Orwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them.[/p][/quote]Tony Blair's a catholic isn't he? WarwickNights
  • Score: 0

3:18pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Orwell's Ghost says...

Blair converted to Catholocism, he also claims he reads the Quran daily and assures us Islam is a religion of peace. Though what this has to do with me as an atheist and non-Blairite I have no idea.
Blair converted to Catholocism, he also claims he reads the Quran daily and assures us Islam is a religion of peace. Though what this has to do with me as an atheist and non-Blairite I have no idea. Orwell's Ghost
  • Score: 0

11:33pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Orwell's Ghost wrote:
As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them.
Not far you can run with this one , is there? Considering the score run up by such atheists as Stalin, Lenin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot, one might assume that their toxic brands of atheism are considerably more terminal than any fairy tale. Another contender is paganism; prop. A Hitler.
[quote][p][bold]Orwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them.[/p][/quote]Not far you can run with this one , is there? Considering the score run up by such atheists as Stalin, Lenin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot, one might assume that their toxic brands of atheism are considerably more terminal than any fairy tale. Another contender is paganism; prop. A Hitler. Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

12:21am Mon 23 Jun 14

Orwell's Ghost says...

Stalin, Lenin, Mao and Pol Pot committed their crimes in the name of Communism, not Atheism. Hitler committed his crimes to further National Socialism (though he expressed many flattering remarks about Islam). None of these toxic ideologies can compete with the slaughter caused by the Islamic conquest of just one land; India.
Stalin, Lenin, Mao and Pol Pot committed their crimes in the name of Communism, not Atheism. Hitler committed his crimes to further National Socialism (though he expressed many flattering remarks about Islam). None of these toxic ideologies can compete with the slaughter caused by the Islamic conquest of just one land; India. Orwell's Ghost
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Datarater says...

andyfidler1966 wrote:
Orwell's Ghost...perhaps you could take this opportunity to confirm that there are no similar verses in the peace-loving Christian bible...?
The Christian Bible is the New Testament. I think you might be thinking of the Old Testament which is the Jewish Bible.
[quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: Orwell's Ghost...perhaps you could take this opportunity to confirm that there are no similar verses in the peace-loving Christian bible...?[/p][/quote]The Christian Bible is the New Testament. I think you might be thinking of the Old Testament which is the Jewish Bible. Datarater
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Datarater says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Orwell's Ghost wrote:
As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them.
Not far you can run with this one , is there? Considering the score run up by such atheists as Stalin, Lenin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot, one might assume that their toxic brands of atheism are considerably more terminal than any fairy tale. Another contender is paganism; prop. A Hitler.
They were all different cults of socialism.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Orwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: As an atheist, of course I can confirm that their are violent verses in the Bible. And when Christian sociopaths do their equivalent of 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, Bali, 7/7, Lee Rigby, etc etc etc in the name of their particular fairytale I shall be more than happy to condemn them.[/p][/quote]Not far you can run with this one , is there? Considering the score run up by such atheists as Stalin, Lenin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot, one might assume that their toxic brands of atheism are considerably more terminal than any fairy tale. Another contender is paganism; prop. A Hitler.[/p][/quote]They were all different cults of socialism. Datarater
  • Score: 0

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