Occupy Faith pilgrimage for justice gets underway

By staff writers
7 Jun 2012

Occupy Faith, supported by Occupy London, faith groups and the Archbishop of Wales, is undertaking a Pilgrimage for Justice, starting today.

The pilgrims will walk from St Paul’s Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral, arriving on 19 June 2012, with a diverse range of people taking part.

The participants share "a clear concern for the common good", say organisers, and want to see significant changes in global economic, social and political systems.

They emphasis that all are welcome to join them along the way, as pilgrims and campers. The Pilgrimage ends with a conference in Canterbury which will look at the concerns raised along the way.

The group meets at 12.30pm outside St Paul’s Cathedral where a blessing will be given to the pilgrims before they set off.

Events en route include dinner at a Sikh Gurdwara, a debate with local business leaders, a discussion with the Anglican Bishop of Rochester, and an interfaith service at Canterbury Cathedral.

Tanya Paton from Occupy Faith commented: “While Occupy London may have been removed from certain spaces, the economic crisis remains; and the Pilgrimage for Justice illustrates that occupiers will find new ways of challenging and addressing inequalities."

More details and route are available at the Occupy Faith website: http://www.occupyfaith.org.uk

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