From Christians to Atheists to Sikhs, people from a range of backgrounds in Surrey are coming together to honour those who lost their lives in the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut.
The Interfaith Pilgrimage is an event aimed at fostering friendship and understanding between people of different background and world views.
It takes place this Friday, November 20th and begins at Northwood United Church (8855 – 156 Street) at 9:00am and end at the Surrey Jamea Masjid (12407 – 72nd Avenue) in time for participants to join the Muslim community for Friday prayers at 12:30pm.
On the Simi Sara Show today we spoke with Scott Reynolds, Minister of Youth and Young Adults at the United Churches of Langley, and a member of the Surrey Interfaith Council.
LISTEN to Simi speak with Surrey Interfaith Council member Scott Reynolds:
Participants may join the Pilgrimage at any of the following points:
8:45am – Gather in parking lot at Northwood United Church (8855 – 156 Street).
9:00am – Pilgrimage begins. Distance from Northwood United Church is 10.4km, approximately 2 hrs 15min.
10:00am – Meet up point in the parking lot at the south end of Bear Creek Park on 140th Street beside the Bear Creek Community Church, Brookside Gurdwara, and Laxmi Narayana Mandir. Distance from here is 6.3km, approximately 1hr 20min.
11:00am – Meet up point at Canadian Singh Sabha Gurdwara (8115 – 132 Street). Distance from here is 3.4km, approximately 45 minutes.
12:00pm– Pilgrimage concludes at the Surrey Jamea Masjid (12407 – 72nd Avenue).
12:30pm – Participants are welcome to join the Muslim community for Friday prayers at 12:30 – 1:00pm for those who so choose.
The pilgrimage is open to all members of the community and there is no cost to participate. All participants are encouraged to be self-sufficient in terms of any food, water or clothing they may need on the pilgrimage. There will be a limited number of rides back to the starting point after the event is over, so participants are encouraged to arrange their own return transportation.