An interfaith pilgrimage will be held in Surrey on Friday to honour victims of terrorist attacks in both Paris and Beirut.
The walk was set to begin at Northwood United Church at 9 a.m. and conclude at the Surrey Jamea Masjid.
It’s designed to bring together people of different religions and backgrounds.
Scott Reynolds with the Surrey Interfaith Council says the walk is about trying to bring positivity into the community.
“For me, the biggest thing is trying to take this narrative of fear that grips some of us when events like what has happened in Paris and Beirut transpire and try to flip that so we can instead speak in a narrative in terms of love, kindness, of understanding.”
And it’s about coming together.
“Just having those people coming together and doing something together I think sends a really positive message, given some of the climate we have right now where it can be very tempting to become more insular, instead of outward looking.”
The 10-K walk will have several stops in between — an event Reynolds hopes will combat the fear caused by the attacks.