Multi-Faith Walk, Festival of Ideas

24 October 2014
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Riverside Rd, 
Beside Riverside Bridge, CB5 8JB

walk imageJoin a movement of people from all different faiths in Cambridge, to take a walk celebrating unity between religious identities in the face of climate change challenges. It has been shown that “Religious faiths have profoundly important insights into questions of sustainability and…have the potential to mobilise large numbers of citizens behind the changes needed to realise it.” (in Living Lightly, Living Faithfully (2014) by Colin Bell, Jonathan Chaplin and Robert White from The Faraday Institute, Cambridge). A move towards low-carbon lifestyles to reduce human impact on climate change raises deep questions about the nature of truly fulfilling lives and design of flourishing societies. To reduce carbon emissions at the level that is required to impact climate change, radical rethinking of our personal, social and economic actions is needed, much of which can be informed by spiritual and faith identities.

This family-friendly walk will begin at dusk and move from Riverside Bridge along the river Cam towpath towards the city, finishing at Jesus Green by 7pm. Here walkers of diverse faith backgrounds will gather to light flashlights, symbolising hope in the face of climate change challenges. A brief message and musical piece will end the event. Don’t forget to bring your own flashlight and appropriate outdoor clothes. The event will go ahead rain or shine.

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