Chance to show solidarity as Hitchin hosts walk to mark International Peace Day

A peace walk is being held in Hitchin on Tuesday.

A peace walk is being held in Hitchin on Tuesday. - Credit: Archant

A public walk to show solidarity for peace is set to take place next week in Hitchin.

A peace walk is due to start at 7pm on Tuesday, September 22, at Fishponds Road and progress in silence up to the Coffee Mill, in Westmill, for some refreshments, music and readings.

One of the organisers of the walk, Michal Siewniak from the North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, said: “We’ve all been affected by current global conflicts. They are so far away, yet so close to us. We may have a friend or a member of the family who lives there. We may originally come from one of these places. It affects us all, no matter what your ethnic faith or background is.

“Our local community, and an organisation such as Build on Faith Church, would like to invite everyone to Tuesday’s peace walk, which is linked with International Peace Day, marked each year on September 21.

“Our silent walk with candles can prove the best way to solve problems and conflicts is through dialogue.”

Due to health and safety requirements no banners are allowed.