No Faith in War

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Tuesday 5 September 2017
09:00 - 18:00

ExCeL east entrance
Royal Albert Way
E16 1RH

On Tuesday 5th September, faith groups of all kinds will come together for a day of worshipful and peaceful nonviolent resistance and prayer to say no to the arms trade and no to profiteering from war.

In the morning, Wake Up London will lead a Peace Sit meditation followed by a Quaker Meeting for Worship and a recitation of the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead. An Imam will lead midday prayers followed by an international prayer for peace and a bring-and-share picnic. In the afternoon, speakers will be exploring the relationship between faith and militarism and the effects of militarism on different faith groups followed by prayers from the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and a liturgy from Pax Christi. There will be street theatre taking place throughout the day.

Together we will be present to bear witness and say ‘no faith in war’.

This page will be updated as and when more groups confirm that they will be there on the day and a provisional timetable will be published shortly, so please keep checking back for further updates!

There is still plenty of room for more faith groups to become involved in both the planning and on the day. Please get in touch at nofaithinwar(at)stopthearmsfair*org*uk to find out how. Please also get in touch if you would like to mobilise your faith community by hosting a talk, training or workshop.

Alternatively, you can just turn up and join us on the day!

Where? Outside the ExCel Centre at the eastern end. The ExCel Centre is on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the nearest station is Prince Regent.

When? Tuesday 5th September from 9am

What should I bring? Prayers, music, food, water, your mates, weather-appropriate clothing – come ready for a full day outside! If you like you can bring prayer flags and symbols of your faith to decorate our inter-faith prayer space and food to share at the bring-and-share picnic (please consider the religious and other dietary requirements of the other picnickers if at all possible). And, of course, your placards and banners.

Don’t forget to join and share our Facebook event and help to spread the word. If you would like to request leaflets to distribute around your faith community, please contact nofaithinwar(at)stopthearmsfair*org*uk.