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Thursday 6 August 2015 – Peace Vigil

In light of recent events in Tunisia, France, Kuwait and across the Middle East, and ten years on from the events of 7/7, Bristol Multi-Faith Forum organised this Peace Vigil and invited people to join with them to Stand Together for Peace. Our Vigil took place from 3.45pm to 5pm on College Green in Bristol, with a one minute silence at 4.30pm. This event was open to all and representatives from faith groups across the City were present, sharing their thoughts and prayers. The Mayor, The Lord Mayor, High Sherriff and Police Commissioner amongst others, also spoke. For more information please contact Lily Khandker at info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk or 07789 040267.

See all our photos from the day here

Listen to our Chair Tracey Lewis and Lily our Development Officer talking about the Peace Vigil on BBC Radio Bristol on the Sunday before the event: click here (It is 2 hours and 10 mins into the programme)

See our flyer here

For a full list of those who took part please see our programme for the event below:

3.45pm      Invited guests and members of the public start arriving

4.00pm      Welcome – Rev. Tracey Lewis, Chair of the Bristol Multi Faith Forum

4.05pm       Cllr. Clare Campion-Smith, Lord Mayor of Bristol

4.10pm       Canon Nicola Stanley (Bristol Cathedral)

4.15pm      Rabbi Singer, Jewish Community

4.20pm      Ros Kennedy, High Sherriff of Bristol

4.25pm      George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol

4.30pm      Tracey Lewis, Chair – 1 minute silence

4.35pm      Mufti Faiz, Muslim Community

4.40pm      Sue Mountstevens, Police & Crime Commissioner

4.45pm       Rev Richard McKay, Christian Community

4.50pm       George Mazidian, Bahai Community

4.55pm      Arif Khan, Chair of the Council of Bristol Mosques

5.00pm      Closing Statement – Tracy Lewis, Chair, Bristol Multi Faith Forum