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Belgian religious groups organise march for peace

11:21 12/03/2015

In light of recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen and the foiled attacks in Belgium, the representatives of various religious groups have organised a march this Sunday in Brussels, to prevent the further polarisation of people with different beliefs, reports demens.nu.

The groups are calling for people of all religions and backgrounds to join Sunday’s demonstration with the slogan, “Together in Peace, Freedom and Respect”. The initiative is not only a denouncement of terrorist acts, but also a way of saying 'Yes' to the peaceful coexistence of all different groups of people, to freedom of expression and respect for all.

Meeting point for the event is the large megaphone sculpture on Avenue Stalingrad, near Brussels South Station. The march leaves at 14.00 and passes several significant places that symbolise the pluralism of ideologies, before coming to a close around 16.30 with speeches at Mont des Arts, near Central Station.

The organising committee includes representatives from the Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches, as well as Judaism, Islam and liberalism.

 

Written by Robyn Boyle