Surrey: The 3rd Annual Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage starts at the Thien Ton Buddhist Temple, 17192 – 96 Avenue, at 9:30am on Sunday, February 5, 2017. The 16.3km route winds its way across Surrey stopping at diverse houses of worship along the way.
Lunch is provided by the Laxmi Narayana Hindu Mandir, 8321 – 140 Street, between 12:30-1:30pm. Pilgrims join the Muslim community for afternoon prayers at the Surrey Jamea Muslim Masjid, 7220 – 124 Street, at 3:15pm. The Pilgrimage concludes at 5:00pm with dinner provided by Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, 7050 – 120 Street. Rest, water and washroom stops are available along the route at Northwood United Church and the Canadian Singh Sabha Gurdwara.
Pilgrims are welcome to join or leave the Pilgrimage at any point along the way. Pilgrims must be self-sufficient for all additional food, water and transportation. The event is free and all are welcome.
The Pilgrimage attracts people that want to be directly involved in building bridges of trust and understanding across lines of cultural and religious difference. It also attracts people that are simply curious or that want to meet new people and see interesting places in the community.
Organizers of this year’s Pilgrimage hope that the event sends out a declaration of unity and understanding at a time when messages of fear and division are prominent in public discourse.
This event is organized through the Surrey Interfaith Council by volunteers from diverse faith communities around Surrey. It is part of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week that is celebrated around the world.
For general information on the Surrey Interfaith Council and other World Interfaith Harmony Week events in Surrey, visit www.surreyinterfaith.ca.
For specific 2017 Pilgrimage and route information, visit: http://www.surreyinterfaith.ca/event/2017-surrey-interfaith-pilgrimage/
For a pictures and summary of the 2016 Pilgrimage, visit: http://www.surreyinterfaith.ca/2016-surrey-interfaith-pilgrimage-summary/.
For information on the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week visit: http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/.