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Forum supports Heartstone Odyssey Procession in Salford Quays

On 25 April 2019 the Forum supported an event in Salford Quays. It was the Odyssey Procession organised by Heartstone.

Heartstone is a UK based non profit organisation established in 1990 to use "The Heartstone Odyssey", a fictional story for children which challenges prejudice and intolerance, and raises environmental awareness.

Executive Committee members Jackie Harrison and Seamus Martin both took part. Jackie Harrison read out the following statement on behalf of the Forum:

I commend the organisers for putting on this event today. Unfortunately there  has been another attack on more innocent people in yet another continent

When such atrocities happen we must stand side by side and show to the world that there are more kind, fair, tolerant people than evil, bigoted people in this world. When atrocities do not happen we must still work together and show that there are more decent, loving people around than hate filled ones

There is nothing to be  gained by staying in one's own circle but everything to be gained by mixing with people of all faiths and cultures and learning from each other

Cllr Heather Fletcher (Forum Co-Chair of Muslim Jewish Forum)

The event was very well supported by Salford's leaders, as can be seen in the photographs below:

Jackie Harrison speaking, Seamus Martin with her, and Sukhbir Singh holding the microphone. Sita Kumari, Director of Heartstone, is the lady wearing red.

The Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Cllr Ronnie Wilson, speaking.

The Deputy City Mayor of Salford, Cllr John Merry, speaking.

Below is a scene from the procession showing the large number of children who took part.

Some of the interfaith leaders present are below.

One of the cultural presentations is below.

 

 

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