Flights for Peace across the Thames on 21 September

Flights for Peace across the Thames on 21 September

Bring friends and family to ‘fly’ across the Thames on Sunday 21 September!  Download the flyer here.

We’ll be meeting up with people from all over the capital & flying together in the beautiful gondolas – a great way to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace in style.

If you’re on twitter, the hashtag is #flights4peace, as well as the general #peaceday tag.

Many of the London Peace Network team will be flying.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Flights for Peace

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Baha’i, Muslim and Christian women on the #Flights4Peace. (photo: Phoebe Robertson)

Londoners from many different traditions and backgrounds came together on Sunday 22nd September.

They marked the UN International Day of Peace by flying across the Thames together, taking the Emirates Airline from Greenwich to Newham.

David Wardrop, who chairs UNA Westminster (a member of the London Peace Network) and who organised the event, said

As well as prestige events, reported elsewhere, we set out to organise one which would bring together ordinary people of faith and no faith, to discover similarities and explore differences.

“Let’s get out of our comfort zones and meet people we would never normally talk to”.

Everyone who participated received a certificate.  The conversations went on well beyond the flights – into the café at Crystal on the Newham side of the river and back again to Greenwich.

You’ll find more photos in the Gallery and news of many other events on our Facebook page.

Flights for Peace across the Thames on Sunday 2-3pm

Flights for Peace across the Thames on Sunday 2-3pm

Bring friends and family to ‘fly’ across the Thames on Sunday afternoon!  Download the flyer.

We’ll be meeting up with people from all over the capital & flying together in the beautiful gondolas – a great way to celebrate the International Day of Peace in style.  You can register here https://flightsforpeace.eventbrite.co.uk/.

If you’re on twitter, the hashtag is #flights4peace, as well as the general #peaceday tag.

Many of the London Peace Network team will be flying.  We look forward to seeing you there!