From The Feathered Friend – weekly paper of the Religious Society of Feathered Friends aka The Quackers.
Pilgrims involved in the 2013 UK Pilgrimage for Peace and Social and Economic Justice finally arrived in London last weekend, sixty two days after settling off from Iona on the west coast of Scotland.
Chloe and Olivia from the South Wales Area Tweeting joined them on the last leg. Along with some people Quakers and other peace activists they went to 10 Downing Street to hand over their declaration and a petition. They hope that the UK Government will abandon it’s policy of renewing the Trident Nuclear missile system so that the money can be spent on the health service, schools and welfare organisations instead.
In Trafalgar Square there was a vigil and a picnic involving lots of delicious ice-cream and cake. One of the people organisers said ” Every single one of us has come away enriched and re-energised. It was a life changing experience. ”
Photo by Duncan.