July 4th, 2016Leicester’s Jubilee Square held a ‘We are Together’ vigil on Saturday 2nd July, as a message of tolerance and solidarity. The event was organised by the Leicester Council of Faiths, following the shock from the British electorate's decision last week to quit the European Union.
The referendum has left many scars, divisions and...By July 4th, 20160 comments
June 14th, 2016A vigil took place yesterday evening at Leicester’s Town Hall, allowing hundreds of people to pay their respects to the victims of Sunday’s horrific gun attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire on Pulse nightclub at 2am leaving 49 people dead and dozens injured.
People of all faiths stood together...By June 14th, 20160 comments
October 22nd, 2015A candlelight vigil was held at Leicester's clock tower to pay tribute and remember the Sikhs killed in India last week.
Candles were lit and prayers said to remember two Sikhs who were killed and dozens of others wounded by police during a peaceful protest in India last week.
Torn up copies of the...By October 22nd, 20150 comments
January 9th, 2015People gathered in the centre of Nottingham last night for a silent vigil to remember the victims of the terrorist shootings in Paris on Wednesday.
More than 100 people attended the vigil, which took place at the Brian Clough statue at the edge of Nottingham's Market Square, many held posters carrying the slogan "Nous Sommes...By January 9th, 20150 comments
October 20th, 2014Over two hundred and fifty people from different backgrounds and faiths gathered at the University of Leicester, to hear about the contribution of Sikh and Commonwealth soldiers in World War One.
The purpose of the lecture was to commemorate the 100th anniversary and raise awareness of the invisible...By October 20th, 20140 comments
August 5th, 2014Lights were turned off across the country last night to commemorate the beginning of the 1st World War 100 years ago. In Leicestershire vigils were held at Leicester Cathedral, University of Leicester, Victoria Park War Memorial, De Montfort Hall and many other locations across Leicestershire.
At Leicester...By August 5th, 20140 comments
July 11th, 2014This evening saw hundreds turn out at Leicester's clock tower to protest against the treatment of Palestinians under attack in the Gaza Strip.
The event which started at around 5pm was organised by the 'Friends of Al Aqsa' a group which want freedom in...By July 11th, 20140 comments
September 30th, 2013
Dr Taufiq Sattar, the father who lost his family in a house fire, says he feels no anger or resentment and says his faith keeps him strong. He also talks about his pain that he still cannot bury his family after the awful incident....By September 30th, 20130 comments
September 22nd, 2013
The pews were filled as hundreds of people from across Leicester’s community united in prayer at St Peter's Church in Highfields on Friday to remember the five victims who died last week.
Faith and community leaders including MPs Keith Vaz and Jon Ashworth, the Chief Constable Simon Cole and other senior...By September 22nd, 20130 comments
January 15th, 2013
Students and members of the DMU Indian Society gathered on Monday 14 January at De Montfort University for a candlelit vigil and peace march to offer condolences to the family of the Indian gang rape victim.
The peace march began at the Campus Centre and ended at the Magazine Square, where prayers were said for...By January 15th, 20130 comments
August 13th, 2012
A multifaith Vigil was held in Leicester town centre yesterday in memory of the six people who were killed in the US shooting at a Gurdwara in Wisconsin last week. The vigil was organised by Leicester Council of Faiths, with representatives from all faiths in attendance as well as Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth and...By August 13th, 20120 comments
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