The Friends of Finsbury Park organised an interfaith tree planting event together with the Finsbury Park Trust and Faiths Forum London on Friday 3rd May. The trees – a symbol of peace and hope were planted jointly by the Speaker of Hackney Councillor Clare Potter, Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Haringey Councillors Gina Adamou and Sheila Peacock and the Mayor or Deputy Mayor of Islington.
They were joined by local community faith leaders from the mosques, churches and Synagogue and community Organisations.
In light of recent tragic events leading to shootings and loss of innocent lives at a Jewish Synagogue in San Diego USA, the massacres at Churches on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka and the killings in a mosque in Christchurch New Zealand, local community faith leaders planted the 5 Prunus Royal Burgundy trees to remember the victims of these horrible carnage as a symbol of peace, hope and unity. One of the trees was also be dedicated to the victims of knife crime incidents in London.
The interfaith tree planting project has been funded by the Mayor of London has.