Its prominent position and colour has become a feature of the area. Children, passers by, students, members of the Universities Christian Union, Mental Health wellbeing centre users, and many others have offered prayer and added their prayer ribbon to the tree.
It’s delightful that peoples of differing world faiths have united in prayer in this way. Prayers have been offered and ribbons tied by people of Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist and Jewish faith.
The prayer tree stands as a sign of harmony among faiths, and as a colourful symbol to our community of the importance of spiritual values.
The diverse religions are branches of Thy one immesurable tree of truth… Teach us to chant in harmony the countless expressions of our supreme devotion. (Paramahansa Yogananda)