The Day of Unity* (DOU) is an annual, coordinated day of interfaith local, grassroots action and community building around the DC metro area. It is an opportunity for people of different faiths, or of no faith, to come together and create an event at the local level. The event could be anything from a meal, to a dialogue, to a community project, to a shared worship service or any other activity that brings people together across faith traditions.
This year, the DoU will be Sunday, May 3rd. Since we anticipate that events will take place virtually, we have put together a list of events that translate well to online forums. You are not limited to these suggestions!
Possible DoU events:
–sharing a meal
–creating music together (singing/playing instruments/etc)
–religious text study session
–conversation about a book or article
In order to participate in the DOU, we ask you to observe the following guidelines:
1) Each event must involve at least two different faith or ethical communities (i.e. Christians and Muslims, Jews and Sikhs, etc).
2) You are responsible for organizing the event as well as for promoting the event within your networks.
3) Appoint a liaison that will work with us to ensure a smooth event as well as help us spread the word effectively.
For more information about the DOU or for any questions you may have, please email Symi at: [email protected]
*This year’s Day of Unity, scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd, will most likely take place virtually.