On September 11th, 2016, people of all faiths and cultures from around the Washington, DC region walked down Massachusetts Avenue and visited houses of worship and other religious centers in a public celebration of unity and support for everyone within our diverse community. Click here for the press release for the walk.
Today, more than ever, our message of friendship and solidarity is critical.
Thank you to our sponsors:
All Dulles Area Muslim Society
Community of Christ
Dar al Hikrah
Department of Human Services, Washington, D.C. Government
Foundation for Ethnic Understanding
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
Islamic Relief USA
Islamic Society of North America
Metropolitan Memorial UMC
Muslim Community Center
The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad
Rock Spring Congregational UCC
Thank you to our regional partners:
Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination
Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES
Mayor’s Interfaith Council of Washington, DC
Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group
Unity in the Community
Unity Walk Schedule:
Walkers are invited to join the walk at anytime along the route.
Walk-in registration, Resource Fair, and Donation Drop-off: 12:30-1:30 pm at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC 20016
Opening ceremony: 1:30pm at Washington Hebrew Congregation
The program will include: Greetings by Rabbi Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation, a prayer offered by a leader from the Sikh Gurdwara DC, and a musical send off by David Shneyer and a group of musicians from Kehila Chadasha.
Open House Block 1: 1:50pm-3pm
Annunciation Catholic Church
Washington National Cathedral
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Open House Block 2: 3pm-4:15pm
Community of Christ Church
Soka Gakkai- USA, Buddhist Cultural Center
St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral
Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the United States
Closing Ceremony: 4:30pm, The Islamic Center of Washington, DC
The program will include: Remarks by Rev. Jim Winkler, President of the National Council of Churches, and a performance by Mosaic Harmony, a local interfaith choir.
Each house of worship will have their own programming including a demonstration of religious rituals, a tour of the building, an offering of traditional foods, and an introduction to the religion and its practices. For more information about our resource fair or our services projects that will be happening during the walk, please see below.