On Sunday September 10th, 2017, over a thousand people of all faiths will walk together in friendship and unity along “Embassy Row” on Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Join us to support ALL our neighbors; whoever they are… no exceptions!

We are grateful for the support of these organizations for the 2017 Unity Walk!

Unity Walk Patron Organization ($500-$2500):
ADAMS Center
Council of Churches of Greater Washington
Dar al-Hijrah
Islamic Relief USA
ISNA
Muslim Community Center

Unity Walk Sponsor Organization ($250-$500):
ISWA

Unity Walk Partner Organization ($100-$250):
Adas Israel Congregation
Community of Christ
Evermore
Good Faith Communities Coalition
Interfaith Works
The National Museum of American Religion
Rock Spring Congregational UCC
Rumi Forum
Zoroastrian Community

 

Program for 2017 Unity Walk:

1:30pm: Opening Ceremony at Washington Hebrew Congregation
The program will include: Greetings from Rabbi Bruce Lustig of Washington Hebrew
Congregation; His Excellency, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, the Auxiliary Bishop of Washington;
At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman; a prayer offered by Mobedyar Hormuzd Katki from the Zoroastrian Community; and a musical performance by ADAMS Beat Choir.

2:00-3:15pm: Open House Block 1

Embassy Church
Annunciation Catholic Church
Service Project 1: We will be bagging apples at Annunciation Catholic Church. The project is a part of an ongoing gleaning program at The Society of St. Andrew in Virginia.
Sikh Gurdwara DC
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

3:15-4:30pm: Open House Block 2
Community of Christ Church
Soka Gakkai- USA, Buddhist Cultural Center
St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral
Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the United States
Service Project 2: We will be decorating reusable napkins to be donated to the Sikh Gurdwara DC.
Indian Embassy, Consular Wing

4:30pm: Closing Ceremony at The Islamic Center of Washington, DC
The program included: Remarks by IFC Board President Imam Talib Shareef; IFC Board Treasurer Lee Bachu; and a performance by Mosaic Harmony.

Other information:

There will be shuttle buses from 4:45 to 6:45 pm to take walkers from the Islamic Center to Washington Hebrew Congregation. The buses have been generously donated by the ADAMS Center.

The Unity Walk is open and free to everyone. There is a suggested donation of $25 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and those of limited income.

The Resource Fair at the Unity Walk is an excellent opportunity to share information about your organization with a diverse cross-section of people from throughout the greater DC area. For more information about the Resource Fair and how your organization can participate, please email us at: [email protected]

Lead in events: This year, we are co-sponsoring an Interfaith Picnic with the Washington National Cathedral. Bring a meal to this interfaith, intergenerational picnic with music, art and activities on the Cathedral’s west front. Get to know neighbors from the community and around the region as we share a meal and celebrate together. Ending with Havdalah (the Jewish ritual that marks the end of Shabbat).

Volunteer!: Want to help out at the Unity Walk  or at the Interfaith Picnic this year? We need volunteers to check people in, greet people along the route, help oversee the services projects, and more. If you’re interested, please email us at: [email protected] Thank you!

If you have additional questions, please email us at: [email protected]