(Virtual) Unity Walk 2020 FAQs
The Unity Walk will be on Sunday, September 13th from 12:30 – 5:30pm.
Registration is required to attend this year’s walk.
What will the Unity Walk look like this year? Now in its 15th year, the Unity Walk is a public demonstration of solidarity and unity for all faith groups in the DC metro area. Although virtual this year, the walk will offer an opportunity to visit houses of worship and faith centers from Baha’i to Zoroastrian, participate in meaningful dialogue, learn a new recipe from a local chef, and partake in service projects. It will be a powerful antidote to the ongoing divisiveness we are experiencing in our country today.
When is it? The Unity Walk will be on Sunday, September 13th from 12:30 – 5:30 pm. The online Resource Fair will be from 12:30 – 5:30pm. The opening ceremony will be from 1 – 1:30 pm. The Walk will be from 1:30 – 5:30pm. Access to the Resource Fair and to the host congregations and faith communities will go live on our website on Sunday, September 13.
I want to financially support the walk! Great! You can support us a few different ways.
- Give the suggested donation when you reserve your tickets for the walk.
- Co-sponsor the walk at any level from $250 upwards.
- Take out a 10 second ad during the walk.
Who is co-sponsoring the walk this year? Click here to see the list of our generous donors!
Will there be a Resource Fair this year? Yes! The Resource Fair is an excellent opportunity to share information about your organization with a diverse cross-section of participants from throughout the greater DC area. For more information about how it will work this year and how to reserve a “table,” click here.
What houses of worship and faith communities will be represented on the walk?
- All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center)
- Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community of Greater Washington
- Annunciation Catholic Church
- DC Baha’i Community
- Cambodian Buddhist Society
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Community of Christ Church
- Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center
- First Congregational UCC
- Guru Gobind Singh Foundation
- Maryland Buddhist Vihara
- Masjid Muhammad, the Nation’s Mosque
- Shiloh Baptist Church
- Sikh Gurdwara, DC
- Soka Gakkai-USA
- Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
- Buddhist Cultural Center
- United Hindu Jain Temples
- Washington Hebrew Congregation
- Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
What activities will be happening during the walk? Each house of worship will have their own virtual programming. There will also be a dialogue on living faithfully in a racialized society, moderated by Ann Delorey, and 30-minute cooking workshops led by wonderful local chefs from different faith communities including: Jewish, Sikh, Catholic, Hindu and more. Click here for more information.
Will there be service projects?Yes! This year’s service project is: Build Community in Your Community! Do a good deed for a neighbor (bring them groceries, draw them a picture, post a sign in your window with a message or drawing on the theme of the walk, etc.), take a picture of yourself doing your activity and/or post it on social media with the #unitywalk2020 #DaytoServe hashtags, and send it to us for a prize.
Who will be performing at the Walk? The wonderful interfaith choir, Mosaic Harmony will be performing during the opening ceremony.
How many people will be there? We hope to have over 1,000 participants again this year.
Can my friends and family outside of the area participate on the walk? Yes! One advantage to having a virtual walk is that anyone can participate! Just send them to our website, www.ifcmw.org, and they can register.
Do you have more questions? Reach out to Symi at [email protected].