What: The Washington Area Day of Unity is a day in which communities all over the region will hold interfaith events showing support and love for their neighbors. All events listed below are open to everyone and are free unless otherwise listed. If you would like to organize a Day of Unity event in your area, please email Symi Rom-Rymer, [email protected]
When: Sunday, June 10th
Where: All over the region. We will continue to add events as they get confirmed.
Serving the Homeless, Saturday, June 9th, 6:30am-10am
Calvary Episcopal Church
509 I St NE, Ward 6
Washington, DC 20002
Description: In the spirit of the Day of Unity, Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell invites you to join them and volunteer at their weekly Free Community Breakfast, on Saturday, June 9th. They have been serving breakfast for 30 years for 70 to 100 of our neighbors each week. Many of their guests are homeless, others are food insecure. They welcome anyone who comes. Breakfast prep starts at 6:30 am, and Breakfast service is at 8 am. They invite any volunteers that would like to participate. Additionally, if your faith community would like to participate with a musical offering, or by providing bag lunches for our guests, they would welcome your contributions.
Worship and Fellowship, 10:50am-1pm
Allen Chapel AME Church
2498 Alabama Ave SE, Ward 8
Washington, DC 20020
Sacred Grounds Workshop, 3–5PM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
4915 St. Barnabas Rd, Temple Hills, MD
Description: Sacred Grounds is an opportunity for faith communities across Prince George’s County to learn about the faith call to care for Creation and put that into action on their congregation’s grounds. This workshop teaches participants how to beautify their congregation’s property by becoming a “Sacred Ground” and helping to reduce stormwater pollution on their property, clean the waters of our Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, reduce the impacts of our changing climate, and encourage our communities to become good stewards of the earth. Please RSVP here.
Interfaith Iftar, 7pm
Masjid Muhammad, Ward 5
1519 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Description: Join people of all faiths for a celebratory meal in the spirit of unity and RAMADAN as the members of Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque in DC host an interfaith panel discussion at 7pm, followed by the Iftar (Breaking of the fast) Dinner. The theme for discussion is, “Faith Communities Together and the Universal Kinship of all People.” Panelist of various faiths will give brief presentations after a short film on two Faith Communities coming together. After all Faith leaders have presented there will be a brief Q&A session just before the meal. All are welcomed.