Saturday, September 8, 2012

PAST: UNITY CELEBRATION: 9/11 Unity Walk and Celebration 2013 "From Different Paths, We Walk as One" an Interfaith event, Free Indian & Middle Eastern Food, Speakers, Entertainment, Service Projects and more! SUN, Sept 8th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Free

9/11 Unity Walk 2013
"From Different Paths, We Walk as One"

Sunday, September 8th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thanks to Gravy for finding and posting this one! 

Every year, on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of 9/11, people of all faiths and no faith gather on Embassy row in DC and walk together in Unity. Come on out for an inspirational and unique opportunity to learn about other faiths. Enjoy free food, speakers, entertainment and a chance to participate in service projects which unite us.

From the invite: "Registration begins at 12:00 pm at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW at Massachusetts. Join us from 12:00 - 1:30 for an open house showcasing organizations dedicated to interfaith understanding and initiatives. Doors open at 1:00 for Opening Ceremonies. After opening ceremonies, all are invited to walk down Massachusetts Ave at their own pace, visit different houses of worship, engage in conversation with Faith Guides walking among you, and attend a variety of activities at congregations and parks along the way."

Highlights include:
  • Free Food - National Sikh Gurdwara will provide free, delicious Indian and Middle Eastern food!
Musical and performance guests including:
  • HinJew (Multifaith band)
  • Mosaic Harmony Chior (Representing 26 different faiths)
  • DC Youth Poetry Slam 
Returning Projects:
  • Shoe Drive - Bring gently used or new shoes to Washington Hebrew Congregation for those in need
  • Trail Mix - Assemble trail mix bags to be distributed to shelters in DC
New service projects and activities this year:
  • Dances - Observe or join dances set to interfaith music and chants
  • Faith Guides - Walk with representatives of various faith traditions to learn and connect
  • Discussion - Share in facilitated conversations around topics of interfaith understanding
  • Gleaning - Prepare surplus produce for DC Central Kitchen and Captial Area Food Bank
Speakers this year include:
  • Arun Gandhi (Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
  • Sister Jenna (Director of Meditation Museum)
  • Senior Rabbi Bruce Lustig (Senior Rabbi Washington Hebrew Congregation)
  • Imam Abdullah Khouj (President, Islamic Center of Washington)
  • and many more
Host congregations include:
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation
  • Embassy Evangelical Christian Church 
  • National Sikh Gurdwara 
  • Washington National Cathedral 
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church 
  • St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church 
  • Soka Gakkai International 
  • Embassy of the Vatican 
  • Islamic Center of Washington
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St NW
Metro: See metro trip-planner for best bus access

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