The Unity Walk Story
In a dramatic display of unity, every house of worship on Embassy Row
opens their doors to each other in a striking display of hospitality.
Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, other faiths, and those of no faith, come learn about each other, enjoy great food, and create friendships.
Walkers listen to moving speeches, engage in thought provoking dialogue, and come together for service projects.
Why do we Walk each year at the 9/11 Unity Walk? “We Walk because we have not yet arrived.” (Imam Mohamed Magid, 2012 Walk). Join us and take a step show that we are united rather than divided by our many faiths and creeds.
Here you will find a listing of interfaith activities, programs and events in the Washington, DC metro region. Check back periodically for updates. Please contact us if you would like to submit an event (please give 7 days notice minimum). Unity Walk seeks to connect people to our programs and other interfaith efforts.
Join the walk 2014
Come join us on September 21, 2014 for the 9th annual 9/11 Unity Walk
Join us on the International Day of Peace, as we gather, walk and serve together.
LIVESTREAM OF WASHINGTON HEBREW AND ISLAMIC CENTER PROGRAMS (CLICK BELOW)!
This year’s program features three exciting partnerships
- Jack Gordon will speak at the opening program and present his photography exhibit Deeds not Words at Washington Hebrew Congregation.
- Northwest High School Choir will sing at the Islamic Center
- Sister Jenna, Director of Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museum and host of America Meditating Radio Show
- American Sign Language interpreter during Opening and program at the Islamic Center.
The traditions of the Unity Walk continue with an open house with a wide variety of faith-based and conscious communities along embassy row; free food, served in the spirit of breaking bread with one another; and stunning experiences of everyday people and faith leaders coming together to share and learn about one another.
Click here FOR PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE!
Service & Outreach
People of all faiths put aside differences to serve others
Friendships are created through people coming together for service projects on the walk and year-round:
- Gleaning – Prepare surplus produce for DC Central Kitchen and Capital Area Food Bank
- Make Meals – Prepare meals for homeless individuals in Washington DC with MakeSpace
- Trail Mix – Assemble trail mix bags to be distributed to shelters in DC
Capital Area Interfaith Friends (CAIF), an interfaith group of middle school and high schoolers in Montgomery County formed in 2011, has been busy! This year CAIF has participated in and lead:
- Genocide Awareness event
- Vigil for Sudan
- Women’s Shelter Service
DC Interfaith Network
The DC Interfaith Network is a gathering of young professionals doing faith-based peace work in the DC metro area, dedicated to network-building, sharing best practices and opportunities. We meet monthly for themed discussions. Interested in learning more? Contact us
This year we are proud to participate as a partner with the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Students and leaders from around the country will join us on the walk this year, as a part of their national gathering.