My congregation is organizing an interfaith Peace Walk on 9/11/13. I feel that Rosh Hashanah offers hope and the possibility of renewal, so this event fits into that spirit.
Every year the Children of Abraham Peace Walk celebrates community and the role of the diverse faith community in responding to crisis. Last year we visited a synagogue that was housing a church congregation made homeless by a lightning strike. This is not a peace march– we walk together focused on peace in our local relations.
This year’s Peace Walk route will wind through our neighborhoods, from Crown Heights to the African neighborhoods around Fulton Street. The houses of worship are all fascinating and include a well known local mosque and a church that last year became a hub for Hurricane Sandy relief and was a damaged by a fire. We join in the spirit of solidarity and celebrate the spirit of resilience.
We will begin on 9/11 at 5:30 pm sharp:
A) Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway and proceed to:
B) Kol Israel, 620 St Johns Place;
c) St Theresa Avila Roman Catholic, 563 Sterling Place;
d) Masjid at Taqwa, 1188 Fulton Street;
e) St Luke & St Matthew Episcopal, 520 Clinton — with refreshments!
Wear your comfortable walking shoes! This event is rain or shine! Non Abrahamic people are most welcome as well!
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