Unity Walk Cooperation Circle (CC) organizes an annual interfaith walk commemorating 9/11. It convenes at Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington DC's largest synagogue; continues down Massachusetts Avenue's Embassy Row to the Islamic Center, DC's oldest masjid or mosque; and terminates at the Gandhi Memorial in front of the Embassy of India. Along the way, significant congregations and sanctuaries open their doors in hospitality to the walkers. These congregations include Pentecostals, Sikhs, Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Community of Christ, Buddhists, Hindus and others. The event has been described as a cross between a Gandhi-style walk and an open-house tour. Additionally, CC members participate in community-service projects during the day. In partnership with Religions for Peace USA, 9/11 Unity Walks have been launched in New York City. The CC's program in recent years has grown beyond walk events to include year-round Interfaith Youth Action Groups and multicultural, multifaith dinners.
“Our purpose is to bring together people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to learn to respect each other through a framework of experiential education, compassionate leadership and intentional service. Unity Walk seeks to create a world where we are united, rather than divided, by our many faiths.”
Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism
Presbyterian, Buddhist, Catholic, Hare Krishna
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LocationSilver Spring, MD, United States of America
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