9th Annual Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation
Rain or Shine!
Sunday, April 29th 2012, 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM
The Interfaith Peace Walk is a walking dialogue between Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Wiccans and others. Our theme this year is “Stewards of the Earth, Stewards of Each Other, Stewards of Peace.” Music, prayers, rituals and wisdom teachings will be featured at three houses of worship along the walk route. Refreshments and fellowship will follow at the final stop. The Interfaith Peace Walk is a free event and all are welcome to participate.
A pre-walk gathering will occur at 12:30 pm at Al-Aqsa Mosque & Islamic Center. A bus will be available to take participants to the Walk’s starting location, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, at 1:20 pm for the Walk’s 2:00 pm start time. The bus will follow the walk route for those who are unable to walk the distance and will also bring participants back to Al-Aqsa Islamic Center at the Walk’s end.
Houses of Worship:
-Al-Aqsa Mosque & Islamic Center (pre-gathering) -1501 Germantown Avenue (above 3rd & Girard), 19122
-Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (starting location- 2:00 pm) - 300 South 18th Street, 19103
-Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church - 419 South 6th Street, 19147
-First Unitarian Universal Church of Philadelphia - 2125 Chestnut Street, 19103
Click this link to watch the NBC- 10 interview about the 2011 Interfaith Peace Walk. Or watch it below:
View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.
To build bridges across the divides that can separate us.
To celebrate diversity and to learn from each other.
To seek peace in our streets, in our world, and in our own hearts.
To leave our children and grandchildren a more peaceful and sustainable world.
To bear witness to our shared belief that the only way to lasting peace is through justice.