Unity Walk Aims At Interfaith Cohesiveness

October 19, 2009

Author: Michael Lipin

Source: Voice of America News



Members of Washington's interfaith community gathered Sunday for a unity walk - an annual event aimed at promoting tolerance. Hundreds of people of different faiths visited houses of worship along a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue to learn about other religions. They also joined forces to sign up for community service. 

A Jewish synagogue in Washington played host to live music and dance of different faiths Sunday to celebrate the start of the city's fifth annual Unity Walk.

Organizers say about 350 people gathered a t the Washington Hebrew Congregation to hear music by a multicultural band. Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders urged the audience to learn more about each other's faiths.

"He is an imam and I am a rabbi and we are both simply teachers humble before God,' said the synagogue's Rabbi Bruce Lustig, who was among the speakers. "Hopefully, helping others to stop along the way, so that we can find out how strong we really are when we simply work together."