How will you honor 9/11 this year? With your hands, heart, and feet? In community with others?
The 9/11 Unity Walk is a chance for people of faith and goodwill of New York City to take the remembrance of a cataclysmic time and uplift the unity that was exhibited throughout the city during those tragic events. The 9/11 Unity Walk is an event that strives to involve members of our mutual religious communities in this building up of understanding and cooperation between religious traditions and faiths. The Unity Walks have occurred for many years in Washington D.C, New York City, and other US communities.
The 2012 9/11 Unity Walk NYC takes place on Sunday, Sept. 9, begining at 3 pm in Washington Square Park, visiting several religious communities along its path, and concluding with a brief service at 5 pm at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at 22 Barclay St, adjoining the WTC site.
Collective, collaborative action between people of diverse faiths is one of the strongest avenues for humans to reflect and be reminded of our common commitments and responsibilities. Recent tragic events in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Colorado perpetuate a narrative of violence and division and remind us of the urgency of our action. With the anniversary of 9/11, we have a unique opportunity to remind ourselves and educate future generations about our shared values as people of faith and goodwill.
We look forward to seeing you at Washington Square Park at 3:00 PM on Sunday September 9th.
A flyer for this event can be accessed here.