In 1657, the farmers of Flushing courageously stood up for our freedom of conscience (telling Governor Stuyvesant that the “law of love, peace and liberty in the states extend[s] to Jews, Turks and Egyptians”). Since then, religious freedom has become a bedrock of our society and we have all benefited from this legacy of peaceful coexistence. Flushing, now has the highest concentration of religious from around the world — Sikhs, Baptists, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Quakers, and dozens of other faiths have figured out how to live together side by side.
Please join the Flushing Interfaith Council on Sunday, October 15, 1:00pm, as we celebrate this religious diversity during our annual Queens Interfaith Unity Walk! We will gather at the Free Synagogue of Flushing on the corner of Kissena Boulevard and Sanford Avenue in downtown Flushing, NY 11354.
You are invited – meet your neighbors!
Flushing Interfaith Council
9th Annual Unity Walk
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:00pm
Starting with a Photo Exhibit by Beacon of Pluralism at:
Free Synagogue of Flushing
Kissena Boulevard & Sanford Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355
(Celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year)
1:00 – Photo exhibit for Beacon of Pluralism @Free Synagogue
1:15 – Free Synagogue / 30min tour
2:00 – St. Michael’s Church / 10min stop
2:15 – Bowne Street Community Church / 10min stop
2:30 – Bowne House / 20min tour or 10min stop
3:00 – Tzu Chi / 20min tour
3:30 – Flushing Meeting / 20min tour
4:00 – Annual Dinner (60min potluck) @Flushing Meeting
5:00 – End
The Flushing Interfaith Council works to help build and foster understanding and common ground among various faith traditions in our community. For the past eight years, participants of the Interfaith Unity Walk have gathered and walked in the neighborhoods of Flushing, Queens, one of the largest and most diverse communities in New York City.
All are welcome!
Co-sponsored by the Free Synagogue of Flushing, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, the Sikh Center of New York, Flushing Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance, Pax Christi Metro New York, Morningside Quaker Meeting, St. George’s Church of Flushing, the Bahá’í Faith Community in Queens, and Eckankar Community of Queens. Endorsed by the Center for Ethnic Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) at Queens College, Council on American-Islamic Relations (New York Chapter), Flushing Jewish Community Council, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health, Turning Point for Women and Families, and Women for Afghan Women.
Our goal is to build bridges of love and understanding within our community.
Please join us!
At some houses of worship, all are asked to take off their shoes and women are asked to cover their heads, so wear socks you’d like to be seen in and women are asked to please bring along a scarf.
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