Sun Sep 12 WBPF Meet Up at 6th Annual 911 Unity Walk

Please join other WBPF Friends to meet up at 1 pm, so we may have an opportunity to be together while on this Inter-Faith walk and visiting diverse faith institutions along the way. Please bring your friends. 

-- This is a "rain or shine" event and most activities are outdoors. So please plan

accordingly. As of Saturday morning, the weather forecast for Sunday calls for some
morning showers, which hopefully will end by the time the Walk begins. Just in case, bring
an umbrella or rain gear. The good news is that the temperatures are expected to be in the
mid 70's -- perfect walking weather!

See directions below to the WBPF Meet Up.
On Sunday, September 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, the 6th Annual Unity Walk will welcome all people to “Building Peace by Serving Each Other.”  Building on last year’s focus on service, the Unity Walk continues to empower diverse individuals to come together for dialogue and volunteer opportunities.  Once again, participants are invited to visit a variety of religious congregations for open houses and celebration located along Washington, DC’s picturesque Embassy Row.  

The program will start at the Sikh Temple (3801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). Then, participants will have time to visit open houses in the surrounding area before making their way to the Islamic Center where they can
 learn even more about community service projects. After a brief presentation, the Unity Walk participants will proceed down to the Gandhi Memorial near Dupont Circle where the program will conclude.

So far, confirmed speakers include: 
Rev. Mpho Tutu, founder and Executive Director of the Tutu Institute for Prayer and Pilgrimage, William Aiken, Public Affairs Director of the Soka-Gakkai International Buddhist Center, and Clark Lobenstine, Executive Director of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. The emcee and moderator for this year’s program will be Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of Interfaith Voices, an hour-long radio show.

For more about the walk, including logistics and practical information about what to expect, see the 
FAQ . You can also follow this event on Facebook . Please also see this Media section for the latest press releases and other materials.

This is not a demonstration or rally -- Please no signs, banners, etc.
Directions to the WBPF meet up before the event 

From 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm please come to the Sikh Temple, 3801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, DC and gather at the corner shown in this street view  (a few yards away from the temple entrance) so we may have an opportunity to meet each other beforehand and be together and mindful during the Unity Walk. 
  • Street map of 38th St. NW and Massachusetts Ave area
  • Wider-area map showing the nearest Metro stations Cleveland Park (1 mile) and Adams Morgan (). Click on the metro-icon-16px.jpg icons at the right edge of the map to get info about those metro stations and bus routes to the Sikh Temple.
  • While the closest metro stop to the Sikh National Gurdwara Temple is 1 mile away (Cleveland Park Metro on the Red Line), several Metrobus routes will drop you off closer. The N6, 36, and 96 routes all have stops with .25 miles of the Gurdwara.  
  • Dupont Metro on the Red Line is 3 blocks away from the Gandhi Memorial, where the Walk will end.
  • Metro Trip Planner to find metro/bus transportation