Sun Sep 11 WBPF Meet Up at 9/11 Unity Walk (2011)

Please join WBPF Friends at 
12:30 p.m. at the 9/11 Unity Walk starting location 
Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington, DC  (MAP), when we will have a short reading, a brief mediation and socializing before the 9/11 Unity Walk registration at 1 p.m. After that we will mindfully walk together or individually along Massachusetts Avenue, embassy row, visiting diverse faith institutions along the way that will be holding open house -- with special activities at the Washington Islamic Center and the Gandhi Memorial (see Walk schedule below) Please bring your friends.

This year, 9/11 Unity Walk commemorates 10 years since the terrible losses of September 11, 2001

  • 12:30 p.m. WBPF Meet Up & Meditation
                      Meet us in front of the Washington Hebrew Congregation
                      Look for our small "WBPF" sign

  • 1:00 p.m. Registration begins
  • 1:30 p.m. Welcome Ceremony & Program begins                  
  • 2:00 p.m. The Walk begins
  • 3:15 p.m. Everyone will meet at the Islamic Center (2551 Massachusetts Avenue NW)  where there will be a youth service presentation, along with additional interfaith speakers. Then all participants will walk together to the Gandhi Memorial at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave and Q St NW (zoom out for street map) for a culminating time of reflection and send-off, ending by 5:00 pm.
  • See speakers and host organizations below (*)
This is not a demonstration or rally -- Please no signs, banners, etc.

MAP & Directions 

Closest metro stations to Washington Hebrew Congregation

There will be shuttle buses available at the end of the route by the Gandhi Memorial (intersection of Massachusetts and Q NW) to bring people back to Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Speakers and program details below (*)

Karen Armstrong Charter for Compassion and Winner, TEDPrize
Arun Gandhi M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

Rabbi Bruce Lustig Washington Hebrew Congregation

Imam Mohamed MagidAll Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)

The Rev. Bill Haley The Falls Church (Anglican)

Hamza Yusuf – invited - Zaytuna College

Bishop Barry Knestout Archdiocese of Washington

Host congregations include (some still to be confirmed):

Washington Hebrew Congregation
Christ Church of Washington
National Sikh Gurdwara
St. Alban's Parish
Annunciation Roman Catholic Church
Community of Christ
Soka Gakkai International
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Embassy of the Vatican
Khalil Gibran Memorial Park
Islamic Center of Washington
Association of the United Hindu-Jain Temples at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial