Interfaith Peace Walk at St. Luke's
The Ninth Annual Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation will make St. Luke and The Epiphany one of its three gathering places on Sunday, April 29.
The walk was inaugurated by a synagogue in Albuquerque in the weeks following 9/11/2001, when a local mosque had come under threat. Members of the synagogue walked from their building to the mosque and held vigil. The Walk spread rapidly around the country and has become a tradition in Philadelphia. It takes place in a different section of the city each year. Participants walk between various houses of worship where songs and prayers are offered by an amazing variety of faith traditions.
This year's walk begins at 2 p.m. at Beth Zion/Beth Israel, at 18th and Spruce. The walkers should arrive here a little after 3 p.m. for a half hour program. The walk continues on to the Unitarian Universalist Church at 21st and Chestnut where there will be a final presentation and reception with foods from many religious traditions and cultures. The program will conclude at 6 p.m.