Taking the message of Peace to the Philly streets

Peace Walk ImagePhoto taken from The Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk website gallery.

Several members of the Interfaith Peace walk, including myself, were interviewed for a Harvard University study seeking to document the growth of interfaith initiatives across the United States.  The Interfaith Infrastructure study is a pilot initiative of the Pluralism Project and considers the implications of America’s multi-religious reality for citizenship and leadership.

I have been involved with the Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk for three years.  The Walk is a grassroots movement which reaffirms the commonalities in different faith traditions and brings communities together to work towards peace and justice.  A core group of Peace Walk members gather monthly to plan the annual Walk, and to collaborate on community initiatives.

Click here to read more and to check out Philadelphia’s profile with a directory of organizations in the Region!

Here’s a short profile:

“Since 2004, the annual Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation has drawn crowds ranging from 500 to 1,000 participants—an even more impressive feat given that The Peace Walk is completely a grassroots initiative.  The group operates without paid staff and on a budget of less than $10,000 a year; funds are raised through selling interfaith calendars and collecting individual and congregational offerings and donations.  Every year, The Peace Walk lasts four to five hours and includes stops at mosques, churches, synagogues and parks in Philadelphia.”

Click here to learn more about the Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation.



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