Members of Flushing Monthly Meeting joined with people of all faiths in Flushing for the 2014 Queens Interfaith Unity Walk, which seeks to build interfaith peace and solidarity.
The Queens Interfaith Unity Walk arose in response to post-9/11 challenges and developed from a model in Brooklyn called “Children of Abraham Peace Walk,” which has been bringing churches, mosques, and synagogues together for ten years. The Queens event includes non-Abrahamic religious groups as well.
The walk started at historic Quaker Meeting House, located at 137-16 Northern Blvd, then proceeded to Flushing Town Hall, where we attended an Arabic calligraphy workshop, the St. Paul Chung Ha Sang Roman Catholic Church on Parsons Boulevard, the Han Ma Um Zen Center of New York at 32 Avenue, and the Masjid Hazrati Abu Bakr Siddique Islamic Center at 33rd Avenue.
This community event is sponsored by the Flushing Interfaith Council, which includes the Free Synagogue of Flushing, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, Women for Afghan Women, the Sikh Center of New York, Flushing Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), the Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance, the Flushing Jewish Community Council, the Center for Ethnic Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) at Queens College, PaxChristi Metro New York, Pax Christi Queens, Turning Point for Women and Families, Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health, the Morningside (Quaker) Meeting, and the Hindu Temple Society of North America.
The Peace & Social Action Committee of Flushing Monthly Meeting works closely with the Flushing Interfaith Council throughout the year. For more information about the Flushing Interfaith Council, please call (646) 926-7844, email flushinginterfaithcouncil@