Unity Walk 2013

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 thousands of people of diverse faiths joined the 9th annual 9/11 Unity Walk, an event which takes place along Embassy Row in Washington, DC.  Walkers united to put an end to misconceptions about religion and to condemn violence in all its forms. This year’s 9/11 Unity Walk was dedicated to the life and leadership of His Excellency Nelson Mandela.  Across Africa and throughout the world the transformational leadership of former South African President Nelson Mandela is increasingly being heralded, as the iconic 94-year-old leader lies critically ill. South African Ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, spoke and participated in the walk this year. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) continues to proudly co-sponsor the event, which brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, and faiths practice mutual respect through a framework of experiential education, compassionate leadership and intentional service.  ISNA President, Imam Mohamed Magid, opened the Unity Walk with a prayer at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. In addition, a number of ISNA board members and senior staff participated in the event with their families. On the walk, they visited Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh houses of worship, celebrating both diversity of practice and unity in faith. To learn more about the 2013 Unity Walk program, click here.