Interfaith Solidarity March, San Fernando Valley
Just in time for the 16th Anniversary of 9/11, here’s an opportunity to stand up for peace and tolerance.
Sunday Assemblers participated in the first and second annual LA Interfaith Solidarity Marches (an account of the first one is here), which were organized in support of religious freedom and against all religious-based violence. We were part of a broad coalition of congregations and community groups of many faiths and none. This past year, in particular, we saw even more inclusion of humanists, atheists and the non-religious, with affirming and welcoming statements from clergy and city officials alike.
(Most photos courtesy of Russell Orrell.)
This event was created as a companion to the LA version -- same parent organization, same intent and mission -- but for the San Fernando valley. Sadly, we find ourselves in a time where hateful rhetoric and attacks on religious minorities have become frequent and all-too-common. With recent events in Charlottesville (as of this writing, and who knows what else is to come), racist violence as boiled over in our country. Let’s join our partners for peace and help make this inaugural S.F. Valley Interfaith Solidarity March a success.
We can discuss carpooling and other logistics as the event nears.
FOR ALL PEOPLE OF FAITH AND CONSCIENCE
As a symbol of solidarity and unity with our marginalized communities, neighbors and colleagues, we invite you to march with us between several select houses of worship in between Encino, Tarzana and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.
The 2 mile March begins at the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on the corner of Ventura Blvd., and White Oak, followed by a stop at Temple Judea, and brief stops at other places of worship and ending at the Islamic Center of Reseda on Victory Blvd.
There will be a lively program with speakers, music and food at each stop. Please invite your friends!