The Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk was held on May 21st, 2017 with the mission of bringing faith communities together to appreciate each other and feel part of the same whole despite our differences.
Throughout the approximately 3 miles walk the group visited 8 different house of worship in the Fairfax community where they had the chance to engage members of the community of different backgrounds in constructive dialogue in an effort to get to know and appreciate each other. It is important in today’s world to reach out to our neighbors who may be strangers in order to unify as a community who is all part of the same whole.
The walk took place on May 21st between 2 PM and 5 PM. The group started at the Fairfax United Methodist Church and continued by visiting St Leo the Great Catholic Church, Daniels Run Peace Church, Ezher Mosque, Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax Baptist Church, and end with the Christ Lutheran Church. At each stop, the group spent 5 minutes learning about that faith tradition. Please note that since there was no Jewish temple or a non-Abrahamic place of worship within the walking distance of this route, those faith traditions were invited to have a space in some of the churches along this route.