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​Flushing Interfaith Council seeks to:  

Facilitate opportunities for people from diverse religious and spiritual

 traditions to meet and engage with one another.  Support educational projects that promote interfaith dialogue, solidarity,and understanding. 
 Strengthen our community through outreach, dialogue, and bearing
witness to issues of social justice.

Building a Network of Hope & Solidarity 

The horrific attacks on September 11, 2001 brought people of all faiths together to mourn and denounce the loss of life. Out of that spirit of solidarity, the Queens Interfaith Unity Walk developed to provide an opportunity to create understanding and common ground among various faith traditions in our borough.

For the past several years, participants of many faiths have gathered and walked in the neighborhood of Flushing, one of the largest and most diverse communities in New York City.

During our Interfaith Unity Walks, we have visited the Hindu Temple Society of North America, Singh Sabha of New York, Won Korean Buddhist Temple, the Muslim Center

of New York, Free Synagogue of Flushing, St. Michael’s Church, Sikh Center of Flushing, Macedonia AME Church, Syed Jamaluddin Afghan Mosque, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, Buddhist Zhu Chi Foundation, St. George’s Church, Taoist Temple of Flushing, Tenri Tenrikyo and others.

 flushinginterfaithcouncil@gmail.com  (646)926-7844




Spring 2016 Interfaith Unity Walk


2016 Common Meal

This year's gathering brought together Sikhs Muslims Buddhists Christians and Jews to break bread together 

 Here find a house of welcoming, Here find vision and hope ,Here be received as you truly are Unique and beautiful ,Your journey acknowledged , Your love honored,          

 Let us rejoice together    

Words by Unitarian Unversalist minister Rev Brugnola

Fall 2016 Interfaith Unity Walk

Walking in Unity has Led Us To

 Organize six annual Queens Interfaith Unity Walks in Flushing,

 Help organize two annual Queens Interfaith Unity Walks in Richmond Hill,

 Co-sponsor and participate in the screening and discussion of the film series: Race:  the Power of an Illusion,

 Co-sponsor and participate in screening and discussion of Jeremy Scahill's Dirty Wars,

 Co-sponsor and participate in screening and discussion of Rethink Afghanistan,

 Co-sponsor and participate in Weep for Gaza, an interfaith evening of prayers and presentations,
        
Compose and translate A Second Flushing Remonstrance, a document protesting racial and religious profiling by the NYC Police Department,

Host the first Flushing Interfaith Council Annual Community Appreciation Common Meal,

Host three Flushing Interfaith Annual Picnics, 

Co-sponsor and participate in Deeper Harmonies, a special concert for freedom and unity,

 Co-sponsor and participate in an Alternatives to Violence Project workshop, an opportunity to discover within ourselves creative responses to conflict,

Co-sponsor  Joining Voices, Raising Awareness, promoting awareness of the problem of domestic violence and of programs which can help reduce this problem and help survivors,

Participate in Today I am a Muslim, too, protesting state sanctioned xenophobia,

Participate in the Flushing Ganesha Parade,

Participate in the Flushing Lunar New Year Parades

Begin an Amnesty International chapter in Flushing.

  Friends   ­Members­  Supporters



Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) žat Queens College

 

Flushing Jewish Community Council  ž 

 

Flushing Quaker Meeting


 Free Synagogue of Flushing


Hindu Temple Society of North America


Morningside Quaker Meeting


Muslim Consultative Network


Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance 


 Pax Christi Metro New York


Pax Christi Queens  ž 


Queens Counseling Services of Foundation for Religion and Mental Healthž


Sikh Center of Flushing

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Turning Point for Women and Families ž


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens


Women for Afghan Women



UUCQ is pround to be part of the  Flushing Interfaith Council.

Fall 2017 Interfaith Unity Walk

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