In 1657, the farmers of Flushing courageously stood up for our freedom of conscience (telling Director-General Peter Stuyvesant that the “law of love, peace and liberty in the states extend[s] to Jews, Turks and Egyptians”). Stuyvesant wanted to ban Quakers, but was forced to allow them to worship freely through the efforts of John Bowne and other ordinary farmers. Since then, religious freedom has become a bedrock of our society and we have all benefited from this legacy of peaceful coexistence. Flushing, now has the highest concentration of religious from around the world — Sikhs, Baptists, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Quakers, and dozens of other faiths have figured out how to live together side by side.
Please join the Flushing Interfaith Council on Saturday, October 19, 1:00pm, as we celebrate our religious diversity during our annual Queens Interfaith Unity Walk! We will gather at St. George’s Church on Main Street and 38th Avenue in downtown Flushing, NY 11354.
You are invited – meet your neighbors!
Flushing Interfaith Council
Annual Interfaith Unity Walk
Saturday, October 19, 1:00pm
RSVP @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queens-interfaith-unity-walk-2019-tickets-72292455681