Thousands To Participate In San Fernando Valley Interfaith Solidarity March

The march will foster understanding, collaboration, and unity while highlighting the importance of civic participation and compassion for those in need.
 
 
Marching in Support of the Interfaith Solidarity Network
Marching in Support of the Interfaith Solidarity Network
 
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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - Oct. 3, 2018 - PRLog -- More than two thousand people will participate in the San Fernando Valley's second annual Interfaith Solidarity March on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Organized by the Interfaith Solidarity Network (https://www.facebook.com/ISN.SFV/) (ISN) – a group comprised of local faith-based leaders seeking to break down barriers, inspire solidarity and interfaith dialogue among people in the San Fernando Valley – the march aims to foster understanding, collaboration and unity through shared values. The event will encourage voter registration, as well as highlight the importance of civic participation and compassion for those experiencing homelessness. Guests include: faith-based leaders from throughout Los Angeles, L.A. City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, and thousands of local residents.

         "Now more than ever, regardless of religion, race or creed, we need to come together, share our stories and work towards a better future for our city and country," said Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. "I am proud to once again join thousands of folks from across our region for the Interfaith Solidarity March. We need to do everything we can to foster empathy, unity and encourage people to join the political process – we need to get everyone off the sidelines."

The mile-long march will begin at St. Bernardine of Siena Church (https://stbernardine.org) (24410 Calvert Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367), stop at Temple Aliyah (https://templealiyah.org) (6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367), proceed to Woodland Hills Presbyterian Church (https://www.woodlandhillspres.org) (5751 Platt Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367), and end at Ezzi Masjid Mosque (http://lajamaat.com) (5701 Platt Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367) where dinner will be served. The L.A. City Clerk (https://clerk.lacity.org) and League of Women Voters (https://my.lwv.org/california/los-angeles) will do voter registration at the start and end of the event. Food collection of non-perishable items will also be available.

         "The outpouring of support for last year's march was incredible, and it showed that although we may all belong to different faiths and have different beliefs, there are still more things that unite us than divide us," said Soraya Deen, president and co-founder of Interfaith Solidarity Network. "This year, we want to continue to raise awareness about the importance of civic participation, voting especially, and supporting those experiencing homelessness," added Deen.

         The march is hosted in conjunction with local congregations from many faith traditions. It is expected to draw more than 2,000 participants from throughout the San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles. Everyone is invited to attend. Shuttle service will be provided.

         "I believe we can transform the current climate of divisiveness and incivility plaguing our nation and indeed the entire world through encounter with others of different faiths and cultural traditions," said Father Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. "The Interfaith Solidarity Network and the coming march provide us all with a wonderful opportunity to do precisely that," added Smith.

         For media interview requests, please contact Evelyn Aleman at evelyn@mipr.net or (818) 881-7976 (office).For more information about the Interfaith Solidarity Network (ISN) and/or the march e-mail Cantor Mike Stein at hazzanstein@templealiyah.org, Marsha Novak at marlynov@gmail.com, and/or visit: https://www.facebook.com/ISN.SFV/, https://twitter.com/ISN_SFV, and https://www.instagram.com/interfaithsolidarity/

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MARCH ROUTE:


·      Start at St. Bernardine of Siena Church (24410 Calvert Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367)

·      Stop at Temple Aliyah (6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367)

·      Stop at Woodland Hills Presbyterian (5751 Platt Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367)

·      End at Ezzi Masjid Mosque (5701 Platt Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367)

About the Interfaith Solidarity Network

The Interfaith Solidarity Network (ISN) is comprised of faith-based leaders from throughout the Los Angeles area who aim to foster understanding, collaboration and unity through shared values. ISN breaks down barriers and inspires solidarity among communities in the San Fernando Valley by building relationships across cultures and faiths, educating communities, organizing for peace and justice, mobilizing against intolerance, and embracing the principles of non-violence.

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