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Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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Multifaith Peace Walk & Picnic

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016
1:30 Gathering
(Snacks, music, stroller/wagon/tricycle decorating & more)
2:00 Program and Walk begin

Gather, Opening Program & Begin Walk: Congregation Etz Chayim Synagogue and Spark Church, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto

Stops & Programs: University AME Zion Church, 3549 MiddlefieldRd., and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 3233 Cowper Street.

Concluding Program & Picnic: American Muslim Voice hosted picnic at Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, beginning at 4:30pm. Program includes release of peace doves!  Simple food provided, including plenty of vegetarian options.

Walk length: 2.5 mile

Walk Handout: Click here to download the Walk Handout with detailed route, walk guidelines and shuttle information for end of walk. 

We invite people from all walks of life, from diverse faiths or no particular faith, all colors of the rainbow, children, youth and adults, left, right, and center, to walk united in our diversity, in solidarity as one human family. We walk to show our community and our world that we say "No" to fear and division and "YES" to friendship and peace.


Click on the Register button above to let us know you are coming!
Registration is helpful for planning but not required.
You can use this registration for both the walk and/or the picnic.

Volunteer: Click here to volunteer to be a walk monitor (help keep the walkers safe).

Share on Facebook: Please visit and share our Facebook page for this event. 

Sponsoring Communities: All Saints Episcopal Church PA; American Muslim Voice; Baha'i Community of Palo Alto; Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice; Berkeley Masjid; Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale; Congregation Beth Am; Congregation Emek Beracha; Congregation Etz Chayim; Congregation Kol Emeth; Council on American Islamic Relations (San Francisco Bay Area Chapter); First Baptist Church PA; First Congregational Church PA; First Lutheran Church PA; First Presbyterian Church PA; First United Methodist Church PA; Grace Lutheran Church PA; Islamic Networks Group; Keddem Congregation; Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice; Muslim American Society of Bay Area; MVPA Musalla Muslim Worship Place; Oshman Family Jewish Community Center; Palo Alto Friends Meeting (Quakers); Palo Alto Human Relations Commission; Rebuilding Alliance; Region 7, Sathya Sai International Organization USA; South Bay Islamic Association; Spark Church; St. Andrews United Methodist Church; St. Mark's Episcopal Church PA; St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community of Palo Alto; Stanford University - Office for Religious Life; Unitarian Universalist Church PA Social Action Council; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale Social Justice Team; University AME Zion Church; University Lutheran Church.

Refreshment and water stands will be located throughout the walk.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLES!

There will be short programs and refreshments at faith communities along the way, and a picnic at the end sponsored by American Muslim Voice.

Shuttle Information: Shuttles from 1-1:50pm will take those who park at the Unitarian Universalist Church (505 E. Charleston) from there to Congregation Etz Chayim for start of walk.  Shuttles will also be provided at end of event, taking walkers from the picnic at Mitchell Park to Congregation Etz Chayim, running from 5-6:25pm every 15-20 minutes. These shuttles will leave from the Unitarian Universalist parking lot just behind the picnic area. (Signs and people with directions to the shuttle pick-up will be at the park.) All shuttles are free. 

Make a day of it! The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center will be hosting a Day of Service for all ages the morning of Sept. 11, 10:30am-12:30pm. Click here for details!

Click "Read More" to download our newest fliers and more details.

Parking & Shuttles: Parking is available in the parking lots of Congregation Etz Chayim (4161 Alma) and St. Andrews Methodist Church (4111 Alma), with free shuttles returning walkers here from the Unitarian Universalist (UUCPA) parking lot right behind Mitchell Park after concluding program. (Shuttles will run from 5-6:25pm every 15-20 minutes.) Parking is also available at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 505 East Charleston with free shuttles taking walkers from here to Congregation Etz Chayim for the opening program and beginning of the walk. (These shuttles will run from 1-1:50pm. The UUCPA parking lot is very close to our picnic spot, so if you start here you can walk to your car after the picnic.) PLEASE CARPOOL!

Volunteer: Click here to volunteer to Be A Walk Monitor (help keep the walkers safe)

Share on Facebook: Please visit and share our Facebook page for this event.

Register: Click here to register for the event (registration is helpful for planning but not required).

Flyers and Walk Handout with Map: Click on each link to download most updated flyers or a Walk Handout:

Peace Walk flier with 38 sponsors listed; on blue background (good for electronic use)

Peace Walk flier with host communities (only) listed; on blue background (good for electronic use)

Peace Walk flier with 38 sponsors listed; on light background for easier printing   

Peace Walk flier with host communities (only) listed; on light background for easier printing 

American Muslim Voice Multifaith Peace Picnic flyer with picnic details.

Walk Handout with map of route, guidelines and other information.

Many thanks to local stores that have donated goods for our walk, including Andronicos Los Altos, Costco Mountain View, Grocery Outlet Palo Alto, Lucky's Los Altos, Molly Stone's, Piazza's Palo Alto, Safeway, Trader Joe's Palo Alto, and Whole Foods.



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