10th Annual Interfaith Tour April 30, 2017

10th Annual Interfaith Tour April 30


Winston-Salem’s interfaith tour will observe its 10th anniversary in April with visits to Annoor Islamic Center, the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) meeting house and Temple Emanuel Sunday afternoon, April 30.
The 2017 visit to the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) meeting house marks the first time the tour has included that faith tradition, according to Tracy Widener, a member of the board of Interfaith Winston-Salem who is coordinating this year’s tour.
“We feel that it is important to reach out and embrace all faith traditions represented in our community,” Widener said. “It has never been more important for us to get to know our neighbors. The tour provides that opportunity. We hope to see church confirmation classes, middle school social studies classes, Sunday School classes, college religion classes and other groups of youth and adults.”
The tour will conclude at Temple Emanuel with a free pizza party and a time for guests to mingle with people of various faith traditions.
Widener said that participants are encouraged to carpool or use vans or buses, to conserve gas, find parking more easily and to move more quickly from site to site. You can register yourself or your group of up to 25 people on our eventbrite page.
Interfaith Winston-Salem assumed responsibility for the tour from the city’s Human Relations Commission in 2013 and has worked to broaden its reach over the last five years.  Last year’s tour was the most successful in history, attracting more than 200 participants to stops at The Community Mosque, St. Phillips Moravian Church and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.
For additional information contact Widener at tracy3851@yahoo.com.