At a time when it seems the various voices of the American choir are in discord, each shouting out a different tune, it seems more than ever that we could use a little bit of “United We Sing.” And as if on cue, the event of that same name returns to Lincroft this Sunday for a session that encourages neighbors to “come together from our different cultural and faith traditions, to proclaim and celebrate our rich diversity.”
Hosted at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County Meeting House (1475 West Front Street), and sponsored by the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought and the Social Action Committee of the UUCMC, the intercultural service of music, word and dance draws its power from the concept of “voices of different faiths, raised in joy and gratitude.”
Kicking off at 4 p.m., the 16th annual edition of the event traces its origins to the anguished aftermath of September 11, 2001. As the organizers have observed about that first United We Sing session, “the healing effect of the evening led us to repeat the event with presentations each year from faith traditions that have included Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Quaker, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, and others.”
Children are especially welcome to take part in the event, and refreshments will be served after the conclusion of the program, which is presented free of charge. For more information, call (732) 371-5412.