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Group Hopes to Build Better Bensalem Through Unity

Building a Better Bensalem Together's annual Unity Week gets underway on Martin Luther King Day.

Building a Better Bensalem Together's annual Unity Week gets underway on Martin Luther King Day.
Building a Better Bensalem Together's annual Unity Week gets underway on Martin Luther King Day.
Unity in diversity is the goal behind a weeklong celebration of culture set to begin, fittingly, on Martin Luther King Day.

Coordinated through the Building a Better Bensalem Together coalition, the annual event gets underway Monday evening at Love Fellowship Tabernacle and continues with day and evening programs at various Bensalem worship sites, through Friday. 

In the seven or eight years since Unity Week began, Toby Kahn, the coalition's diversity committee chairwoman, said it's grown to include as many as 100 attendees at some of the events.

"The goal is diversity," Kahn said. "We basically want or ask the community to come together in diversity to help everyone meet their neighbors, learn about their neighbors and be friends with their neighbors."

For many of the long-time attendees like Kahn, the event offers a unique opportunity to experience a multitude of cultures in a variety of worship settings in one week. 

"A lot of people love that it’s different," Kahn said. "It’s just a wonderful event. I wish there was a way to shout it from the rooftops."

If you go

Building a Better Bensalem Together's annual Unity Week begins on Monday. For a list of events, click here to see what's been posted to Patch's events calendar. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items, toiletries or baby care products to events for donation to local food pantries. 

Pondeli Hajioannou January 18, 2014 at 06:10 AM
I will pass the information to our Bensalem Business Association members. I will do my best to make the events.

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