Germantown Mural a Result Of Common Effort to Honor Uncommon Spirituality

October 19, 2009

Author: Jessica Yu

Source: Philadelphia Daily News

A large mural depicting doves, trees, a lotus flower and the phrase "Service Faith Justice" in six languages was unveiled yesterday at the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement's headquarters in Germantown, where residents gathered before the neighborhood's first piece of art invoking multiple congregations.

Inspired by an evolving spiritual landscape, the 17-by-60 foot painting is a joint effort by the city's Mural Arts Program and the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement to establish a religious icon in the "City of Murals."

The mural's features represent 60 faiths, including symbols evoking nature to emphasize the commonality of human experience. Its vibrant colors span the west side of NI M's building at 7047 Germantown Ave.