Build for Unity - Interfaith Build

Join us for our next Build for Unity over Interfaith Harmony Week January 29th-February 5th, 2022! 

“Build for Unity” is a monumental interfaith build program and effort by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento to bring people together of different backgrounds and faiths to put aside differences and build homes and unity in our community.

Over Interfaith Harmony Week, Habitat will bring together over 200 faith volunteers to help build homes, hope, and community.

Interested in getting involved? Contact Kaitlyn Bathke at

Build for Unity

Faith Leaders Committee

Akram Keval, Chair – Interfaith Council of Sacramento, Muslim Community

John McCormack – St. Mark’s Methodist Church

Miriam McCormack – St. Mark’s Methodist Church

Melanie Mages-Canale – Congregation B’nai Israel, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Elham Snell – B’hai Community, Interfaith Council of Elk Grove

The History of Build for Unity

From January 2016- June 2017 in Sacramento, various Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, and other interfaith communities came together to fund and build Habitat homes as a permanent representation of unity within our community.  These homes were made possible through the generosity of 180 different faith communities and individuals who raised the needed resources for the seed funding for the homes and worked side by side to build the homes as a symbol of unity.

The homes of the first Build for Unity project were dedicated on June 22nd, 2017.  Since the pilot Sacramento Build for Unity Project, over 30 cities across the US have started their own Build for Unity projects in their own communities.

To learn more about our Build for Unity project, how it started, and the people behind the initiative – watch the video below or check out our Build for Unity publication.

How can I get involved?

Spread the word:

Help spread the word about #BuildforUnity by becoming an ambassador.  Outreach and encourage other local faith, business, community, and government leaders to prayerfully consider partnership with Habitat Greater Sacramento’s work by engaging them in prayer walks, builds, informational meetings, and/or helping lead a coalition of faith partners in collaboration.


We are currently looking for partners for our 2022 Build for Unity project.

Start Talking

Follow us on our Facebook page and stay up to date with the most current details – click here.  And don’t forget to use the hashtag #BUILDForUnity to show your support! You might just see your photo shared on our website!

Questions?  Contact

Build for Unity Media

Newsletters and Publications


(Click the image to read our Build for Unity publication and learn more about how it started and the people behind the pilot 2016/2017 initiative)