The Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange

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About us

The Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting dialogue around issues of peace and social justice. Over 140 years ago, founder Eliza Mercy Harding Walker opened the doors of her home in Newton, Massachusetts to care for children whose parents were serving abroad as missionaries. Today, The Walker Center is comprised of seven historic homes on a 2.2 acre campus and continues to serve the local and global communities by hosting retreats and conferences for groups to discuss social justice topics. 

The Walker Center is also home to an intentional living/learning multicultural community of area graduate school students whose courses of study are consistent with the overall mission. Many residents are enrolled in schools of theology, and have hailed from India, China, Korea, Ghana, Kenya, Russia, the United States, and elsewhere. 

The Walker Center also houses a bed-and-breakfast for overnight lodging. 

At the heart of all of the work that goes on at The Walker Center lies the spirit of home and hospitality that is Mrs. Walker's legacy.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1860

Government ID number: 042-123-665

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Phone: 617-969-3919

Fax: 617-244-0690

144 Hancock Street, Newton, MA, 02466, US

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