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DECADE AFTER 911 RELIGION
After 9/11 and War, Building Paths for Co-Existence
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.
Director of Community Partnerships, Interfaith Center of New York
As an American, and as a Muslim, I have found an antidote in strategies and programs that presents an alternative to vilification, a third way toward peace-building and reconciliation.
Ravana, al-Awlaki And The Hijacking Of Religion
Coordinator for Hindu Life, Princeton University
We need not look far to find the Ravanas of our time... They are us -- at our weakest, basest, and grossest; people of faith, in our darkest moments of hypocrisy.
9/11 Anniversary: Commemorations Of A Better Future
Having observed the 9/11 anniversary this week, it's worthwhile to pause and recall the multiple significances of September 11th, the birthdays and anniversaries that remind us of life and hope amidst tragedy.
9/12: What Now?
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.
Senior Minister Emeritus, Riverside Church, National Minister,...
We have made it through the commemorations of the last 10 years and perhaps we can now say that we will never forget. But first, a traffic light to guide us as we become a 9/12 community.
10 Years Ago: A Letter to My American Friends
Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation, Executive Director; R...
Ever since September 11, I've been asking myself: How does a vision of Christ who has embraced all, including Muslims, influence the way I relate to other people today?
Jerry Falwell 9/11 Remarks: A Former Liberty University Student Reflects
Pastor, Author, Teacher
I now look back to that time and that mentality and realize that, while evil most certainly exists, it takes on its greatest form when we so cavalierly ascribe it to those we perceive as different from us.
Ten Years Later, May We Be Blessed With Peace
semi-sweet, meditating, spiritual sassafrass
It is my hope that through this blessing practice we can remind ourselves that this is what it feels like to love. This is what it feels like to know peace.
Muslims Are More Peaceful Than Their Neighbors
Abdul Malik Mujahid
President, Sound Vision; Chair, Burma Task Force USA; Chair Em...
Since Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim Americans have spent good amount of our time and resources praying, preaching and marching for peace. Still, Anxiety about Muslim Americans is at an all-time high.
For America's Sake, Do the Right Thing
Gregory C. Pappas
Publisher of The Pappas Post and Founder of the Greek America ...
St. Nicholas Church was founded by Greek immigrants in 1916 and served generations of families and their spiritual needs. Eighty-five years after its founding, the church was destroyed by the falling Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
Poetry, Prayer And God's Place On The 10th Anniversary Of 9/11
Michele Madigan Somerville
Author of Glamourous Life (2018), Black Irish, WISEGAL
poems -- and indeed they are exquisite -- but I'm sorry the President wasn't able to keep God out of it. The names of the 3,000 dead would have been sermon and poem enough.
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10-Year-Olds Commemorate 10 Years Since 9/11
Mom, Professional Educator, Church Leader, Freelance writer
There were few physical similarities among the kids and their experiences -- cultural, social, familial -- were divergent as well. Yet, they shared a common denominator: their birth year, 2001.
Looking To The Future: A Post-9/11 Pledge
Rabbi Or Rose
Director, The Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College
It is our prayer that this document might be helpful to others in strengthening their commitment to religious pluralism, to justice, and to the healing of our broken and beautiful world.
Beyond 9/11: Love Not Fear
Homa Sabet Tavangar
Author & Global Education Adviser
Treating world citizenship as a family value can help avoid the crisis mentality parents experienced after 9/11, when, on top of our own fears and insecurities, we suddenly needed to talk to our kids about the world.
9/12: The Day American Muslims Had to Prove They Like Baseball, Too
9/12 has its own place in our contemporary times. This was the day when we started having to actively convince people that we were Americans.
How Muslims Honor 9/11
Kashif N Chaudhry
Physician, Writer, Human Rights Activist
"First you bomb us and now you come suck our blood. What are you gonna do with it, drink it?" These were the words of a young man as I asked people to donate to a 9/11 memorial blood drive.
Muslims For Life: American Muslims Stand Up to Save Lives on 9/11
Author, Human Rights Lawyer, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Universi...
This year, American-Muslims go on the offensive. Terrorists drew first blood a decade ago. A decade later, American Muslims will draw first blood -- their own -- to save innocent life and take back Islam.
Japanese Floating Lantern Ceremony In NYC Remembers Victims Of 9/11 And Tsunami (PHOTOS)
A traditional Japanese floating lantern ceremony took place on Sunday, September 11 in New York City to commemorate the victims
A Prayer for 9/11
Author, "The Crossing"
In spite of such pain we honor you as the God and guide who has enabled us to endure what we thought was impossible. Thank you for your sovereign grace that guides us beyond one moment of terror to a collective destiny beyond that moment.
Prayers For 9/11
HuffPost Religion is proud to present this collection of original prayers, reflections and blessings for use on 9/11. Our
9/11 Meditation: Contemplative Communities Converge to Commemorate 9/11
Media artist, Mindfulness coach, Lover of nature
In a culture where fear and anger are primary motivating factors for action, an understanding of love is one of the best tools we have to fight against terrorism and injustice.
I Am a Muslim Because of September 11
Amin G. Aaser
These experiences forced me to reflect on my faith. Being born into this faith would not be enough; I would have to believe in it. If I didn't, Islam would be tucked into a corner of my life, away from the sight of others.
I Am a Muslim Because of 9/11
Amin G. Aaser
Experiences after 9/11 forced me to reflect on my faith. Being born into this faith would not be enough; I would have to believe in it. If I didn't, Islam would be tucked into a corner of my life.
Remembering the Past, Re-membering the Future
John Philip Newell
Poet, scholar and peacemaker
How do we avoid getting stuck at simply remembering the past instead of also re-membering the future, of bringing back into relationship what has been torn apart?
Evangelical Leaders Encourage Unity Ahead Of 9/11
"It is important for all of us, one decade after this act of September 11th, that we look to the future as people created
A Place for Doubt
Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, UCLA
In Buddhism, attachment to views is considered to be the root source of the disputes that separate one group from another and lead to conflict, a position certainly taken to the extreme by the 9/11 attackers.
Longing to Run Away
Episcopal Priest, Spiritual Director, Author
I wanted everyone to visit the smoldering site of the World Trade Center. I wanted everyone to see. And now, 10 years later, I want to run away.
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