September 11 Remembrance
British Methodist Church Leaders Call for Political Progress 10 Years Since 9/11
09/08/2011 A decade on from the 9/11 attacks British Church leaders are calling for the Government to examine its use of military force in response to violent extremism.
Responsively Yours: Lessons from 9/11 by Harriett Jane Olson
09/01/2011 How does what we believe to be true affect what we can actually see taking place?
Responsively Yours: Lessons from 9/11: Korean by Harriett Jane Olson
09/01/2011 ...In an intrafaith conversation in May, I learned that American Muslims see a cataclysm affecting them personally — an act for which they had no responsibility and over which they had no control, but which would shape their lives and the lives of their children, perhaps forever.
Religion Communicators Call for Civil Discourse About 9/11 by religioncommunicators.org
09/01/2011 The Religion Communicators Council urged journalists and bloggers to "pursue accuracy, respect and understanding of people of all faiths and faith communities." The statement is in a resolution adopted Aug. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia by the board of governors for the 400-member interfaith council.
Being in Struggle to be Human in Daily Life: A Reflection on 9/11 by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/01/2011 Someone once said that we are what we remember. Our memories of 9/11 testify to the influence of those who lost their life and those who survived the calamitous disaster on our personal and national life.
Right Relationships: Video and Study Guide
09/01/2011 The tragic events of September 11th traumatized the entire world. In its wake, interfaith dialogue was overshadowed by discrimination, media sensationalism, and a loss of respect for people of different faiths. The Christian community must help re-open the conversation. This video and study guide are resources in starting interfaith conversations we need to have in a post-September 11th society.
Same Difference: Video
09/01/2011 An edited sample of the Same Difference documentary that explores interfaith issues.
An Interfaith Dialogue Model in Atlanta, Georgia by Shan Yohan
09/01/2011 In the United States I discovered that Christians knew little about other faiths and considered it unnecessary to learn because Christ’s way was sufficient. As a graduate and then a college professor and a church member, I developed a deep yearning to share my findings with others to help them accept those who are outside the boundaries of Christianity.
Peaceful Remembrance of September 11, 2001: Forty Days of Prayer for Children by Melanie C. Gordon, Director, Ministry with Children, Leadership Ministries Division, General Board of Discipleship
08/01/2011 Walk this journey with children who have no remembrance of September 11, 2001, but who will see images and hear stories of the devastating loss of that day in the weeks leading up to the 10th Anniversary. We may not be able to answer all of their questions, but we can share God’s gift of prayer.
Diana Eck & Kathryn Lohre: Common Ground in the Midst of Differences VIDEO
02/16/2011 In an interview from her time as associate director at The Pluralism Project, Harvard University, Kathryn Lohre, now Director for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Pluralism Project Director Diana Eck talk about interfaith harmony, the media focus on faith-related conflicts, and where society can find common ground beyond the theological. Lohre is the President of The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
For the Living of These Days by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/09/2010 This September is the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. We still have not gotten over the raw woundedness of the painful tragedy inflicted on our nation.
Is Peace Newsworthy? by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/15/2009 Monitoring peace in news is one way to be fully present to the need for peace in our midst, and the forces that work against it.
Managing the Past in this Human Place: A Meditation for the Anniversary of September 11, 2001 by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/10/2008 Some events are tied to places. September 11, 2001 is one such event. Some names are tied to places. One such name in the gospel is Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene comes to my mind, when I seek to manage the past in relation to September 11, 2001.
Being Repurposed by Grace: A 9/11 Anniversary Reflection by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/02/2008 Sep. 02, 2008: During this 7th anniversary of grief observed, it may be helpful to recall a medieval story of the grail. Written in the 12th century, the story is about a quest for the legendary grail, the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper.
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