Episcopalians to mark 9/11 with Qur'an readings, events with Hamas-linked ISNA chief
posted August 20, 2011
"Meditations for a Time of Crisis" indeed. "The greatest memorial to those who died 10 years ago will be a world more inclined toward peace." Indeed, indeed. I don't see how such a world can be brought about without understanding why 9/11 happened. As long as they're having Qur'an readings in Newark, I suggest these as meditations on why they're having any special ceremonies on September 11 in the first place: the rest
"Episcopal Church to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks," by Matthew Davies for the Episcopal News Service, August 18:
In the Diocese of Newark, Bishop Mark Beckwith will be joined by Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz of Temple B'Nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in Irvington to lead an interfaith service, titled "Compassion in Action," at 3 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark.
The service will blend scripture and reflections based on the Old and New Testaments and the Qur'an, music from the Jewish and Christian traditions and the Al-Adhaan, the Islamic call to worship.
On Sept. 10, the Los Angeles city hall will host OneLight, a vigil for peace, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Under the leadership of Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno, representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – have partnered with the Los Angeles city council to hold the vigil at 7:15 p.m. "People of all faiths are invited and people of no faith are invited," said Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool. Saturday evening coincides with the end of the Sabbath for Muslims and Jews and the beginning of the Sabbath for Christians.
"We proactively wanted to say 'one light, one peace, one world' to have a visible sign of unity for peace to preempt any kind of terror or fear," said Glasspool....