Tag: September 11

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    The new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, set to be rebuilt at the World Trade Center, will be a national shrine and will include a nondenominational bereavement center. “Next to the place where the most tragic thing that has ever happened on American soil,” says Father Evagoras Constantinides of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, “it needs to be a place to offer, to welcome, to open, and to accept all sorts of people.” More

    October 24, 2014 | Comments

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    Days after 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the head by Mark Stroman in a hate crime targeted at Arabs. Bhuiyan survived the attack, and Stroman was sentenced to death, but Bhuiyan felt compelled to not let the story end there. “I need to forgive him in public and do something to save the life,” says Bhuiyan, “because if Mark Stroman was given the chance I had in my childhood, he would have become a different person. More

    September 5, 2014 | Comments

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    “In more than 100 years of living and working in this country it was the first time the Sikh community entered national attention. It was the first time we stood in the national spotlight. It took a butchering for it to happen but it was a moment when the kind of love and support that was expressed was something that made Sikhs feel like they too were seen as fellow Americans.” More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    Faith communities in Boston and beyond should pray “for a sense of our connectedness to each other,” says Rev. Samuel Lloyd, priest-in-charge at Trinity Church in Boston’s Back Bay.  In the midst of a terrible trauma, they should be “grateful for a God of love working through all of this.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “People across the political spectrum, right to left, are beginning to wonder if we are committed to a mission whose success is dubious now at best because of the way we’ve defined it,” says William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    Ten years after 9/11, the American public is “like an individual suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,” writes ethicist Robin Lovin. “We are unable to return to the old world we thought we understood, but we cannot tolerate the noise and uncertainty of the new world, either.” More

    September 12, 2011 | Comments

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    “Have we healed? Yes, healed with a hole. It’s never a complete healing, but at least there a willingness to write a new chapter of life,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, a New York Fire Department chaplain. More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “The people who are paying the costs, military families, veterans, civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan—those people deserve to have their story told,” says Professor Catherine Lutz of Brown University. More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “You’re not tolerant,” says this Christian philosopher, “if you’re indifferent. You’re tolerant if you disapprove of the other person’s religion but put up with it nonetheless.” More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “We think of 9/11 every day,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. “All you do when it comes to the anniversary, you try to look back and say have I made a difference?” More

    September 7, 2011 | Comments

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