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9/11 Chaplains Reflect

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FAITH AND 911
A cross hangs on the damaged fire truck of Ladder Company 24 Sept. 13, 2001 in New York City two days after the suspected terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Ladder Company 24 lost 7 firemen in the attack, including Fire Chaplain Father Mychal Judge. (Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images) | Getty

Editors Note: Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, spiritual leaders from all traditions gathered to offer comfort to the families, friends and workers. HuffPost Religion is proud to feature some of their reflections 10 years later.

'A Spiritual Pilgrimage To Ground Zero' by Rev. James Martin, S.J.

On Sept. 13, with the city still in chaos, a police officer offered me a ride to ground zero, where I would spend the next few days and weeks ministering to the firefighters and rescue workers. Continue reading...

'Playing Poker With Police At Ground Zero' by Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve those who were there to protect us and recover the remains of those who died. It was not something I ever envisioned when I answered a call to serve God. Continue reading...

'Spirituality Forged In Smoke And Fire' by Bishop James B. "Jay" Magness

That day, I began learning that the affirmation of our spiritual differences is the only vehicle through which we can build the framework for common ground. Continue reading...

'God's Love Was At Ground Zero' by Mike MacIntosh

The aroma of God's love was in every stairwell, office suite and any imaginable place at the WTC. His love was reaching out to very frightened people and loving them into heaven. Continue reading...

'Providing Disaster Relief With The American Red Cross' by Rev. Earl E. Johnson

What has emerged in my experience is that those who have training and experience with the chronically ill also make good disaster spiritual care providers, without exception. Continue reading...

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