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911 Reflection

Reflections on Coming of Age in the Age of 9/11

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I am thoroughly convinced that my generation is rightly positioned to make a significant difference for the better within our world. We are a generation proven, tested, and committed to needed change.

9/11 Forward Together Street Art Beautifully Honors Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

International students from Miami Ad School in Brooklyn took to the streets of New York Wednesday to send the message that we stand together in memory...

9/11 Reflections: 'Who You Are Can Disappear In A Moment'

Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living

On 9/11/01, then-Goldman Sachs career coach Roy Cohen was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the plane hit it... and he ran outside int...

In Post-9/11 World, Muslims Find Home, Of Sorts, At Catholic Church

Sammamish, WA Patch | Robert Baldino | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion

Christianity and Islam have a long and contentious history with each other, one that literally spans a thousand years and several wars. Since the terr...

Ten Years Later, May We Be Blessed With Peace

Alison Laichter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Alison Laichter

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.

Poetry And Prayer On The 10th Anniversary Of 9/11

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Psalms are 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.

American Muslims Stand Up To Save Lives On 9/11

Qasim Rashid | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

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.

9/11 Reflections: Breakfast at the Pike

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Joan E. Dowlin

I was working as a waitress on the morning of September 11, 2001 at the Pike Restaurant in Spring House, Penn.

Can 9/11 Prompt A More Peaceful World?

Eliot Daley | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Eliot Daley

Being respectful of other opinions as we pursue our legitimate interests around the world today will increase the peacefulness of the human community our children inherit tomorrow.

I Am A Muslim Because Of 9/11

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
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.

Longing To Run Away

Barbara Crafton | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Barbara Crafton

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.  

On 9/11 And Forgiving Too Quickly

Rabbi Daniel Greyber | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Greyber

God's forgiveness does not extend to sins committed by us against other people unless they've made things right. Neither should ours.

A Statement From Pax Christi Metro New York On The 9/11 Anniversary

Rosemarie Pace | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Rosemarie Pace

Ten years ago, the United States suffered a horrific attack. There was shock, anger, fear and unbearable sorrow. We expressed our condemnation, remorse and renewed commitment to peacemaking.

Religion's Most Urgent Problem

Rabbi Shai Held | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shai Held

Each of us, all of us, must ask: How do we build religious lives in which our care for others is intensified rather than attenuated? There is no more urgent religious question.

The Prophet Joseph And 9/11

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

As we reflect on 9/11, can we feel the intense pride and gratitude that Joseph felt when he faced his aggressors? Can we tell these evil forces: You wanted to divide us but we are more united than ever.

A Poetic Meditation On Sept. 11

Scott Cairns | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

On that morning, still stunned and having dismissed my also stunned American literature class at University of Missouri, I made my way to a familiar coffee house and set to work on the following poem.

The Loss Of An Authentic Expression Of Human Spirit In The Post-9/11 World

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

Where do we see the authentic human spirit captured in handwritten glory today? In love letters? In loving notes placed in lunchboxes? Or do we consider our humanity best expressed in tweets?

Should We Be Watching Traumatic Images On TV?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Studies have shown that viewing the events of 9/11 on television can increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

World Trade Center Journal

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

And yet, here is grace. There are hundreds of rescue workers: firefighters and police officers and army personnel and construction workers and truck drivers and counselors and doctors and nurses. Almost all are in motion.

10 Years Later, We Must Do Better

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

In many ways the world has changed in 10 years, but in many ways it has not. We simply do not understand the Middle East as well as we should.

For A More Unified, Understanding New York

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

If we can continue building bridges, if the voices of pluralism can be heard above the din of the frightened and hateful, I will consider us well on the way to building an inclusive society.

Reaching For Hope After 9/11 -- Together

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

In a world splintered by polarization, our core teachings call us to a spirituality of inclusivity, a spirituality that supports us in walking oneness, love and compassion into the world we share.

Hate And Hope

Serene Jones | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Serene Jones

How is it that both greater freedom and hate-filled intolerance resulted from the attacks of 9/11? We must acknowledge the wound inflicted on this day have not healed, but festered.

9/11 Anniversary: Finding Hope And Healing At Ground Zero

Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion

On the anniversary of 9/11, HuffPost Religion went to St. Paul's Chapel at ground zero to talk with clergy and lay people about where they find hope a...

Securing A New Homeland

Greg Laurie | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Greg Laurie

Thinking back to the events of 9/11, I am all for strengthening our nation's defenses. But this battle ultimately will not be won with M-16s; it will be won with John 3:16.