We will shine a light on what is false, until the world sees what we see. And if it falls to us to be known forever after as the spark for that bonfire, it is as the Lord has written: Any publicity is good publicity.
You probably remember exactly where you were nine years ago on September 11th. But do you know where you'll be on that date this year? I hope you'll be joining us for the second annual observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Some might say that Pastor Jones would never agree to a dialogue. Until he is approached, we will never know. The job of the peacemaker is to show the parties that talking to each other is politically and emotionally safe.
The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee writes with a pen that's sharp as a knife, in ink made from his own blood. Or so it seems, for each word seems carved or cut, obtained at great price, offered as a sacrifice.
I do not believe that every person who opposes the Cordoba House Center being located near Ground Zero is an Anti-Muslim bigot. But our country is better than the hatred and bigotry we are allowing to define us at the moment.
I'm not sure that the 9/11 attacks should ever be used as an advertising hook for anything, but this advertisement for a French newspaper surely isn't going to win any fans by combining 9/11 iconography with smart-assed self gloating.
Each September around this time, I try not to think about the planes crashing into the towers. Instead I try to remember the friendly Prince Edward Islanders who cycled with me from one tip of the island to the other.
The daily hazards of the job pose a more systemic threat to the livelihoods, and often, the very lives, of cab drivers. Sharif's brutal encounter is the latest in a string of violent incidents involving cabbies.
After 9/11, many in the media likened the brutal images and precise execution of the terror attacks to "a movie." Yes, like my movie, says Lawrence Wright in his HBO special airing tonight, and he's not just talking about the tragic events of 9/11.