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Ground Zero

New York's Classic Skyscrapers: An Insider's Grand Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The idea of the city skyscraper, of building up instead of out, was first dreamt up back in Chicago's frontier days. But to those, like me, who spend...

First Responders: Our Ingratitude

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

It is painful to me, and frankly a national disgrace, that we so mistreat those 9/11 first responders. Hundreds of them rushed into the fray. They followed their human instinct that was stronger in them than in most others to save lives, and it cost many their own lives.

At the Ground Zero Multi-faith Service With Pope Francis

Eric J. Hall | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Eric J. Hall

I was honored to have been invited by New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan to attend the recent multi-faith prayer service at the World Trade Center with Pope Francis. It was a deeply moving experience and an example of how all of the world's faiths might work together toward humanity's common goals.

9/11 Health Program Now Officially On Borrowed Time

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to a sense of urgency, Congress has to be graded on a curve these days, so perhaps no one should be too surprised that law...

The Pope's Dope

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Media
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

I blog about how to have "aha" moments in your journaling and reflections so you can not only make a difference with your personal chit chat, but you can also make a mark with our public and professional conversations.

Pope Francis Brings Message Of Peace And Healing to 9/11 Memorial

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis made an emotional visit Friday to ground zero in lower Manhattan, where he paused to offer private prayers and took part in a multi-relig...

How Pope's Visit To Ground Zero Will Bring Interfaith Healing

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Much of Catholic America is excited about Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States — and so are many American Muslims. Francis’ vis...

Let's Roll for a Real Living Wage

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

There comes a time in all of our lives when we need to live for something worth dying for. I'm in this fight for a Real Living Wage because I dream of a world where everyone makes a Living Wage and can return home to a warm hearth to break bread with their loved ones and revolutionary friends.

A Beautiful Gift of Music

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

In the 24 hours after the attacks at the World Trade Center, I found myself sifting through video tape trying to find answers. As a documentary filmmaker, I was used to looking at terrible things, but always with some distance. This was my backyard.

Daily Meditation: Ground Zero

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Face to Face With Ground Zero

Meaghan McGoldrick | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Meaghan McGoldrick

It was his work at Ground Zero that left my father clinging to life just seven years later. If I've learned anything in the years since 9/11 (seven of them I was lucky enough to still have my father for), it's the weight of an "I love you," and the importance of "How was your day?"

Touring the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.10.2015 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

The trip is poignant and personal. You need to go when you're ready - and that's going to be different for each of us.

14 Years Later: A Mantra for 9/11

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Fourteen years later, thousands of innocents killed represent international criminality and immorality of the first order. No one in Washington has yet taken the slightest responsibility for blowing a hole through the Middle East and helping to create the first true terrorist state of modern history.

My New York City

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 09.05.2015 | New York
Danielle Campoamor

I was the tourist every local in arguably every city would despise, but one I think those native to New York City have a particular distaste for. I ...

Defuse the 'Religion Bomb'

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

To better understand this power of religious passion, or "the Religious Bomb," as Thomas Cahill names it in Heretics and Heroes, we need to unpackage the many dynamics and components of religion and identity.

Finding Good Below Ground Zero

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

They've designed architectural spaces that don't necessarily tell the visitor all there is to feel or know. Instead, they invoke a visceral reaction -- for example, at the sight of a fire truck, crushed and shorn of its cab.

Daniel Liebeskind: The Ground Zero Master Plan

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Louisiana Channel

When New York was attacked on 9/11, world famous architect Daniel Libeskind was in Berlin for the opening of his Jewish Museum. At once he said: I am leaving for New York.

Ground Zero Greek Orthodox Church Begins Rebuilding, 13 Years After 9/11 Attack

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Leaders of a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center broke ground on a new St. Nicho...

The Us and Them and the Days of Awe

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Chef Rossi

What this time signified to me, more than anything, was the separation of the young and carefree from the old and sad. We were the "us," chasing each other through the poorly tended grass, laughing.

Deported to Death

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Even as the border children slow and their cases surge in states like Texas and New York, advocates point out what they said would obviously happen: we sent at least some of those children to their deaths after deporting them back to warzone-like conditions.

The Right Way to Tour NYC's 9/11 Memorial

Ethan Gelber | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Ethan Gelber

Isn't what matters most that we all remember? That we remember not just the drama and the tallies of lives lost, but the individual moments and people. And the efforts by those who love them to create lasting temples to their memory.

My September 11 Story

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 11.10.2014 | New York
Daniel P. Malito

We collectively share what happened 13 years ago, the events that changed our world forever, but each of us also owns a personal narrative from that fateful morning. Where I live, in the suburbs of New York City, we were especially hard hit.

Undocumented 9/11 Workers: Still Neglected, Still Dying

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Ryan Campbell

Talking with the survivors, they all say the same thing: some of us have already died from the work we did at Ground Zero, and all of us are sick.

What It Was Like To Be an Iranian-American Woman In NYC on 9/11

Hedia Anvar | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Hedia Anvar

On September 13, I put on a dust mask and carried two grocery bags full of produce so that I could pass for a below-Canal St. resident and get close to Ground Zero. It was true that only residents were allowed to cross the barricades, but I felt a strong need to feel connected.

Ground Zero Cross Will Stay At 9/11 Memorial Museum

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at G...