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Ground Zero

New York Remembers 9/11 First Responders 15-Years-Later

Danielle Parker | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Danielle Parker

I remember every moment as if it was playing in slow motion. Waking up to the most beautiful clear blue skies, leaving my home at 8:45 a.m. to get acr...

#NeverForget 9/11: Answer The Call To Choose Hope Over Fear

Christine Pelosi | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We must remember where we were those first few moments and ask where we want to go now -- as a people, as a society, as a country.

In Memory Of September 11

Brittney Grimes | Posted 09.09.2016 | New York
Brittney Grimes

On that morning, I clearly remember where I was, what I was doing, and not believing what had just happened. I was 12 years old, young enough to question why, but old enough to understand.


Laurie Nadel | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Laurie Nadel

"Life will close over a sorrow like the sea over a dead body, no matter how much love has gone to the bottom." ---Joseph Conrad The unf...

9/11 Remembered, We Were the Lucky Ones

Lori Axler | Posted 09.09.2016 | New York
Lori Axler

I woke up at the crack of dawn to catch a 6:45 AM flight from New York City to Pittsburgh for a business meeting, kissed my fiancé Adam goodbye, and jumped into a black Town Car. Then everything changed.

Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam Undimmed by Human Tears

Michael Zucker | Posted 09.08.2016 | New York
Michael Zucker

-- Thoughts of a (Californian) New Yorker Upon Returning to his City After 9/11 -- "Why do you want to see it?" they asked. I was reminded of Bobby ...

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 10.07.2016 | 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 10.02.2016 | 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 09.28.2016 | 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 09.11.2016 | 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 09.11.2016 | 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 09.11.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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 09.08.2016 | 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 09.04.2016 | 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.