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September 11

A Spiritual Pilgrimage To Ground Zero

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
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.

The 10th Anniversary of 9/11: A Unique Opportunity for Presidential Leadership

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 provides us with a "teachable moment" to determine just what kind of nation we want to be: one dedicated to peace and non-violence, or one trapped in the pursuit of violence as a hallmark of our foreign policy?

Mothers of 9/11

Carla Candia | Posted 11.06.2011 | Latino Voices

They should have been anticipating baby showers and picking names for the children they were expecting. Instead, these four mothers, like the rest of ...

WATCH: Local Muslims Discuss Unshaken Faith

Skokie, IL Patch | Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Ten years after 9/11, Mohammed Saiduzzaman is still getting used to the looks some non-Muslims give him -- the raised eyebrows, the suspicious stares....

My Child: Mothers of War Debuts This Weekend

Angeliki Giannakopoulos | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts
Angeliki Giannakopoulos

Next week marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11. In honor of this, I am debuting my new play with an award-winning cast including Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frances Fisher, Melina Kanakaredes, Elizabeth Pena, Lainie Kazan, Mimi Rogers, Jean Smart and Lynn Whitfield.

PHOTOS: How Magazines Covered 9/11

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media

In the days after September 11, magazine editors had a tough question on their hands: how would they address the devastating attacks in the pages of t...

Ten Years After 9/11: Has Religion Driven Us Apart Or Drawn Us Together?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

9/11 made it clear that religion, which had been ignored and overlooked for decades, was still a force, and perhaps the force in people's personal and communal lives.

The McKinley Assassination and Terrorism Today

Scott Miller | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Scott Miller

President McKinley's shooting over a century ago is a reminder that terrorism is neither the product of a particular religion nor place in the world. Terrorism rather should be seen in a historical context.

9/11 Stories: How People Responded To Tragedy

Posted 11.10.2011 | New York

The fire and rubble caused by those four maliciously guided jetliners devastated lower Manhattan, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa. But the shockwa...

A Family, A Nation

Steven Weber | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

In the decade since 9/11, the country has in many ways reacted the way a family would if their home had been attacked and destroyed and members of their family killed, the family's nerves and fortunes stretched to never-before-considered breaking points.

California High School Scarred By War Since 9/11

Al Jazeera Blogs | Gabriel Elizondo | Posted 11.05.2011 | Education

Ricci Ulrich has an official title, which is principal of Buchanan High School in Clovis, California. But her job has unexpectedly morphed into bec...

WATCH: Newly Surfaced Footage Shows Aftermath Of United 93

Posted 11.04.2011 | Home

On Sunday night, CNN anchor Susan Hendricks introduced new footage from the immediate aftermath of United Flight 93, which crashed into a field in rur...

Will You Raise Your Flag With Us?

Ericka Andersen | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact
Ericka Andersen

Sales of flags are skyrocketing to numbers not seen since the days and months just after 9/11. When there are no words, the flag says it all.

America’s Decade Of Disaster

National Journal | Michael Hirsh | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

On Sept. 10, 2001, the United States of America stood at the pinnacle of its power and prestige. Even Rome, in its heyday, did not have the economic a...

Jaweed Kaleem

UPDATE: Liberal Christians Join Voices Protesting 9/11 Memorial 'Clergy Ban' | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

UPDATE 9/7/11:Prominent liberal Christians are joining the chorus of protest over the lack of clergy participating in the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony o...

September 11 Anniversary: A Chance for Main Street to Reflect and Take Economic Action

Don McNay | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Until Washington gets the courage to trust the American people to handle hard and sobering decisions -- and develops a plan of action that does not favor one interest group over another -- real economic solutions are not going to come from Washington.

TSA Donates Equipment To Smithsonian For 9/11 Remembrance

Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

The TSA has donated airport safety screening devices, including a metal detector and a training dummy to the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum o...

Was This The Worst U.S. Decade Ever?

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

What has been the worst 10-year stretch in American life?...

September 11, 2001: The Beginning

Terry Strada | Posted 10.30.2011 | New York
Terry Strada

The second I heard his voice, I knew something was wrong. I had never heard this tone before. "Terry," he said, "the building has been hit by a plane, there is a lot of smoke. We have cell phones and we're going in to the stairwell."

Our Painful Anniversary

Diane Dimond | Posted 10.30.2011 | Media
Diane Dimond

Now that the earthquakes and hurricanes have past we'll be inundated with news about the upcoming 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history. Exploitation of an American tragedy, some might say.

After 9/11, Some Run Toward Faith, Some Run The Other Way

Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service Sean Tallon was nearing the end of his probationary training as a New York City firefighter when the two hi...

Poll: N.Y. May Be More Spiritual, But Not Because Of 9/11

Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) New York-area residents are more spiritually active since 9/11, a new survey shows, but the uptick ...

GW Bush Admits 'Fog of War' Experience of 9/11

Turnstyle | Posted 10.26.2011 | Media

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Interfaith Storytelling For A More Perfect Union

Ralph Singh | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Ralph Singh

Stories have always held the power to change the world. Through our stories we can create a narrative that values everyone's voice and emphasizes shared values.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Hammer GOP Candidate Who Didn't Think Volunteers Deserved 9/11 Aid | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are slamming the GOP candidate trying to replace ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, criticizing the Queens-bred businessman as a...