09/07/2011 10:35 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2011

Baha'i Interfaith Work Increases After 9/11 (VIDEO)

Like many religious groups, the Bahá'í International Community saw the need for a renewed call for openness and friendship with Muslims in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Two months after the attacks, the group issued a statement in The New York Times to encourage peaceful relations with the Muslim community.

"It was a statement talking about the peril we're in right now, and trying to remind us how the Bahá'í writings say that America has a spiritual destiny to bring the world together," said Ellen Price, the U.S. Bahá'í National Center's assistant director in the office of communications in Wilmette.

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