September 7, 2011

"I realized we had to do something. We've got to step into the vacuum, step into the breach, either lean in or run away. We are chaplains. We know how to do chaplain's work."

George Packard, then Episcopal Church bishop suffragan of chaplaincies, had gone alone to the still-smoking...

September 7, 2011

I've told the story many times: how, like most New Yorkers, I felt shocked, powerless, and uncomprehending in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, which shook my very faith in human nature. A chance visit to my sister's home in Brooklyn led to a meeting with a New York fire captain who...

September 7, 2011

It's been 10 years since 9/11, and of the countless lessons we've learned since then, here are 10 of the most important:

First, an open society invites attack. Not only do we present an abundance of targets that we cannot possibly defend, but America's openness is offensive to the...

September 7, 2011

By: Bishop James "Jay" Magness

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section.

As the senior military chaplain for U.S. Joint Forces Command, I was in Arlington, Virginia, with my colleagues for an annual meeting of the senior Armed Forces chaplains assigned to the command...

September 6, 2011

"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil." (Matthew 4:1)

When terrorists crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon 10 years ago, many saw it as an act of evil, like the massacre in Rwanda and the Holocaust of Nazi Germany...

September 6, 2011

A priest and imam will together read aloud scripture from the Bible and Qur'an on Sept. 11 to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania...

August 30, 2011

Last weekend, we were all about Hurricane Irene. Before that, it was the earthquake. Now starts the run-up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Is there a theme here? Well, yes -- three themes.

Fear is one theme, or rather the determination of New Yorkers not to live in fear. Not that...

August 28, 2011

Washington National Cathedral, closed since it sustained damage following an Aug. 23 magnitude-5.8 earthquake, is set to reopen for a series of events planned for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The building suffered further damage over the weekend from...

August 18, 2011

By: The Public Affairs Office

Calling the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks “an opportunity for reflection,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori notes that the Church “continues to work for healing and reconciliation.”

“The greatest memorial to those who died ten years ago will be...

August 17, 2011

Episcopal Church and other religious leaders are planning interfaith events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when almost 3,000 people perished after hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a...