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October 5, 2001

In an interview with beliefnet, the on-line religion web site, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of Cape Town was asked about reconciliation and forgiveness in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon. He said that 'forgiveness and reconciliation are...

October 3, 2001

The Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City has just received an offering from the Rev. Eliza Linley, a priest in the Diocese of California. She created a banner (see photo) which now hangs in the chapel as a powerful reminder of the profundity of the events of...

October 3, 2001

Theologian Jurgen Moltmann of Germany has proposed that a World Muslim-Christian Conference be held in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States-and he suggests that Pope John Paul II might be the right person to convene such a conference.

In an interview with an Italian...

October 3, 2001

The music welled up as I entered St. Paul's Chapel September 27. 'Shall We Gather by the River, Where bright angel feet have trod?' was being played on the piano, heavy on the pedals, so that the bass chords rolled out solid affirmation to the gospel hope.

That is how the chapel felt....

October 2, 2001

The men and women who worked at New York's World Trade Center and at the Pentagon--those personally affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11--commute from the surrounding communities. Some churches on commuter rail lines, although far from Ground Zero, have been dealing with the...

October 2, 2001

Dust, everywhere. Everywhere, everywhere, dust. Everything was covered in dust. It was unbelievable. We couldn't imagine how the whole southern part of Manhattan Island could become covered in dust.

It wasn't long before we began saying: What should we dust first? What should be the...

September 25, 2001

September 26th, 2001

We, your bishops, have come together in the shadow of the shattering events of September 11. We in the United States now join that company of nations in which ideology disguised as true religion wreaks havoc and sudden death. Through this suffering, we have come into...

September 21, 2001

It was a somber group of bishops that gathered Thursday night, September 20, in Burlington, Vermont, for their annual fall meeting. On the wall of the ballroom in the Radisson Hotel was a makeshift crucifix fashioned by Episcopalians from Rhode Island, made of scraps from the wreckage of the...

September 21, 2001

A prolific Episcopalian hymnwriter has written a new hymn to commemorate the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon September 11. The hymn debuted at the noon eucharist at the Episcopal Church Center on September 18.

The hymn, entitled When sudden terror...

September 21, 2001

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Konrad Raiser sent a pastoral letter to WCC member churches in the USA on September 20 to express continued ecumenical support and sympathy in the wake of the attacks on New York and Washington, DC, and to urge discernment and encourage...

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