Posts Tagged ‘September 11’

All the wrong lessons from 9/11 Comments 0

Friday, September 16th, 2016

I was in New York City 15 years ago, when the United States suffered the worst terrorist attack of its history. I remember that horrible day as vividly as if it were yesterday. September 11 was a Tuesday bright with sunshine, which meant that you could easily see the plumes of smoke and ash as Read more

Violence in God’s name: Never Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Violence must never be carried out in God’s name Pope Benedict insisted as he marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. “The tragedy of that day is compounded by the perpetrators’ claim to be acting in God’s name,” he said. In a letter sent a letter to Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, Read more

A prayer at Ground Zero Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2011

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No clergy-led prayer at 9/11 anniversary causes controversy Comments 1

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Conservative Catholic and Christian groups are condemning New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to ban clergy-led prayer at the 10th anniversary commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Catholic League and the Family Research Council, say the event shows a prejudice against religion and ignores the central role religious groups played in the city’s 9/11 response. Read more

Ground Zero mosque moves forward slowly Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The Ground Zero Mosque is moving forward, but more under the media spotlight it has received. There will be no more imams as the public religious face of the project, and Sharif El-Gamal, the lead developer and Chairman of the 45-51 Park Place property says he has been trying to regroup and reach out to Read more