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To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Patheos contributors are posting reflections on the day itself and the horror and hope of the aftermath.

We'll be collecting those reflections here along with additional resources on the post-9/11 era. Check back here for 9/11 book clubs and new articles from the web's most diverse array of religion voices.


9/11 GALLERIES

Tiles for America

Tiles for America

Lee B. Spitzer

Many of the best 9/11 commemorations are not only artistic, but also communal and public. Click through this gallery of tiles discovered by a photographer while touring lower Manhattan.

Discovering the Language of Lament

Discovering the Language of Lament

Makoto Fujimura

In the decade since 9/11, artist Makoto Fujimura has developed a series of visual lamentations. In this gallery, he highlights his works that describe the experience of suffering—and the persistence of hope.

INTERFAITH CONFLICT AND RESOLUTION

An Anniversary Call to Arms

An Anniversary Call to Arms

Douglas Johnston

Can we leverage this moment as a "call to arms" to develop a thoughtful strategy for preventing future attacks?

After Anger, Fear, and 9/11

After Anger, Fear, and 9/11

Greg Garrett

After a spiritually and otherwise dismal decade, is it time to move forward after the fear and anger of 9/11?

In the Aftermath of 9/11: Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

In the Aftermath of 9/11: Spiritually Transmitted Diseases

Brian D. McLaren

In catching our enemy's hostile spirit, we can become an even worse enemy to ourselves and do more damage than the enemy ever could.

Moving from Exclusion to Embrace: Miroslav Volf on Christianity and Islam

Moving from Exclusion to Embrace: Miroslav Volf on Christianity and Islam

Patton Dodd

Miroslav Volf discusses Islam's approach to God and why Christians and Muslims inhabit the same moral universe.

Is Christian Just War Just Like Jihad?

Is Christian Just War Just Like Jihad?

Lee C. Camp

Christian and Islamic views of warfare are closer than we have been led to believe.

Let's Talk About God: A Call to Interfaith Dialogue

Let's Talk About God: A Call to Interfaith Dialogue

R. Kirby Godsey

The author of Is God a Christian? offers five practical steps for beginning productive dialogue with other religions.

Interfaith Strides: Moving Forward Together Since 9/11

Interfaith Strides: Moving Forward Together Since 9/11

Susan Strouse

How religious understanding has been strengthened since 9/11—and how your community can grow during this year's anniversary.

MUSLIMS AND 9/11

A Muslim American Declaration

A Muslim American Declaration

Dilshad D. Ali

"Today's Muslim Americans...are striving toward building a better and more just society for all Americans."

Three Questions for American Muslims

Three Questions for American Muslims

Patheos asks prominent American Muslims simple, important questions about their experience of the decade since 9/11. Respondees include Abed Ayoub of Islamic Relief USA, Yasir Qadhi of the Al-Maghrib Institute, Imam Mohamed Magid of the ADAMs Center, Professor Omid Safi, and more.

Muslim Americans Deserve a New Narrative

Muslim Americans Deserve a New Narrative

John L. Esposito and Mona Mogahed

The time is ripe for Muslim Americans to have a new narrative based on facts and data that show their commitment to the U.S. rather than one driven by the "shrill voices of Muslim bashers."

Muslims and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Muslims and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Dilshad D. Ali

What's an American Muslim to say to Herman Cain?

CHRISTIANS AND 9/11

What Should a Pastor Do with 9/11?

What Should a Pastor Do with 9/11?

Glenn Packiam

This Sunday, we must not merely lead people in remembering 9/11. We must lead them in remembering Christ.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Diana Butler Bass

On finding a communal space of quiet for real remembering.

The Work of Mourning

The Work of Mourning

James E. Faulconer

So the work of mourning is to recognize the losses brought by death as real and to make them part of who we are, to make absence as well as presence part of our daily existence.

How 9/11 Defined My Generation

How 9/11 Defined My Generation

Daniel Darling

On 9/11, we learned to face threats from the outside. Now we must confront the threats from within.

Building Up from Ground Zero

Building Up from Ground Zero

Matt Emerson

A visit to Ironwood State Prison gives a teacher a lesson in the wideness of the human story.

The Testimony of Two Towers

The Testimony of Two Towers

Joseph Susanka

They left their mark on a generation of films, but the towers of Ground Zero are eloquent in their absence, too.

A Liturgy for the 9/11 Anniversary

A Liturgy for the 9/11 Anniversary

David Henson

A collect and prayers of the people for a day of remembrance.

The Church's Noblest at Ground Zero

The Church's Noblest at Ground Zero

Sister Mary Ann Walsh

In the depths of tragedy and fear, Catholic priests rose to the heights of their callings.

Triumph and Trust at Ground Zero

Triumph and Trust at Ground Zero

Marcia Morrissey

As the dreadful anniversary approaches, recalling the 9/11 heroism of a Guide Dog, named Roselle.

No Clergy at Ground Zero Memorial

No Clergy at Ground Zero Memorial

Elizabeth Scalia

The Anchoress on Mayor Bloomberg's non-religious remembrance.

Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?

Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?

Thomas S. Kidd

Evangelicals are suspicious that Islam encourages violence. But if that is so, why are there so few Muslim terrorists?

Sharing 9/11 Prayers, Litanies and Worship Resources

Sharing 9/11 Prayers, Litanies and Worship Resources

Bruce Reyes-Chow

While there may be some who will use this time to stir up ugliness and anxiety, this can also be a time when the church can speak a word of peace, grace and hope into society.

Remembering 9/11: Have We Made Progress?

Remembering 9/11: Have We Made Progress?

Timothy Dalrymple

It's hard to say that we've made progress in the years since our country was attacked.

JEWS AND 9/11

As the Towers Fell, Heroes Ascended

As the Towers Fell, Heroes Ascended

Rabbi Avraham Weiss

Why the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 is a day to give thanks.

9/11 Plus Ten: A Nagging Question That Won't Go Away

9/11 Plus Ten: A Nagging Question That Won't Go Away

Rabbi Yitzchok Alderstein

Did the terrorists who attacked us believe in the same G-d that I believe in?

PAGANS AND 9/11

The Divine Twins: Reconciliation and 9/11

The Divine Twins: Reconciliation and 9/11

T. Thorn Coyle

What can help us step outside stories of grave injury and loss that give rise to stories of vengeance?

When The Gods Fell Silent: A Pagan Recollection of 9/11

When The Gods Fell Silent: A Pagan Recollection of 9/11

Star Foster

If the Gods knew 9/11 was going to happen and did not stop it, what does that mean for Pagan spirituality?

The Devils You Know

The Devils You Know

Eric Scott

I was a Pagan teenager at a time when the world seemed to say we needed to pick a side in the Christian/Muslim dichotomy.

MORE 9/11 REFLECTIONS

Talking with Teens About 9/11

Talking with Teens About 9/11

Brian Kirk

Here are my suggestions for helping youth reflect faithfully on what happened to our country ten years ago, and on the kind of world they want to create in the days to come.

Faith-Based Foreign Policy

Faith-Based Foreign Policy

Should religion be a tool in the United States' diplomatic efforts with Islamic countries? A Q&A with diplomacy expert Douglas Johnston.

What Are We Remembering?

What Are We Remembering?

Charles Strohmer

For 10 years, we've bought into false memories of 9/11. This year, we should remember rightly—and humbly—what happened that day.

Information, Misinformation, and Missed Information: A Decade after 9/11

Information, Misinformation, and Missed Information: A Decade after 9/11

Greg Garrett

In some ways, America is like a big Freshman Comp class: it thinks it already knows what it wants to write about and is mostly looking to find sources that confirm that knowledge.

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