It Happened to Us All…

As we approach the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the following videos make an important statement. Since first publishing this post, I have been informed by one of my loyal readers that the organization that produced these videos, CAIR, is quite controversial, having been accused of having ties with Hamas and of its leaders making supremacist statements about Islam. I’m not familiar enough with CAIR or its activities to comment beyond that. I do think the videos themselves have a message that is worth passing on.

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Our Words, Our Breath, Our Bodies, Our Spirit
Five Approaches to InterSpirituality
Five Things Christian Contemplatives can learn from Buddhists
Concerning Contemplative Prayer and Spiritual Xenophobia
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Mindie Burgoyne

    Great post, Carl. we do need to remember to let go of our anger after tragedy. We can’t heal otherwise. The controversy about a “mosque at ground zero” just boggles my mind.

  • Phil Soucheray


    Thanks for this additional step along the road to reconciliation and unity. May God open minds, eyes, ears, hearts and guts to the reality of our oneness — despite the heresies of extremists.

  • brazenbird

    Thank you for posting these videos. I couldn’t agree more with the message or with the two previous posters.

  • Kelly Bruce

    Thank you for your beautiful website. Does it really matter who sponsored these videos? Especially when they are about creating unity between different faiths. Then we may end up with peace. Imagine that!