9/11 Walks

I was recently alerted by a good friend to the 9/11 Walks happening all over the world this Sunday, September 11th, on the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I believe these interfaith walks are an important step to continue moving our culture forward in its healing and our constant, and intentional, pursuit of reconciliation. We must show love in tangible, measurable, expressions of unconditional behaviors.

I have already signed up for the walk in Chicago, and if any of you are interested in the Walks in your local community, go to the following links:

9/11 Walk hompage

Find a Walk in your Country or State

Organize a Walk in your Country or State

Hope you can join in!

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • http://www.jacobheiss.com Jacob S. Heiss

    Great idea. I had planned to check out an interfaith observance near my part of town, but this sounds promising. Seems like the UCC has played a pretty important role in organizing several of these, e.g. the Hyde Park-Kenwood group.

  • Mrs T

    Great idea! I also hope all churches will have some kind of observance since it is on a Sunday this year.
    No one will be completely happy with the ‘official’ plans for a service on that day, but that shouldn’t stop local groups from an observance of this event.

    “Lest We Forget”