I’m A Patriotic Pagan But I’m Tired of 9/11

I remember where I was. I was watching tv when the second plane came out of nowhere and Peter Jennings lost his cool on air. I was scared, I had nightmares, and I prayed for the victims and their families. But 11 years later, I think I know less about 9/11 than on that first [Read More…]

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Pagans on 9/11

I don’t have anything wise or thought-provoking to say today. Plenty of people are waxing eloquent today. I’m simply thinking about how much has changed in 10 years. Regardless of the influence of 9/11, none of us are the same people we were a decade ago. On top of the inevitable changes time brings us, [Read More…]

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The Best 9/11 Memorial Ever

For once, Bono didn’t annoy me. I watched and I cried. It was a ritual well done. I’d forgotten about this until reminded by the good Deacon Greg Kandra: On the banner were projected the names of all those who had died on 9/11, just four months before. And the music continued, and it went [Read More…]

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Remembering the Dead

The dead are not unfamiliar to Pagans. Many of us work with our ancestors or work with other departed in our communities. When 9/11 happened, many of us connected with the departed from that tragedy. Anne Newkirk Niven, who edits SageWoman and Witches & Pagans, sent me a link to a blog post detailing one [Read More…]

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Remembering 9/11

Another post from last year as we move closer to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Warning: some of the descriptions below are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.) It’s the aftermath of 9/11 I remember the most: people wandering like ghosts through silent streets for days after the towers fell; the echoing silence [Read More…]

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13 Things I Like About Islam Revisited

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 around the corner, I’m considering old and new articles to share. This is an old one, but if a little good-natured interfaith understanding is all I share for 9/11, I will be content. Originally published September 10, 2010. 13. Algebra So maybe I don’t like algebra but I definitely [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Peter Dybing shares a 9/11 Ritual for Tolerance

911 Ritual for Tolerance and Remembrance Many in our community have expressed shock and dismay at the trend towards religious intolerance that has developed as the anniversary of 911 approaches. As a response, the following short ritual is provided as a way that we can express our collective intent for a peaceful and tolerant world [Read More…]

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Remembering 9/11

(Warning: some of the descriptions below are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.) It’s the aftermath of 9/11 I remember the most: people wandering like ghosts through silent streets for days after the towers fell; the echoing silence everywhere, a silence so profound it was nearly palpable; the scorched and smoky smell that [Read More…]

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