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.
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.
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
Can we leverage this moment as a "call to arms" to develop a thoughtful strategy for preventing future attacks?
After a spiritually and otherwise dismal decade, is it time to move forward after the fear and anger of 9/11?
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.
Miroslav Volf discusses Islam's approach to God and why Christians and Muslims inhabit the same moral universe.
Lee C. Camp
Christian and Islamic views of warfare are closer than we have been led to believe.
R. Kirby Godsey
The author of Is God a Christian? offers five practical steps for beginning productive dialogue with other religions.
How religious understanding has been strengthened since 9/11—and how your community can grow during this year's anniversary.
MUSLIMS AND 9/11
Dilshad D. Ali
"Today's Muslim Americans...are striving toward building a better and more just society for all Americans."
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.
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."
Dilshad D. Ali
What's an American Muslim to say to Herman Cain?
CHRISTIANS AND 9/11
This Sunday, we must not merely lead people in remembering 9/11. We must lead them in remembering Christ.
Diana Butler Bass
On finding a communal space of quiet for real remembering.
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.
On 9/11, we learned to face threats from the outside. Now we must confront the threats from within.
A visit to Ironwood State Prison gives a teacher a lesson in the wideness of the human story.
They left their mark on a generation of films, but the towers of Ground Zero are eloquent in their absence, too.
A collect and prayers of the people for a day of remembrance.
Sister Mary Ann Walsh
In the depths of tragedy and fear, Catholic priests rose to the heights of their callings.
As the dreadful anniversary approaches, recalling the 9/11 heroism of a Guide Dog, named Roselle.
The Anchoress on Mayor Bloomberg's non-religious remembrance.
Thomas S. Kidd
Evangelicals are suspicious that Islam encourages violence. But if that is so, why are there so few Muslim terrorists?
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.
It's hard to say that we've made progress in the years since our country was attacked.
JEWS AND 9/11
Rabbi Avraham Weiss
Why the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 is a day to give thanks.
Rabbi Yitzchok Alderstein
Did the terrorists who attacked us believe in the same G-d that I believe in?
PAGANS 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?
If the Gods knew 9/11 was going to happen and did not stop it, what does that mean for Pagan spirituality?
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
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.
Should religion be a tool in the United States' diplomatic efforts with Islamic countries? A Q&A with diplomacy expert Douglas Johnston.
For 10 years, we've bought into false memories of 9/11. This year, we should remember rightly—and humbly—what happened that day.
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.