Interfaith Events Planned for the Anniversary of September 11, 2001

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Little Rock, AK

Interfaith Alliance of Arkansas and the Arkansas Interfaith Conference will hold a service this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Clinton Library with faith leaders, the governor and the mayor of Little Rock. For more information, contact Steve Copley at

Denver, CO

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is working on a series of events to mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th. The theme is "Shadow & Light: A Time of Remembrance and Hope." The discussion “Conversations that Matter” will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The event will include "People of Faith Speak Out: What Do I Love and What Troubles Me about My Tradition?" and "What are the Sources of our Greatest Fears of Each Other?" And on Monday there will be a convocation for religious leaders to discuss a social contract and the role of religion for the public good in the 21st century. For more information, contact Executive Director Jeremy Shaver at

Marion County, FL

Interfaith Alliance of Marion County invites members of all faith and non-faith traditions to come together this Sunday for a service of remembrance, hope and light at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200, in Ocala at 7 p.m. All are welcome to become “one in the spirit” of universal love and compassion as they share memories, music and words of wisdom from their various liturgies. In so doing, Dr. Hal McSwain, chairman of the event and pastor of the host congregation, believes that “We will deny terrorism any victory, honor those who have died, comfort those who still suffer, ennoble our common resolve and strengthen our community and our world.” For more information, contact Delphine Herbert at

Honolulu, HI

Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii will be participating in the event “One Reality, One Humanity, Converging Paths” this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle, in Honolulu. For more information, contact Rev. Sam Cox at


Boise, ID

Interfaith Alliance of Idaho is cosponsoring “Healing Our Future” at Ahavath Beth Israel in Boise this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Join with other people of faith and goodwill to share a meal and conversation that crosses faith boundaries, honor our mutual commitment to end prejudice and discrimination and promote healing to benefit our community and our nation. Other event sponsors include Interfaith Religious Leaders Network, Ada County, Islamic Center of Boise, Hillview United Methodist Church, Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel and Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. For more information, contact Barbara Nixon at

Des Moines, IA

Interfaith Alliance of Iowa is cosponsoring “A Greater Des Moines Interfaith Service” this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University (25th and University) in Des Moines. The theme of the service is “Common Ground” and will highlight a contribution from each faith community. Other event sponsors include the Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Des Moines Ecumenical Peace Committee and the American Friends Service Committee, as well as faith leaders from Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, Buddhist and other faith communities. For more information, contact Executive Director Connie Ryan Terrell at

Lexington, KY

Interfaith Alliance of Bluegrass, KY is planning “Ten Years After: A Call to Unity” and invites the community to join in reaffirming cooperation and understanding among all people. The event will honor all those who have suffered since September 11, 2001 – both in our nation and around the world – at a candlelight vigil in downtown Lexington this Sunday. For more information, contact Rev. Cynthia Cain at or call (859) 223-1448.

Rochester, NY

Interfaith Alliance of Rochester is joining other interfaith groups in Rochester to hold an interfaith community-wide observance this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on the lawn of the George Eastman House. The event will include music from many faiths and prayers from Bishop Matthew Clark, Bishop Prince Singh, Imam Muhammed Shafiq and Rabbi Debbi Till. Reflections from young clergy persons and interfaith leaders will also be featured. The program is entitled "Remembering 9/11 and Moving Forward: Joining Many Faiths, Many Perspectives." For more information, contact President Marilyn Wienk at or visit

Harrisburg, PA

Interfaith Alliance of Pennsylvania is hosting a dinner and panel discussion entitled “Building Our Future Together” that will focus on two issues: “Confronting Extremists Within Your Own Tradition” and “Building Our Future Together.” The kickoff speaker will be Imam Yahya Hendi, Islamic Chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, who has been outspoken in both America and in the Arab world about the need to confront extremists within our own traditions.

The dinner and panel discussion, which will be held on Thursday, September 22nd  at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, are part of a series of dialogues that began this past July. This event will be the launch of an ongoing multi-faith dialogue focusing on the theme of "Scriptures, Holidays and the Good Society" as a means of moving together toward a shared future. For more information, contact Rabbi Carl Choper at