Special Series: Marking the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 - 2011
by Rev. Wayne Lavender
In the first article in a series marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Reverend Wayne Lavender, a United Methodist pastor from Virginia, considers a new way to put an end to the vicious cycle of violence, countering terrorism by building hope for so many of the world’s children who are living in desperate situations due to extreme poverty. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 9 August 2011)
by Asma Afsaruddin
In this second article in a series marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Islamic Studies Professor Asma Afsaruddin explains why the decade following 9/11 has not only been challenging and frustrating, but also inspirational. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 16 August 2011)
by Michael S. Bos
In this third article in a series marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Michael S. Bos, Senior Minister of West End Collegiate Church in New York City, explains how Americans must educate youth on Islam in order to build a much needed bridge across faith lines, while simultaneously putting an end to half-truths and misconceptions. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 23 August 2011)
by Testriono
In this fourth article in a series marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Testriono, a researcher at the Center for the Study of Islam and Society in Jakarta, considers the effectiveness of various programmes in Indonesia that are helping young Indonesians combat extremism while simultaneously focusing their energies on constructive goals and activities. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 30 August 2011)
by Prince El Hassan bin Talal
In this fifth article in a series on 9/11, Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan asks how Americans and Middle Easterners can move past a decade scarred by 9/11 and the subsequent “war on terror” to embrace the new spirit of cooperation embodied by the Arab Spring. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 6 September 2011)
by Yasser Khalil
In this sixth article in a series marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Egyptian journalist Yasser Khalil reflects on how, 10 years later, Muslims and non-Muslims are still reaching out to one another in friendship and respect. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 6 September 2011)
by Alexander Kronemer
In the aftermath of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, documentary filmmaker Alexander Kronemer explains how a recent conversation with a Bosnian Muslim helped him find his personal lesson from the terrible acts of that day. (Source: Common Ground News Service, 13 September 2011)
by Tahir Wadood Malik
In this final article in a series marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Tahir Wadood Malik, Co-Founder of the Global Survivors Network, calls for a new paradigm following the tenth anniversary of 9/11. (Source: Common Ground News Service, 13 September 2011)
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