Community to commemorate 9/11

Shelly Le

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will hold a two-part event to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks this Sunday. The events will strive for religious understanding and reflection on 9/11 through an interfaith worship service and later a public forum.

“Living in a multi-religious world is one of the challenges that got a lot of attention following 9/11,” said Adam Kirtley, Stuart Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual life.   “We hope that this helps people move beyond mere tolerance of religious difference, and that interfaith work can be seen as an opportunity for growth and healing.”

The presenters are known as The Interfaith Amigos. Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman were brought together by the events of 9/11 and have worked to develop religious tolerance and healing across the United States, Israel-Palestine and Japan.

The Interfaith Worship will take place at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 73 S Palouse St, and the public forum will happen later at 3 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.