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Stories of Extraordinary Ministry: People of Faith Respond to September 11, 2001

  • Seeking Peace, Defining Justice, Reaching for Love (October 11, 2001)
    "One month after the terrorist attacks on the U.S., we find our nation in a kind of war never known before. Unitarian Universalist congregations are filled with people who seek to understand the ethics of war and the need for a just response to tragedy in an environment needing the balm of peace and understanding...."
  • Ministry on Sacred Ground (October 4, 2001)
    "The Rev. Jan Carlsson-Bull is Assistant Minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City. But at night, she has been called to Every Person's work, as she ministers to those who labor at Ground Zero, the ruins of the World Trade Center. Her flock are the firefighters, emergency workers, steelworkers, police, municipal emergency workers who toil around the clock in the rubble...."
  • Out of Hell, Stories of Hope and Courage (September 28, 2001)
    "Every ferry, every tugboat, every vessel that could move—alongside the banks of Manhattan—picked up people to bring them to safety ...but [they would] not surrender their City." —the Rev. Christopher McMahon

    "I feel like my heart is full of a million people...all their stories ...It is a wonderfully horrible feeling." —the Rev. Susan Suchoki Brown
  • Four Views From New York: by Rev. F. Forrester Church, Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, Rev. Galen Guengerich, and Rev. Frederick Wooden
    "On the night of September 12, the Rev. F. Forrester Church ministered to eight hundred people just hours after explosions had rocked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killed thousands. Four hundred candles were lit that night for those missing or dead as people crowded the church to hear the homily...."

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Last updated on Thursday, August 2, 2012.

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