I felt out of sorts yesterday, as I’m sure many of us did all over the world.
I don’t want to overemphasize events in the U.S. as opposed to elsewhere, but I do feel that the events of 9-11 sent reverberations far beyond our borders.
The aftermath of that day have included two wars, numerous tensions in other countries and the deaths of thousands.
It’s one of the ultimate tragedies of our time.
In case you aren’t aware of these small pockets of hope and sanity, I wanted to share them with you:
Here is a report on an interfaith conference in D.C. that calls for support for the Park51/Cordoba House project in New York City. (And by the way, do you know that there are worship spaces planned for both Jews and Christians in that same building?)
Nicholas Kristof profiled these two amazing women who are trying to turn their personal losses of 9-11 into a program to help Afghan widows.
So what I did with my feelings of distress and disaffection was to send money out into cyberspace to young women all over the planet who are trying to make a difference.
What did you do to observe 9-11 yesterday?