September 7, 2011
Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Marked with Prayers and Action
Independent Catholic News
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The tenth anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers in New York takes place this Sunday, 11 September 2011. The day has been designated by churches of all denominations as ‘Awareness Sunday’ – an opportunity for remembrance, reconciliation and better relationships with those of other faiths as we recall the Christian values of love, forgiveness and respect. As believers, we are called to love our neighbours as ourselves, whatever our neighbours’ religious faith or worldview.
Many churches will be planning church a special service for peace and reconciliation on this day or include prayers/reflection in the Sunday liturgy.
Ideas for resources can be found at:
– Awareness Sunday http://www.awarenesssunday.com/
– and Peaceful Tomorrows – http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/ A website with testimonies and stories that could be used in times of prayer and reflection set up by bereaved families in 2001.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade is also holding a Day of Prayer for peace. This year’s Christian Network Day of Prayer will take place on the eve of the Defence & Security Exhibiton (DSEi), one of the world’s largest arms fairs, and on a poignant date ten years from the attacks on the twin towers: Many will already be reflecting on the legacy of that day: two illegal wars, increased inter-community tension, and an increasingly militarised approach to security.
Download a resource pack here http://www.paxchristi.org.uk/events.HTML.
On 12 September there will be a silent candle-lit vigil on the eve of the DESi Arms Fair at ExCeL London. Meeting at 6.30 Tidal Basin Road, outside Royal Victoria DLR. from 7-8pm. (please confirm this with the Pax Christi office) The event has been organised by East London Against Arms Fairs and Pax Christi
On 12 September, in Liverpool there will be a Candlelit vigil, in solidarity with vigil in London at St Lukes Church, Bold St, Liverpool City Centre from 7.30 – 8.30 pm, organised by Justice & Peace and Pax Christi
On 13 September. Pax Christi will join the Campaign Against Arms Trade protest in the Old Palace Yard, opposite Parliament from 11am.
Arrange to lobby your MP with your concerns about the Arms Trade – for more
information on the CAAT lobby see: http://www.caat.org.uk/campaigns/this-is-not-ok/take-action-dsei.php
We will be listing more 9/11 memorial events tomorrow.