As my observance of the 9/11 anniversary, I'm blogging on related topics over at http://FORpeace.net for the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Here's my first entry of the day.
Today is the sixth anniversary of 9/11 and there are so many things I want to say. I'll start with a shout out to September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. This is a group that responded to tragedy with compassion instead of vengeance. Here is an excerpt of their statement on this anniversary:
We have witnessed the use of 9/11 to justify the slaughter of tens of thousands of people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands of our own soldiers have been killed. Two million refugees in Syria and Jordan languish in poverty and desperation. And we have witnessed as well the suppression of our constitutional rights at home. We have been unable to stop any of it.