Abrahamic Faiths in Ohio Hold Interfaith Community Gathering for Peace

September 11, 2003

Source: Akron Beacon Journal


On September 11, 2003 the Akron Beacon Journal reported that 'On the eve of today's second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ibrahim [an area Muslim] joined with more than 300 Muslims, Christians and Jews to share a meal, remember the tragedy, and pray for a peaceful future.

He was one of several speakers Wednesday evening at a community gathering for peace, sponsored by Christians and Muslims Establishing Peace, a peacemaking effort by local clergy and laity formed to help overcome hatred and war and foster understanding within local religious communities.

The event...focused on the theme, 'Making peace and seeking justice in a post-Sept. 11 world.'"