Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
On August 4, 2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks on America will be commemorated with
tolling bells, common prayers and moments of
silence... Sept. 11 is expected to be a time for public grieving and spiritual connection... Muslim clerics in Atlanta will join leaders from Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu and Baha'i congregations at
the Ebenezer service, sponsored by the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, which was established as a
response to the shock of Sept. 11...
'After Sept. 11, we realized that reaching out to others could not be put off until there is time,' said Rabbi Josh Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim in Decatur. 'We are hoping that the faith communities will take a more active role as custodians of the city's well-being.'"