In Cincinnati, Diverse Responses and Dialogue Mark 9/11

September 9, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

On September 9, 2006 the The Enquirer reported, "Five years ago on Sept. 11, 100 people were at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church at noon after just a few phone calls. That night, more than 350 gathered for prayer after seeing a sign in the church yard. The church, 8000 Miami Ave., has been opening its doors every year on the anniversary to standing-room-only crowds of 700. This year, the church will do that again at 7 p.m. to remember and to honor local emergency personnel. Sept. 11 'reminds us of our need to turn back to God because we realize we're not truly in control of the events of history,' said Rev. Thomas Sweets. '... In that sense it works some good in our hearts.' Other religious groups will host similar programs this weekend. The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Eighth and Plum streets downtown, will have a memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. Monday. In Clifton, people will gather for a peace walk from St. Monica-St. George Catholic Church, 329 W. McMillan St., at 3:30 p.m. and walk to the Clifton Peace Mosque, 3668 Clifton Ave... Faith continues to sustain some, and they will gather for an interfaith prayer service at noon Monday at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The center will be open with free admission from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., including a special exhibit, September 11, 2001: Global Response and Personal Remembrance. In addition, the Freedom Center will also host a panel discussion at 2 p.m. today on the topic, 'Are You Afraid of Me? Americans Coping with Fear, Discrimination and Loss of Freedoms Post 9/11.'"