New York Religious Centers Join Together at New Year's Eve

December 27, 2001

Source: Newsday

On December 27, 2001, Newsday reported that "at 6 p.m. New Year's Eve, church bells, gongs, organs and even shofars, or ram's horns, will sound from the five boroughs to Battery Park, from Rockville Centre to Riverside Drive, as thousands of houses of worship [in New York] commemorate the victims of terrorism and offer prayers for peace, say organizers from the Partnership of Faith, an 11-year-old consortium of churches, temples and mosques... Those in mosques and synagogues that don't have bells are being asked to offer symbols and prayers of their choice for the souls of those who've died and for the comfort of their loved ones... 'This is a war where, all of a sudden, religion is center stage,' said the Rev. Arthur Caliandro, senior minister of Marble Collegiate Church... in Manhattan... 'So the more we can do to promote understanding and cooperation among different faith groups, the better.'"