Source: The Democrat and Chronicle
On November 5, 2001, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, "Many faiths seek unity amid conflict: Special rite in Rochester draws 120 worshippers." The event "began with the blowing of a Jewish shofar, followed by Buddhist bells and a Muslim call to prayer. They were at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church yesterday -- Christians, Jews, Muslims and representatives of other faiths -- to remember the victims of Sept. 11 and pray for the spiritual guidance needed in the battle ahead. The ceremony's theme was 'solidarity.'"