September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

September 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On September 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The Candles -- gentle metaphors for grief, remembrance, and solidarity -- will burn during 43 vigils in 22 states and four countries. There will be eight in New York, home to more than 2,000 of the dead, and three in Massachusetts, home to more than 200. For those gentler souls seeking something deeper than policy and politics, those who dare confront the most fundamental tenets of faith -- love and tolerance, not merely relief from sadness -- these Circles of Hope offer an occasion for Christians, Jews, and Muslims working together to remember the victims of horror. They also celebrate the rich heritage that they share and which some families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11 believe fervently can be the basis for lasting solutions to violence. One of the largest will be on Boston Common Wednesday evening at 6, with music and short messages from representative of all three faiths."