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The 20th Anniversary of 9/11

For New York celebrity priest, 9/11 closure will come with tolerance for ‘every path to God’

By Renée Roden — September 11, 2021
(RNS) — 'You cannot be a truly godly person unless you have respect for every path to God,' said Monsignor Jim Lisante, who lost 30 parishioners on 9/11.
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9/11 and Muslims’ mental health

By Dalia Mogahed — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — A new study suggests that US Muslims are twice as likely as other faith groups to have attempted suicide.

‘The story is still unfolding’: 10 Americans on how 9/11 changed their faith lives

By Yonat Shimron, Kathryn Post — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — The Sept. 11 attacks changed many Americans’ faith communities and spiritual lives as much as it did how we see our world and one another.

America and US Muslims have come a long way since 9/11. We have a long way to go.

By Omid Safi — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — Whereas many immigrant U.S. Muslims once sought to assimilate into the larger mosaic of American life, with 9/11, the focus has now shifted into forming a ‘more perfect union’ based on justice for all.

Greek Orthodox Church at ground zero still unfinished, 20 years later

By Karen Matthews, Peter Smith — September 9, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — Slated for completion next year, the church is surrounded by a small public park and features a Byzantine-style dome and marble cladding that can be lit from within.

Racial and religious profiling remains a legacy of 9/11 — one we must end

By Maya Berry, Satjeet Kaur — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Americans from Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian and other communities were suddenly subject to a torrent of suspicion and hate after 9/11, and that suspicion has been institutionalized by discriminatory government profiling and policies.

Anti-Sikh bigotry didn’t start with 9/11. That fact got me through it.

By Simran Jeet Singh — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — When people ask me how I’m able to endure the specter of bigotry as a visible Sikh in modern America, the answer now feels simple and honest: perspective.

What two 9/11 anniversaries can teach us about the role of religion

By Eboo Patel — September 7, 2021
(RNS) — More than 100 years ago, Swami Vivekananda had a vision of faith as a bridge of cooperation.

Young Sikhs still struggle with post-Sept. 11 discrimination

By Anita Snow, Noreen Nasir — September 7, 2021
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Such attacks can be particularly hard on young Sikhs, who face bullying by classmates who try to yank off their turbans or mock them as ‘Osama’s nephew’ or ‘Saddam Hussein.’

Two decades after 9/11, Muslim Americans still fighting bias

By Luis Andres Henao, Mariam Fam, Deepti Hajela — September 7, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — As young American Muslims grew up under the shadow of 9/11, they faced hostility and surveillance, mistrust and suspicion, questions about their Muslim faith and doubts over their Americanness.

Admirers still urging sainthood for chaplain killed on 9/11

By David Crary — September 6, 2021
(AP) — Mychal Judge, a Catholic chaplain with New York’s fire department, left a uniquely complex legacy that continues to evolve 20 years after his death.
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