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9-11

We Grieve Still...:  A Personal Meditation

Center of Concern | Thu, Sep 19, 2002

We Grieve Still...: A Personal Meditation

On the morning of September 11, 2001, thousands died in terror and tens of thousands of families were ripped apart. The comfortable and comforting illusion of invulnerability securing the busy daily lives of most U.S. residents was suddenly and dramatically exploded. . . .  The symbolic meaning of the date–9-11–was not lost on us: we were in a state of emergency. We needed help.
September 11, 2001:The Best Face of America

Center of Concern | Thu, Jan 31, 2002

September 11, 2001:The Best Face of America

The Center of Concern issued a special statement immediately after 9-11 through its newsletter, Center Focus.  After expressing grief, condolence, and prayer, it entreated the nation: "as the days pass and the healing begins, we urge the nation’s leaders from all walks of life to help us to grow in our understanding of the underlying factors that have brought this terror and tragedy into our lives, so that we can work more insightfully, more tirelessly, and more effectively for a world in which the peace of justice will be available to every person and terror will be no more.