This man, Sujo John, miraculously escaped the 9/11 tragedy with his life. On a unforgettable day of tragedy, God spared the life of this man who called upon him.
Sujo ran back to one of the towers to go and save his wife who worked in one of the buildings, but before he could get there, the building had collapsed. He saw something that day that saved his life.
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." –Acts 2:21 more >>
As the United States marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, a nationwide poll has found that many Americans do not feel any safer today. The sentiment has been echoed by a number of politicians who continue ringing the warning bells on terror group ISIS and the rise of Islamic extremists who have the means to attack the U.S.
A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday found that 47 percent of Americans believe that the country is less safe now than before 9/11.
Only 26 percent felt that the U.S. is safer now than before the al-Qaeda-organized attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and hit the Pentagon in Washington, killing close to 3,000 people. Another 26 percent answered that about the same level of threat exists. more >>
NEW YORK — Along the hallowed plaza of the National September 11 Memorial Wednesday, preparation work for the service to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, continued in earnest as memories and emotions abounded among workers and tourists alike.
"When it first happened, I was too young to understand what was going on in the world. But as I got older, I started to understand that it was a terrorist attack," said Robert Peacock, 26, of Glendale, Queens, who was busy cleaning a portion of the bronze panel bearing the names of the dead around one of the memorial pools on the Memorial Plaza in downtown New York City on Wednesday.
For the last four days, Peacock and his colleagues from FCC Fabrication have been working to get the panels gleaming. As he cleaned name after name, he said the gravity of what happened here has hit him hard at times. more >>
Author's note: I wrote the following article on the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001, as a remembrance of what I experienced. Mine was nothing compared to those who died on that day, to their loved ones, or to those who survived. But what happened on that day was not merely personal, it was national. It was also theological. What happened on that day raised profound questions about God, suffering, and the purpose of evil in the world—issues I explore in my eBook: A 911 for 9/11: Finding Answers to the Evil of September 11, 2001.
On a beautiful New England morning I was driving from Boston to Rhode Island to visit a client. The morning air was crisp and fresh. The sun had just enough warmth to keep the chill at bay. The sky was a stunning hue of blue. It was one of those days that made you wish you worked outside.
That is how the morning of September 11, 2001, began. It ended in ugliness and rubble - and 3,000 of our fellow citizens dead. more >>
The organization September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows has launched a campaign against Islamophobia through a new bus ad promoting religious tolerance and interfaith unity in New York City. This comes just after a recent poll conducted by the Arab American Institute shows that Americans have an increasingly negative attitude toward Muslims in the United States.
"We wanted to make a clear statement that our 9/11 family members do not want to promote fear and hatred in our names," said Peaceful Tomorrows Project Director Terry Greene, whose brother died aboard United Flight 93, to HuffPost. "We believe that unity and interfaith tolerance are the path forward to a more peaceful tomorrow."
Much of America is preparing for the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with hundreds of prayer rallies and memorial services planned for this week.
Cities across the nation are planning prayer services for Thursday, Sept. 11 in remembrance of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on that same day in 2001. In Greenville, South Carolina, concerned Christians will join together at the Peace Center plaza for a prayer rally that will focus on American families, the world and the future, according to organizers. The rally will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. and is nondenominational and nonpartisan, reported GreenvilleOnline.
Moreover, a candlelight prayer service in observance of Sept. 11, 2001 will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart Church in Klamath Falls, Oregon on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Other cities planning memorial services include Galveston, Texas; Burlington, New Jersey; and Staten Island, New York, among countless others. Check your local newspaper listing for more services near you. Habitat for Humanity is also using the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as a day to build interfaith understanding as Jews, Muslims and Christians have committed to an Interfaith Journey that begins this Thursday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. more >>