Eastside faith communities come together to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11

 

Over ten Christian, Muslim, Jewish and non-denominational organizations are collaborating to conduct an Interfaith program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11.

This is the second 9/11 Interfaith program hosted by the Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church and IMAN Center. In 2010, over 300 people attended a reading of the Qur’an in English and Arabic in response to the planned burning of the Qur’an in Florida.

This year’s Interfaith program will be held at the larger venue of Kirkland Performance Center and includes many more diverse congregations to amplify the connectedness of all people and to build healing.

A collection will be taken for Habitat for Humanity.

Some of the organizations that will be participating are:

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church

IMAM Center of Kirkland

Temple B'Nai Torah

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Northshore United Church of Christ

Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church

Woodinville United Church of Christ

Together We Build

Clergy and religious leaders from other faith communities are also participating.

 

Kirkland Mayor, Joan McBride, Fire Chief, J. Kevin Nalder, and Police Chief, Eric Olsen will also participate.

Ashes to Hope: An Interfaith Observance of 9/11

Ten years ago the September 11 attacks changed our world. From the devastation, healing and hope emerge. From interfaith dialogue grows peace, hope and respect. People of all ages, cultures, and spiritual traditions – all are welcome as we observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Together we will remember, reflect, and open our hearts to the possibility of peace.

Sunday September 11, 2011 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm doors open at 12:30 Goodwill offering for Habitat for Humanity

Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland WA

All are welcome.