September 11th Ten Years Later Event
View a composite of photos taken at the September 10th event in Milwaukee.
September 11th Educational Resources
- One Nation, Many Beliefs, a guide for exploring religious differences and the role of religion in public life.
- The “Crisis Guide” is a resource for clergy, teachers, parents and any volunteers that will address issues around the anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with children in your faith community. This guide was done by NYU faculty in the wake of September 11, 2001. Especially useful portions of this guide may be material in Chapter 8 / “On Teaching Kids about War without Teaching Hate or Bias” and Chapter 12/ “On Memorials and Anniversaries”.
- “That Most Golden of Rules,” an interfaith listing.
September 11th Worship Resources
- Worship resources (PDF) offered by the Wisconsin Council of Churches Peace and Justice Commission. Includes litanies, hymns, and suggested Bible readings. They may be used as part of worship on Sunday morning, September 11, 2011, or as part of a separate worship event.
- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has put together a range of materials that will prove useful to ministers and laity from many denominations. In addition to prayers that congregations may use, the ELCA has compiled twenty “sermon starters,” brief paragraphs that serve as starting points for developing sermons appropriate to the day. ELCA congregations will benefit from Bishop Mark Hanson’s Letter of Invitation and links to other materials.
- The General Board of Discipleship, an agency of the United Methodist Church, has compiled a collection of materials for ministers and music leaders. Most interesting is a family devotional guide specific to September 11 commemoration.
- Ron Mall of Christian Theological Seminary has compiled an annotated list of books that address preaching and ministering to others specifically in the time of crisis. Among the titles are Crisis Preaching: Personal and Public, and In Times of Crisis and Sorrow: A Minister’s Resource Guide.
- A blog produced by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion raises some interesting questions about how synagogues should remember the day. Another Jewish blogger has begun developing a series of prayers specifically for the tenth anniversary that, again, are adaptable to a wide range of traditions.
- TextWeek, a website for sermon and worship preparation, has two sets of resources for the 9/11 anniversary.
- Link to a Mennonite Peace Prayer that can be prayed responsively with the hymn text “Be Still and Know That I Am God” by Joel Beachy.
- Link to 9-11 resources from the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
- Commemoration prayers developed for the Kentucky Council of Churches.
- National Council of Churches website with 9/11 resource materials.