In anticipation of the ten year anniversary of 9/11, Pax Christi USA has produced a new resource in our Peaceweavings series for individuals, local groups and others to use in order to reflect and open discussion. Colleen Kelly, a member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and this year’s 2011 Teacher of Peace, wrote an article reflecting on her experience of losing her brother Bill on 9/11 and the questions that have challenged her since that day. Her reflection is the centerpiece of this edition of Peaceweavings. Also included are short suggestions for prayer, study and action. Peaceweavings brochure are excellent resources for outreach in your parish or school, for inclusion in your correspondence, as study pieces for local group meetings and more. We hope you’ll find this latest edition helpful in the weeks ahead.
For more resources on observing the anniversary of 9/11, click here to visit our resource page. You’ll find there two other good resources in our Peaceweavings series which are apropos for the 9/11 anniversary: Acting Executive Director Ronaldo Cruz wrote last year about “Embracing Our Principles Instead of Our Fears,” as a response to the controversy regarding the mosque at Ground Zero; and Ambassador of Peace Tom Cordaro wrote two years ago on “Living Unafraid: A Spiritual Path to Freedom,” countering the narrative of fear that has been invoked time and again since 9/11 by our political leaders.