Posts Tagged With: september 11th

women who inspire

Enough negativity! Here’s something to inspire you as the 9th anniversary of September 11th approaches:

Beyond the 11th: Founded by two American women whose husbands were killed on September 11th, our mission is to reach beyond differences of culture and geography to embrace the most essential of connections: humanity.

Afghan widows are highly vulnerable and trapped in an ever-deepening cycle of extreme poverty and helplessness. Beyond the 11th funds programs that help widows gain the skills necessary to generate their own income and become self-sufficient. We strongly believe that education and empowerment are the keys to creating lasting social change.

REACH BEYOND.

These women are making a difference! Learn more go here: http://www.beyondthe11th.org/

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disrespecting 9/11

With the anniversary of  September 11th fast approaching, many people are taking this time to reflect. Reflect on the events that unfolded that day. Do you remember where you were? Reflecting and remembering the innocent victims who lost their lives. Reflecting on how we felt, in our hearts and our guts, as we watched our country being attacked. Reflecting and praying for our country.

Others are using this time in a not so productive manner.

FLORIDA: Pastor Terry Jones is planning to hold a bonfire fueled with 200 or more Korans to commemorate September 11th. Of all the things this man could do, he chooses to evoke hatred. Jones is hiding behind his First Amendment right. Just because we have the “right” in this country to do something doesn’t automatically make it right. Jones’ act is inconsistent with what America stands for. It is a hatred-filled message to the world. And it is inconsistent with what the Bible teaches.

The most dangerous man in the world is the one who spreads hatred in the name of God.

Jones’ views are not the views of the majority in America. His views are of the extreme minority. (Yes, there are Christian extremist too). I pray the world can see that the act of the few is not the act of many. Pastor Jones, put down the Koran, pick up a Bible…and read it!

President Obama said it best: Muslims are not our enemy, Al-Qaeda is our enemy.

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