Two people I’ve highlighted on Recycle Your Faith are planning events for the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Lee Strobel is a part of a simulcast called Unpacking Islam and Bart Campolo is planning 9/11 Walks. I’m curious if you’re intrigued by either of these events and why or why not? Here’s a brief description of each:
Unpacking Islam: Since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the subsequent U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, Islam has been thrust into the American spotlight. But even ten years later there’s widespread confusion and controversy over the teachings and ideals of Islam. Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg will cut through the hysteria and offer a balanced and accurate assessment of Islam through their interviews with Muslim experts and the riveting testimonies of former Muslims who have become followers of Jesus.
9/11 Walks: Honor the countless victims of 9/11 and its aftermath with a simple act of hope and courage: Walk and talk kindly with neighbors and strangers, in celebration of our common humanity and in defiance of fear, misunderstanding and hatred. Wouldn’t it be great if 9/11 became a day to reach over boundaries to connect with ‘the other’, the way Martin Luther King Day has become a day for community service?
Are you intrigued by either of these events? Why or why not?