Atlanta Area Religious Leaders Plan to Come Together for Service

August 4, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On August 4, 2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America will be commemorated with tolling bells, common prayers and moments of silence... Sept. 11 is expected to be a time for public grieving and spiritual connection... Muslim clerics in Atlanta will join leaders from Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu and Baha'i congregations at the Ebenezer service, sponsored by the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, which was established as a response to the shock of Sept. 11...

'After Sept. 11, we realized that reaching out to others could not be put off until there is time,' said Rabbi Josh Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim in Decatur. 'We are hoping that the faith communities will take a more active role as custodians of the city's well-being.'"