Rev. Fred Small’s sermon from Sunday, April 21, in which he explores the connections between Earth Day, the bombings, and why we must let our hearts be broken open. Rev. Small is the senior minister at First Parish Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist.
In the face of the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, The Jewish Theological Seminary offers a few resources for learning and comfort. We pray for those we lost and for a full recovery for all those injured, in pain, and suffering from this tragedy.
Shoulder to Shoulder in Interfaith Witness is a voluntary association of people of diverse faiths who stand together whenever religion is exploited and misused for violent purposes. This litany was used to grieve the use of religion for violence in the wake of the bombing in Boston. Shoulder to Shoulder in Interfaith Witness In small towns across the world, there are volunteer fire departments that respond to put out the fires and save their communities. …
This site is intended to be a repository of documents and resources for reflection, worship, and education to assist churches in marking the 9/11 anniversary this year. Many of the resources are UCC, but some are posted from ecumenical and interfaith partners. As you use these resources to create safe and worshipful space to mark 9/11, we hope these resources prove helpful for meeting people wherever they are along the journey between memory and hope.
We call upon our fellow citizens to treat each other with compassion and honesty, and to foster an ethical commitment to bedrock American values such as pluralism and religious freedom, mutuality and respect—values also at the core of our religious traditions.