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Eco-Justice Notes
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Anniversary Reflections
distributed 9/11/06 - ©2006

On this fifth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, news reports and "docu-dramas" take us back to relive those horrible events, and innumerable commentaries reflect on questions of national security.

This morning, I jumped back in time by re-reading some of the Eco-Justice Notes written about the events of 9-11. In those commentaries, I found perspectives that, I'm afraid, still need to be heard, and I found statements about what it means to be the church in today's world that are still very pertinent.

If you are looking for a different slant in analysis and reflection that what is coming from your TV and newspaper, I invite you to read these Notes from several years ago, as they are archived on our website.

On this fifth anniversary, may our reflections call us toward the interconnectedness that we share with all people, and with all of God's creation. May we see ourselves first and foremost as children of God, and only secondarily as citizens of any one nation. May we be honest in admitting that terrorism is not the greatest threat to the health and integrity of the earth, and commit ourselves to healing the ecological destruction which threatens us all. And may our churches be instruments of God's healing grace by calling us to new visions and transformed lives.

Shalom!

Peter Sawtell
Executive Director
Eco-Justice Ministries

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