The Common Good

Evangelical Leaders Seek Unity for Lasting Change Amid 9/11 Anniversary

Date: September 10, 2011

In an event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center destruction and events of 9/11, global evangelical leaders came together Friday to call for unity between different groups and religions to bring about lasting change. The World Evangelical Alliance joined with Sojourners to promote discussion surrounding the Sept. 11 tragedy that occurred 10 years ago.

 

Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis said, “America must be a safe place for all our citizens in all their diversity. When we protect and respect those who share national origins, ethnicity, or religion with those who attacked us, we model for the world the best America has to offer.”

“A lot of people are used to seeing bad religion,” added Wallis. “But the answer to bad religion is not to have no religion or exclude religion entirely, as some have done, but to practice and preach better religion.”