Healing vigil on 10th anniversary of 9/11

Cornell College will host a vigil for national and global healing on campus at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The vigil will be held at the Peace Pole, just outside Allee Chapel, on Cornell’s campus.

The event will challenge participants to renew their commitment to defiant love, humanity, hope, peacemaking, and inter-religious understanding and graciousness in the face of fear, ignorance, and hate. It will include inter-spiritual prayers of healing peace for those who died on 9/11, and amid subsequent the bombings and wars.

Participants include Cornell President Jonathan Brand, Rabbi Todd Thalblum and Cantor Kathy Goldstein of Temple Judah, UI Muslim student Reema Ajram, Cornell student leaders, Cornell Chaplain Catherine Quehl-Engel and others. In case of bad weather, attendees should gather inside. The event is sponsored by the Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office, Soul Friends, and Interfaith Understanding and Exploration leadership teams.