Home / National / Religious groups unite to show support for 9/11 victims

Religious groups unite to show support for 9/11 victims

By

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Alachua County’s different faith leaders gathered at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to remember the victims of 9/11.

Judaism, Christianity, Islam and several other faiths were represented at the event. The leaders spoke about change and interfaith unity.

About 100 people of various faiths attended the event. Members of each house of worship took turns speaking to the crowd.

Virginia Mance, vice mayor of Micanopy, attended the event with her husband and their four-month-old grandson. She said she came to heal. “We, of course, are still carrying the country’s wounds of Sept. 11,” she said.

Mance said she and her family came to pray and to remember what happened to the victims.

“I think that faith is always important,” she said.

Katherine Hahn edited this story online.

Check Also

A group of UF students studying abroad in Cuba this summer. After returning from the Isle of Youth, their bus back to Havana was no where to be found, so the professors arranged a caravan of classic cars to drive the students back to the capital. "Couldn’t have planned that one better and we’ll be taking the cars next year instead of the bus," professor Donald Behringer said. Photo courtesy of Donald Behringer.

Improved Cuban Relations Could Spawn Changes For Economy and Research

Being only 90 miles away from Cuba, Floridians have felt closer than ever to their neighbor since relations between the island and the United States have improved. Researchers feel that if the U.S. ends the embargo against Cuba it will impact several areas, including the economy and environmental research.