Video: Praying for peace, witnessing to solidarity

By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Posted Sep 12, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Eleven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the hundreds of people commuting through Newark, New Jersey’s Pennsylvania Station were greeted by a bishop, a rabbi and an imam in prayer. Many of the commuters were heading to New York, and many of those no doubt remembering colleagues, friends and family members who took the same trip 11 years ago but never returned. Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey, and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in nearby Irvington. They told commuters outside the station that they hoped to be a symbol of peace and solidarity.