On Tuesday, September 11, 2007, the leaders of New York Universitys Jewish, Muslim, Catholic and Christian communities will be joined by NYPD, NYFD, and NYU Public Safety Department veterans of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center for a memorial walk to Ground Zero, stopping along the way at police precincts and firehouses.
The memorial walk begins at 4:00 pm in front of the arch in Washington Square Park. All members of the NYU Community are invited to participate. It is being sponsored by NYU Chaplains Circle: NYUs Catholic Chaplain, Father Vincent DeLucia; NYUs Protestant Chaplain, Reverend Susan Field; NYUs Muslim Chaplain, Imam Khalid Latif; and NYUs Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Yehuda Sarna.
The event is being spearheaded by the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life and the Islamic Center at NYU; the walk will be led by Imam Latif and Rabbi Sarna.
In a joint statement, the members of the NYUs Chaplains Circle said, The walk is meant not only to honor the heroes and victims of 9/11; it is also a testament to the mutual respect and good feelings shared by NYUs Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities, and in particular all the tireless efforts to create warm, positive relations between the Muslim and Jewish communities at NYU.
In the six years since that terrible day, the indispensable, healing role that clergy can play during moments of crisis has been so apparent. Our responsibility is to continue the healing together, and to remember and be thankful for selfless courage shown by so many heroes on that day and in the days that followed.
The event is one of eight Muslim-Jewish events planned for the academic year. For those wishing to be involved or kept abreast of Muslim-Jewish programming at NYU, or for more information about the multi-faith walk please contact Sam.Krentzman@nyu.edu.