The 9/11 Interfaith Memorial: Mark the Anniversary of 9/11 in a Peaceful Quaker Meeting House
The 9/11 Interfaith Memorial
Join us, at the 15th Street Monthly Meeting, a Quaker meeting house at 15 Rutherford Place, NYC, on the 17th Anniversary of 9/11. We will sit together in silence, and have free sharing for one hour, and then will have featured speakers from the peace activist, 9/11 truth, and interfaith communities.
The event is free and all are welcome. Tuesday Night, 6:30 PM, 9/11/18. 15 Rutherford Place, (15th Street between 2/3rd Ave, off Stuyvesant Park.)
Doors at 6:30 PM, Event Starts at 7 PM with 15 minutes of group silence.
Free Sharing Time- 7:15 - 8:00 PM. Share from the heart, share what is burning in you about 9/11, share a message on behalf of the dead, share for the living, for the peace to come.
our panel of Featured Speakers (8:00 to 9:30 PM):
David Meiswinkle, Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry
Mel Lehman, Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship
Valerie Lucznikowska, 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
"No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare …"
This event is co-sponsored by the Religious Society of Friends, 15th Street Monthly Meeting, Peace and Social Justice Committee, and by Truth Action Project, NYC.
Meet our Panel of Speakers:
Valerie Lucznikowska is a native of Manhattan who is retired from many years in international public relations and non-profit management. She has been an active member of Peaceful Tomorrows (PT) since 2002, with special interest in justice and the rule of law as applied to 9/11 trials at Guantanamo. She has traveled to Guantanamo Bay to view hearings twice as a non-governmental observer (NGO) representing PT.
"My nephew Adam Arias was killed on 9/11 in or near Tower 2 of the WTC where he worked and I joined PT shortly thereafter. My current involvement for some years now has been with pressing for justice regarding the prisoners in Guantanamo and I have been there twice to view the pre-trial hearings of the five 9/11 accused."
- Valerie Lucznikowska,
Mel Lehman has traveled extensively in the Middle East as Director of Common Humanity, a peacemaking organization which seeks to help Americans to develop understanding, respect and friendship with the Middle East and Muslim world. He grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a deacon in Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship.
David Meiswinkle is an attorney practicing in New Jersey, former police officer, and army veteran. He has been politically active for many years, including running for Congress in 2010. David has been a leader in the New Jersey 9/11 activist community and is currently part of a lawyers working group focusing on legal strategies to obtain full disclosure, accountability, and justice for 9/11.
More info on this, from organizer Sander Hicks:
On 9/11, we're doing something new because so much is happening for our movement. This event will honor the dead and stand up for the truth. The event will be from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in the 500 capacity main Friends Meeting House of the 15th St. Religious Society of Friends ("Quakers") in Manhattan.
This is a beautiful historic site and has a long tradition of radical peace-making. Speaking truth to power. Connecting with the universal light that is in everyone's heart. Some traditions call it Buddha nature, and some call it Christ within, or the Divine, or you can just call it the truth we revere, and hold dear, and work to make further revealed.
Let's make this event powerful for the work that we need to do in this year to come.
We're going to sit together for a period of prayerful silence, there's going to be an hour of free sharing from people who feel called to share, and there were also be some people who will be invited to give a few longer talks.