From September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, 9/17/2003
Please join us in creating Circles of Hope to commemorate the two-year
anniversary of our loved ones deaths on September 11. We plan to encircle
the World Trade Center site with a candlelight vigil on the night of
September 10, 2003. Gather with us in New York City or create a Circle of
Hope candlelight vigil in your own community and register it on our website:
We will also be providing materials on our website for discussion circles to explore the psychological and political impact of 9/11 on ourselves, our communities and
Why Circles of Hope?
In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy of September 11th, 2001,
expressions of sympathy and solidarity with the victims poured in from
people all over the world. As the victims' family members, we witnessed
and received extraordinary acts of compassion. Many visualized a phoenix of
peace arising from the ashes of the crash sites.
But at the same time, a climate of fear emerged, preventing deep discussion
of issues surrounding the tragedy, and driving apart people with diverging
visions of how to respond to 9/11. We can overcome this fear and rekindle
the hope by recognizing that real security comes through our common desire
for healing in our fragmented world.
Components of the Circles of Hope:
Join us in New York, or create a Circle of Hope candlelight vigil in your
community on the night of September 10, 2003.
Create a discussion circle in your community to explore issues surrounding
September 11. A discussion circle guide and materials will be available on
our website by August 1, 2003.
Join Us in Creating Circles of Hope
1. Register your circle at http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/circle
2. Spread the word! Please forward this email to your lists.
3. Donate to Peaceful Tomorrows. Your financial contributions will allow u
to realize this vision. Please contribute online at:
Thank you for creating circles of hope,
The families of Peaceful Tomorrow
September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrow
5111 Telegraph Avenue, #185
Oakland, CA 95609