From our Sept. 28, 2001, issue
RELEASED SEPT. 11, 2001, AT 12:30 P.M.
Dear Holston Family,
This is a tragic day, not just for America, but for humanity. As Americans, historically, we have been so fortunate to have been spared from major acts of terrorism.
An event like this calls us to prayer. Unfortunately our first thoughts are often of retaliation. It's time to break this cycle of violence. Unless we take our faith seriously, this cycle will continue.
Throughout history people of faith have affirmed the power of life over death. Pray for the victims and the families of all the people who have been hurt or killed and pray for all who are working on our behalf for world peace.
Now, as much as ever, the world needs the peace that we have to share. Pray with me for all involved in this tragic time.
Bishop, Holston Conference