We mourn the lives lost on September 11th, 2001 and the lives since taken in violent response to hatred. As Mormons worshiping around the globe, we stand as witnesses against all forms of racism, intolerance, discrimination, and brutality and affirm our commitment to putting our faith in action to resist such evils. We invite all to join us in heeding minister Edith Guffey’s wisdom that “This time, we can do more than pray,” delivered on the 10th anniversary of 9/11:
“On September 11, 2001, in the face of the attacks and the incredible loss of lives, all we could do was pray. As we approach the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, I hope we pray for all who feel the loss of precious family members and friends – but we can do more this time. We can speak up when we hear comments or witness acts of aggression or insult based on racial and/or religious differences. We can be proactive in teaching acceptance of all of God’s children and refuse to act out of fear and ignorance.”
May we take the opportunity on this sobering anniversary to do more this time to bear witness of Christ’s love, service, and example in all that we do.”
You can read Edith Guffey’s full sermon by following this link.