Discussion on peace to commemorate 9/11 in Norman

A public discussion and celebration of living together in peace will be held in Norman on Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
BY JANE GLENN CANNON jcannon@opubco.com Published: September 10, 2011

— A public discussion and celebration of living together in peace will be Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“Abrahamic Faiths Post-9/11: Building a Peaceful Community in a Violent World” will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Nancy O'Brian Center for the Performing Arts, 1809 Stubbeman Ave.

The event will include a ceremony of recognition of first responders with Mayor Cindy Rosenthal presiding. Music will be provided by University of Oklahoma singers.

A panel discussion focused on creating a peaceful community will feature Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership in New York; the Rev. Mitch Randall, senior pastor of NorthHaven Church, 4600 36th Ave. NW; and Imam Imad Enchassi, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.

Barbara Boyd, director of the University of Oklahoma's Outreach Programs and an adjunct professor for the Religious Studies Department, will serve as moderator.

The event is co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Council of Churches, the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, the Institute of Interfaith Dialogue, the Islamic Society and numerous clergy from the Oklahoma City metro area and Norman.

“This is about people of faith coming together to seek peace in a violent world,” said Randall, who serves as the event's coordinator.