Through our Reflect Series, CIR is sharing works of wisdom, insight and inspiration with the hope of spurring meaningful reflection. This work by poet Billy Collins was chosen to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001.
Pope Francis: Our response to violence and hatred 'must instead be one of hope and healing, of peace and justice'
"In a real prayer, you ask only for the things you really need, things that are necessary for your well-being, such as peace, solidity, and freedom—freedom from anger, fear and craving."
Often referred to as "The Black National Anthem," Lift Every Voice and Sing was a hymn written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900.
"It is true; I was created in you. It is also true; That you were created for me."
"Easter is like what it will be entering eternity when you suddenly, peacefully, clearly recognize all your mistakes as well as all that you did well: everything falls into place."
The Center for Interfaith Relations is revisiting Festival of Faiths catalogues in search of insight, wisdom and inspiration. Our hope is that these written words will spur meaningful reflection and serve as a beacon of hope amid challenging times.