Commemorate September 11 with Circles of Hope

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

our world.

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

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

Kelly Campbell

September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrow

5111 Telegraph Avenue, #185

Oakland, CA 95609