9/11 and the New Middle East Conference to Reflect on Historic Day and Current Realities Twenty Years Later
Chosen People Ministries and Alliance for the Peace of Jerusalem
to host event in New York City streaming around the globe, with satellite site to be hosted locally at South Hill United Methodist Church
NEW YORK, August 1, 2021 – Chosen People Ministries, in partnership with Alliance for the Peace of Jerusalem, will host 9/11 and the New Middle East, a two-day gathering on September 10 and 11, 2021—live from New York City and live streaming around the globe—to honor the fallen, the survivors, and frontline workers on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11; to look at changes and current events taking place in Israel and the Middle East through a scriptural lens; and to join in a time of historic prayer.
Held at Trinity Baptist Church in New York City—with local satellite sites live streaming in our own community and around the globe—9/11 and the New Middle East will feature notable speakers including best-selling author and speaker Anne Graham Lotz, best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg, Chosen People Ministries President Dr. Mitch Glaser, and Moody Bible Institute professor Dr. Michael Rydelnik. The event will also include a panel discussion as well as testimonies from pastors, ministry leaders, and first responders who served during and following the events of 9/11.
“The tragedy of 9/11 made the threat of terrorism real in the U.S. and created a new understanding for what had plagued Israel for decades. We hope that this conference will spark discussion on how the Middle East has been and continues to be affected by the life-changing events on that day,” said Glaser. “God is doing big things in this region with His people, and I look forward to the opportunity for others to learn of the good news.”
The conference will kick off Friday, September 10, with a special remembrance ceremony called “Yizkor,” which in Hebrew means “remembrance,” and a Sabbath candle lighting with participants including 9/11 surviving family members. Piano music by Emmy-nominated Marty Goetz and a slideshow of those who lost their lives that day will accompany the opening ceremonies. On Saturday, September 11, the conference will continue with worship and several speakers. There will be special moments of silence and prayer commemorating the exact times each plane struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and when the fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania.
“I will never forget the feeling of that day as our country came together. As one, we arose and stood together in the face of great terror and adversity,” said Glaser. “Twenty years later, we are uniting to reflect not only on what was lost but what was learned while taking a look at the new Middle East. We hope many individuals will join us for this historic time of prayer for God’s hands to move.”
Learn more about 9/11 and the New Middle East at https://911theconference.com/
Our local satellite site:
South Hill United Methodist Church
105 Franklin St, South Hill, VA
Rev. Brian Siegle
Friday, September 10, from 6:35 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 11, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
For full schedule, see Schedule and Special Guests – 9/11 and the New Middle East (911theconference.com)