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Transcript: 9/11 in New York: Rev. Elyse Ambrose


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The Rev. Elyse Ambrose, Church of the Village United Methodist: “I’ve been affiliated with Church of the Village maybe for the last three or four years. 9/11 happened when I was in junior high or maybe high school. Coming into a community that had experienced communal trauma, considering where we’ve been like in eyes' distance of where the two towers were, it’s part of my job, I think, to just feel around it and listen to the stories that people want to share and try to hear from their hearts as far as how this healing process is happening, not only as a faith community, but as a community of people who have to live together. Right? This world house that we exist in, where Christians are going to exist alongside Muslims, and there’ll be narratives about who’s extreme and who’s doing it right and who’s doing it wrong. And it’s just trying to challenge those narratives that are harmful and that paint people in discriminatory ways. And creating that space where we can hear from one another as human beings, human being to human being, child of God to child of God.”