Rose French writes about religious and spiritual matters for the Star Tribune. Before arriving in the Twin Cities this fall, she covered religion for the Associated Press in Tennessee, where she wrote about the Southern Baptists, United Methodists, Gideons and other religious groups and issues.
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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, leaders from more than 12 different Twin Cities faith communities will offer words of consolation and hope at a special ceremony at the state capitol.
Government leaders, including Gov. Mark Dayton, and other elected officials, members of law-enforcement, military, firemen and EMS personnel are expected to attend and will represent those who serve, during the event scheduled for Sept. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Participating musicians and artists include Brother Ali, Larry Long, Sheila Ray Charles, and Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Music director Scott Winters will direct an all-volunteer orchestra made up of some of the area’s top classical musicians.
For more information, visit www.MinnesotansStandingTogether.com.