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发表于 2010-9-11 10:29 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Virginia Christians, Jews, Muslims to Gather for Prayer on September 11

Reverend Gay Rahn was driving home from vacation recently when she heard a radio debate about a proposed Islamic center in New York City, near the site of the World Trade Center. The discussion brought back memories of September 11, 2001.

The Associate Rector at St. George's Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia says that some of the comments she heard disturbed her.




St. George's Episcopal
Rev. Gay Rahn


Rahn says she was also upset by the plans of a small church in Florida to burn the Quran on September 11.

She contacted her friends, Rabbi Devorah Lynn of Beth Shalom Temple in Stafford, Virginia and Munira Marlow of the Fredericksburg Islamic Center. Rahn says she believes it is important to bring faiths together to remember the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"I thought it would be important for us to show to the community that there's another side," she said. "There's compassion and there's friendship and there's relationship, and to remember those who died and those who are still hurting from that great tragedy."

Devorah Lynn says September 11th is a special Sabbath for the Jewish community, the Sabbath of repentance. Lynn says that because of the significance of the day - falling between the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur - having a service only for her membership on September 11th would be difficult.

Lynn says reports of the lower Manhattan mosque controversy make an interfaith prayer service seem like the right thing to do.

"It seemed to be the obvious thing that our friends in Fredericksburg would get together," said Rabbi Devorah Lynn. "We have been getting together as an interfaith leadership group for a couple of years now for this very purpose -- to show strength between the faiths as opposed to conflict between them."

Lynn joined with Munira Marlow and Gay Rahn to organize Saturday's service at Market Square in Fredericksburg.




Fredericksburg Islamic Center
Sami Shamma, the Imam from Fredericksburg Islamic Center


Imam Sami Shamma of the city's Islamic center says he hopes the interfaith service will help heal some of the wounds among religious communities, particularly on September 11.

"It's an attempt from all groups to show that healing is possible," said Shamma. "It is for us to acknowledge the evil that happened on that day. And hopefully by acknowledging it, we will be able to move a little bit forward in this process of healing."

Gay Rahn says the response from the Fredericksburg community has been positive. She says she hopes that the prayer service will open dialogue with other religious communities. Rahn says that instead of making a political statement, they want to show friendship and the need for prayer as the nation remembers the terrorist attacks of nine years ago.
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 楼主| 发表于 2010-9-11 10:29 | 显示全部楼层
牧师Gay Rahn度假结束驾车回家时听到收音机上正在针对在纽约市世贸中心附近建立伊斯兰中心的提议进行辩论。该讨论让她回忆起2001年9月11日的情景。

这位弗雷德里克斯堡圣乔治主教教堂的牧师表示,她听到的一些评论让她感到愤怒。

Rahn说,她也为佛罗里达一座小教堂准备在9月11日焚烧可兰经的计划表示伤心。

她联系了几个朋友,斯坦福的Beth Shalom和弗雷德里克斯堡伊斯兰中心的Munira Marlow。Rahn说,各种信仰的人应该一起纪念2001年的恐怖袭击,这是非常重要的。

“我认为,我们应该向社会表明,事情还有另外一面。这是非常重要的。还有同情,还有友谊,还有亲情,我们应该怀念在那次灾难中牺牲的人,还有那些现在仍然承受痛苦的人。”

Devorah Lynn说,对犹太人团体来说,9月11日是一个特别的安息日。Lynn说,由于这一天的重要性——在犹太新年和赎罪日之间,在9月11日这一天只为自己的成员举行活动是不可能的。

Lynn说,关于下曼哈顿清真寺争议的报道使得最应该做的就是不同信仰者共同进行祈祷。

“很显然,我们在弗雷德里克斯堡的朋友一定会聚集在一起。过去几年,我们一起聚集作为一个不同宗教领袖团体聚集在一起,现在,为了表达不同信仰之间的力量,为了淡化相互之间的冲突,我们今年将再次聚集在一起。”

Lynn与Munira Marlow和Gay Rahn一起组织周六在弗雷德里克斯堡市场广场举行的祈祷活动。

该市伊斯兰中心的伊玛目表示,他希望这次不同宗教间的联合祈祷能够帮助愈合不同宗教之间的伤痛,尤其是关于9.11恐怖袭击的。

“这是所有团体试图展现愈合的可能性的尝试。我们应该承认那一天出现的罪恶。希望通过忏悔,我们能够在伤痛愈合的过程中取得进步。”

Gay Rahn说,弗雷德里克斯堡社区的反应非常积极。她说,她希望这次祈祷能够使各宗教团体之间展开对话。Rahn说,他们不想发表政治声明,而是希望展现相互之间的友谊,以及作为国家的公民进行祈祷的必要性。
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 楼主| 发表于 2010-9-11 10:30 | 显示全部楼层
1.comment n.评论, 意见, 解释, 批评

例句:Comment is needless.
      解释是不必要的。

2.upset adj.心烦的

例句:He was very upset.
      他非常心烦。

      He was upset at not being welcomed.
      他因不受人欢迎而生气。

3.compassion n.怜悯, 同情

例句:She showed no compassion for her patients.
      她对病人没有任何同情心。

4.interfaith adj.不同宗教信仰者(间)的,不同宗教团体(间)的

5.particularly adv.特别; 尤其

例句:He isn't particularly clever.
      他并不特别聪明。

6.acknowledge vt.承认, 供认

例句:He grudgingly acknowledged having made a mistake.
      他勉强承认他做错了。
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1.Lynn says reports of the lower Manhattan mosque controversy make an interfaith prayer service seem like the right thing to do.

make后跟宾语+宾语补足语的形式。最常见的使役动词有:make, have, leave。他们都表示“使得”,后面都可接宾语+宾语补足语的结构,但用法上有所不同。

make用作使役动词表示“使;使成为”时,可跟复合结构,即“make+宾语+宾语补足语”,其中的宾语补足语可以是形容词或名词不带to的不定式过去分词。
  1). 我们推选他为我们足球队队长。
  We made him captain of our football team.
  2). 我们队赢了的消息使我们大家非常高兴。
  The news that our team had won made us very happy.
  3). 大雨使得我们无法出去。
  The heavy rain made it impossible for us to go out.
  4). 奇怪的声音使我们感到恐惧。
  The strange noise made us frightened.
  5). 在交通嘈杂声中他无法使自己的声音提高到让别人听到。
  He couldn’t make himself heard above the noise of the traffic.
  6). 什么东西使得草生长?
  What makes the grass grow?
  注意:过去分词作make的宾语补足语时,变为被动语态不用加to; 但当不定式作其宾补时,变为被动语态一定要加to。
  这个男孩被迫每天干十二个小时的活。
  The boy was made to work twelve hours a day.

2.I thought it would be important for us to show to the community that there's another side.

it在这里是形式主语,真正的主语是for us to show to the community that...that引导的是show的宾语从句。

3.We have been getting together as an interfaith leadership group for a couple of years now for this very purpose -- to show strength between the faiths as opposed to conflict between them.

oppose to〈正〉反对

例句:I opposed myself to the training plan.
      我反对那项训练计划。

      The scout opposed his arm to the blow of the enemy soldier.
      侦察兵用手臂挡住敌兵的打击。
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