(NEW YORK, September 10, 2011) — On September 11, 2011, Muslims students around the country will participate in multi-faith service projects to pay tribute to the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks ten years ago.
MSA National partnered with Interfaith Youth Core and eight other organizations to organize a national interfaith service initiative, Be Better Together for 9/11, to join in the national day of service and remembrance to commemorate 9/11. The campaign encourages Muslim students to serve alongside friends and community members of all faiths to reclaim the sprit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11.
Projects inspired by Be Better Together for 9/11 will range from beautifying local parks to preparing meals for relief organizations.
“There are so many ways to serve and show acts of kindness, big or small,” said Zahir Latheef, president of MSA National. “There’s no better way to honor the heroes of 9/11 than to unite under the banner of service.”
The following organizations are sponsors of Be Better Together for 9/11: MSA National, Interfaith Youth Core,
Catholic Campus Ministry Association, Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America, Repair the World, Hindu American Seva Charities, Young
Jains of America, World Sikh Council, Secular Student Alliance, and Presbyterian
Association for Collegiate and Higher Education Ministries.
Established in January 1963, the Muslim Students’ Association of the U.S. & Canada (MSA National) is a non-profit organization that strives to educate and empower the students of today to be citizens of tomorrow’s community. To achieve this, MSA National organizes events and campaigns focusing on faith, fellowship, and service.