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On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, a team of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish clergy called Clergy Beyond Borders (CBB) embarked on a national tour to promote interfaith dialogue and resist religious extremism in the United States. Dr. Michael Kuchinsky, a professor of political science at Gardner-Webb University and a member of CBB’s Board of Advisors, recently joined the caravan to “give witness,” as he said, to the power and importance of interfaith tolerance in his own life. Kuchinsky, a Lutheran clergyperson, was working on Capitol Hill on Sept. 11, 2001, when four planes hijacked by a militant extremist group crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, sparking a decade of interfaith tension and, at times, brutal violence.
Capitol Hill, CBB, Clergy Beyond Borders, Dr. Michael Kuchinsky, Rabbi Gerald Serotta
Office of University Communications, "GWU Professor Joins Caravan to Promote Interfaith Tolerance" (2011). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 2026.