Stop the presses!
Usually Weblog uses this space to comment on the day's top stories. Not today. It seems like every publication around the world is running a religion story of some sort, so Weblog spent all morning just finding the links below. Don't get lost—there's some very interesting and important stories in here. Comments and coverage roundups will return Monday.
- Four lives: Their faith and fears | By day, they have been leaders and heroes. By night, they have fought anxiety and an incalculable sense of loss. This is the story of how a widow, a general, a key Bush adviser and Pakistan's president braved the fires of September 11 (Newsweek)
- 9/11 lessons not easily taught in classrooms | As educators struggle to find just the right tone and perspective to discuss one of the most traumatic events on American soil, some fret about the rancorous tenor of the debate over what to teach (The Hartford Courant)
- 'Let's roll,' he said. And so she has | Hero's wife makes his words resound (The Washington Post)
- Lisa Beamer may some day forgive 9/11 hijackers | But not now (Reuters)
- Earlier: Widow's book sheds more light on last moments of Flight 93 on Sept. 11 (Associated Press)
- She doesn't want to share her grief with a nation | Meet Sue Mladenik, the anti-Lisa Beamer (The Christian Science Monitor)
- Life in the new normal | Lee Jenkins preached you could be rich in life and rich in the kingdom of God at the same time. But 9/11 changed that, as it has changed so much (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
- The unbelievers | The Swiss. The CIA. Israelis. Big Oil. The Antichrist, even. With Sept. 11, the politically paranoid hit the jackpot. But many of their conspiracy theories are chilling, even dangerous, and they're catching on fast (The Ottawa Citizen, Toronto)