Rebuilding St. Nicholas

AJC national radio message
October 24, 2011 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at


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On 9/11, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack.

At long last, there was welcome news this month. The church will be rebuilt at a nearby site.

Shortly after 9/11, AJC met with Greek Orthodox leaders.

Driven by friendship and solidarity, we offered to help in the rebuilding of St. Nicholas.

That same spirit led us to be part of the construction of the Gay's Hill Baptist Church in Millen, Georgia. A hate-inspired attack had destroyed the largely African American congregation.

And it prompted us to assist in repairing St. Clement's of Rome, a Catholic church in New Orleans damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

AJC acts because we wish to affirm by our deeds the kind of society we want to help build.

It's a society where every community, while celebrating its own faith, supports the well-being of all in a spirit of common destiny.

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This is David Harris of AJC.Date: 10/24/2011
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