Faith and Compassion

Providence, RI – September 11, 2001. The intense, traumatic images are seared into our collective memory. Now fast forward and grapple with the aftermath, the divisive, often painful debate about plans to construct an Islamic center in the World Trade Center neighborhood. As Bill Miles reflects, we've learned much as a nation since 9-11, but not nearly enough.

Miles, a resident of Seekonk, Massachusetts, is professor of political science at Northeastern University. His two most recent books are Zion in the Desert and My African Horse Problem.