Dallas, Texas : Sunday, August 16, 2008

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  Unity Day USA - A 9/11 Commemoration



The Foundation for Pluralism and the World Muslim Congress have announced the 4th annual 911 Memorial event to be held on Sunday, September 7, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. The place will be confirmed and posted on this website. Mike Ghouse, President of the organizations announced. “This is an annual event for all Americans to come together to rededicate our pledge to the safety and security of our nation”.  

  • Date & Time: Sunday, September 7, 2007 5:00 to 7:00 P

  • Venue: TBD

On this Unity Day USA, we, the people of the United States of America; of every faith, race, ethnicity, culture and background will gather to pray for peace, unity and security of our nation and the world. 

Our 2008 theme is "One Nation under God". Our religious prayer leaders will seek guidance and wisdom from their respective faiths. Our Civil servants and community leaders will echo the same sentiment and suggest ways in which we as individuals can work toward cohesive and thriving local communities.  

The American Muslims and the Foundation for Pluralism have taken the initiative to remember one of the greatest tragedies in the history of our nation by bringing about a positive change to the 9/11 event. We wish to honor the lives of thousands of fellow Americans on that day and we have committed to make this day, the Sunday before 911, a day of Unity of Americans to pledge to the peace, unity and prosperity of our nation 

Unity Day USA is to be held on Sunday before September 11 of each year, as was suggested by Congressman Pete Sessions, Kenny Marchant and Ralph Hall in a luncheon meeting in Dallas.  Congressman Sessions’ office is planning to get Unity Day USA proclaimed as National Day along with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi who has shown the same interest. 

As Americans we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. All our faiths reinforce the creed of "One Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all."

If you wish to volunteer and or sponsor the event, please send the information to and if you'd like to write a comment about this initiative, please click here and if you wish to see last years summary, you may click here.




God Bless the USA

Mike Ghouse

Chair, Unity Day USA,


More information available at the following links for the previous events"

  1. Power Point Presentation:
  2. 90 Organizations Participated -
  3. Religious leaders who participated -
  4. Civic Leaders -
  6. News Media:
  7. Different Religious Greetings
  8. Pluralism Prayer
  9. Album for 2005 -
  10. Album for 2006 -  
  11. Key Note Speakers: Daisy Khan, a national interfaith leader confirmed.
  12. Key Note speakers: Karen Hughes, undersecretary of State, yet to be confirmed.

Dear God, with your blessings, we proceed with the program.

God bless the USA




Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916


Press: (2005 & 2006)

Photographs: Can be viewed as slide show.

Interfaith Prayers at Women's peace conference  Photograph courtesy:  Aftab Lakhani
Civic Leaders

Hon. Joe Chow, Mayor of City of Addison
Hon. Mike Simpson, Mayor of City of Frisco
Hon. Bob Phelps, Mayor of City of Farmers Branch
Hon. Pat Evans, Mayor of City of Plano
Hon. Gary Slagle, Mayor of City of Richardson
Hon. Pat Malone, Councilperson, City of Carrollton
Hon. Robert Casey, FBI Chief, SW Regio


Prayer theme is Co-existence and is based on the scriptures led by our prayer leaders, along with the messages of the clergy of the respective faiths. If you know of any faith that is not represented, please write to  to be included next year.

REQUEST: The Clergy and Organization heads of respective faiths are requested to stand by the stage, and join the prayer leader upon their turn. If you are delayed please remain besides the stage until the prayer has concluded.

Buddhism prayer was offered by Mike Ghouse.



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