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Courtney Cowart is a scholar in the field of Spiritual Formation and American Church History (Th.D. fromGeneral Theological Seminary.) She is a survivor of 9/11 and served in the recovery of Ground Zero from historic St. Paul's Chapel.

She previously served as the Co-Director of the Office of Disaster Response for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Before these life-changing experiences Cowart worked in the field of philanthropy for Trinity Church Wall Street and prepared candidates for ordination at the General Theological Seminary in New York. She is a frequent speaker on the subject of sacred activism.

Courtney is the author of An American Awakening: From Ground Zero to Katrina the People We Are Free to Be.


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The Sikh

Dr. Courtney Cowart (TEC)

In light of the deaths of six devout Sikhs, gathered for worship in the sanctity of their gurdwara when they were brutally murdered on Sunday in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, this story from the days immediately following 9/11 has taken on new meaning for me. These latest victims are not alone. Hate crimes against Muslims and those imagined to be Muslim rose 1,600% after 9/11. The number of devout, peace-loving, non-violent people who have been profiled, beaten, stabbed and shot over the past decade have been legion. But this time the whole country was watching.

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Dr. Courtney V. Cowart - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Dr. Courtney Cowart (TEC)
Dr. Courtney Cowart, 9/11 survivor, author and the Director of Congregational Learning at the Fund for Theological Education, sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the her harrowing tale of survival on September 11th, 2001, her reflections on what that day continues to mean to us and what it can mean for us, her work with St. Paul's Chapel after that day, The Diocese of Louisiana in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, and how it all ties into her current work with the Fund for Theological Education.

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September 11, 2011

An Exhortation to Forgiveness

Dr. Courtney Cowart (TEC)

On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Dr. Courtney Cowart--a 9/11 survivor and volunteer--offers an exhortation to forgive.