"How we, as independent nations and as an international community, should fight violent political extremism is at the heart of politics in the 21st century. I also believe that Norway’s experience after the attack has important lessons that may be relevant beyond our borders," writes Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store in the New York Times, in anticipation of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Oslo and at Utøya, which occurred July 22, 2011. Commemorations of the event in New York City and Norway are planned for this weekend.
Commemoration of July 22 in New York City
Sunday, July 22, one year after the after the terrorist attacks in Oslo and at Utøya, the Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York will be open for anyone who would like to light a candle or just have a quiet time of remembrance. The doors to the church will open at 11:00 a.m. At 5:00 p.m. there will be a sermon on remembering July 22 at the church. The Norwegian Seamen's Church is on 52nd St. between First and Second Aves.
317 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
11:00 a.m. - The doors of the the Norwegian Seamen's Church open to the public.
5:00 p.m. - Memorial sermon at the Norwegian Seamen's Church.
The Norwegian Seamen's Church is on 52nd St. between First and Second Aves.
In Washington, D.C.
No events are planned.
Also of interest
Please see Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store's opinion piece in the New York Times, "Learning from Norway's Tragedy," here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/opinion/jonas-gahr-store-learning-from-norways-tragedy.html