[nytimes.com 9/3/11] Jews, Christians, Muslims come together, hoping to fight fear with familiarity. How it’s playing out in Syracuse.

When Betsy Wiggins opened her front door and saw the woman in a full black face veil coming up her flower-lined walkway, she wondered if she had done the right thing.

It was 11 days after 9/11, and Mrs. Wiggins, a speech pathologist and the wife of a Methodist minister in Syracuse, had called the local mosque and invited a Muslim woman she did not know over for coffee. [Read full article at NYTimes.com]