Dr. Fred Burnham, former director of Trinity Institute in lower Manhattan, recalls his experiences of September 11, 2001 alongside Rowan Williams, who later became the Archbishop of Canterbury. This interview excerpt is from a 9/11 digital video project that I worked on in Hans Dudelheim’s documentary course at The New School in 2002.
Trinity Institute is a program for the continuing theological education of Episcopal clergy and laity sponsored by the Parish of Trinity Church, New York City.
Burnham was educated at Harvard, the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge University, England, and The Johns Hopkins University, where he received a Ph.D. in the History of Science. He also holds an honorary degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He writes and lectures on the relationship between science and religion.