Former Terrorist Hostage Teaches in Marshall
His captors asked him what he wanted to do to them after being released.
"I said, 'I'd really like to sit down and have a cup of Turkish coffee with you and I think you'd find that you and I share much more than we realize right now,'" Weir recalled.
And that increased understanding is what the International Day of Peace hoped to achieve.
"I think it's a good way of bridging the gap and extending our hand," said Imam Nabeer Kahn of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.
Before his kidnapping, Rev. Weir spent nearly three decades teaching at a theology school in Lebanon.