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Ticket on Sale now for 12th Annual James Parks Morton Awards Gala

The Interfaith Center of New York Requests the Pleasure of Your Company at the 12TH ANNUAL JAMES PARKS MORTON AWARDS DINNER THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 53rd Street 6:30 pm Cocktails 7:30 pm Dinner HONOREES: The Honorable Al Gore 45th Vice […]

April 17, 2014 in Blog by

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NYC Students debate Free Speech vs. Right to Safety in “Debate in the Neighborhood” Final Tournament

ICNY’s Debate in the Neighborhood program finished up its third year with a final tournament on April 12.  Students from Sikh, Hindu and Muslim communities debated topics straight out of today’s news headlines, including this debate on whether the MTA should refuse to display non-commercial ads in the transit system.  The final, prize-winning debate (available […]

April 16, 2014 in Blog, Program Archive by

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PHOTOS: Reentry Family and Faith Circles of Support Volunteer Workshop and Seminar

In April, The Interfaith Center of New York and the Harlem Community Justice Center held a volunteer training session, to help volunteers: Develop hard and soft skills for more effective volunteer interactions with returning citizens Become more comfortable with having conversation with returning citizens Develop engagement skills, generate action set volunteers can take to support […]

April 16, 2014 in Blog, Program Archive by

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STATEMENT on NYPD closure of Zone Assessment Unit

The Interfaith Center of New York commends the New York Police Department and Commissioner Bratton for their decision to close the Zone Assessment Unit.  As an organization working with New York City’s diverse religious communities, we have been especially concerned about the breakdown of cooperation and trust between the NYPD and New York’s Muslim community. […]

April 16, 2014 in Blog by

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Join us for Interfaith Peace Seder, 7:30 pm Wednesday

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GATHER FOR PEACE NYC Area Christians, Muslims and Jews unite to celebrate Interfaith Peace Seder on April 16 Religious Leaders and Congregants Convene to Celebrate Passover and to Learn About Each Other’s Religious Practices and Cultures NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2014) – Christians, Muslims and Jews will gather at an Interfaith Peace Seder to […]

April 14, 2014 in Blog, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs by

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Tragedy in Kansas City

On the eve of Passover, we are horrified by the news that a child and two adults were murdered outside the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City in Kansas City, MO by a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and notorious anti-Semite. This Passover celebration honoring freedom and taking place in Jewish homes around […]

April 14, 2014 in Articles and Appearances by ICNY staff, Blog by

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Students Debate: Should the MTA refuse to display non-commercial ads in the NYC subway system?

On April 12, 2014, Debate in the Neighborhood students met for the final tournament of the year. In the semi-final debate, students argued whether the MTA should refuse to display non-commercial advertisements in the subway system. This video provides highlights from that debate, presenting both affirmative and negative positions.

April 13, 2014 in Blog, Program Archive by

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PHOTOS from “Welcome the Stranger” interfaith convocation on behalf of just & humane immigration reform

On Tuesday, April 8th, at the Community Church of New York, religiously diverse New Yorkers lifted their voices on behalf of immigrants whose lives and families are shattered by our broken immigration system.  The program was organized by the New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform.  Pictured (l to r): Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director […]

April 9, 2014 in Blog, Program Archive by

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NY Times editor Serge Schmemann to serve as Master of Ceremonies at ICNY Annual Gala

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Thanks to ICNY’s founder, Dean James Parks Morton, Serge Schmemann, a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, has accepted our invitation to serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton gala dinner and awards. Here is a link to one of his latest op-ed pieces “A […]

April 3, 2014 in Blog by

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Immigration, “Faith in Freedom,” Easter, Passover and More – ICNY’s E-bulletin for April is here

April 2014 Interfaith Center of New York E-Announcements Dear Friends, As Spring approaches, please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 5, 2014 when The Interfaith Center of New York hosts its 12th annual James Parks Morton Awards Dinner.  Awardees this year are The Hon. Al Gore (45th Vice President of the United States & Nobel […]

April 2, 2014 in Blog by

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