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PODCAST: “The Natural Tendency of the Soul” – Nitin Ajmera on Jainism, Nonviolence, and the Human Struggle for Virtue

  Maggi Van Dorn talks with Nitin Ajmera   In this episode of our free podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders,” Maggi Van Dorn talks with Nitin Ajmera, former president of the Jain Center of America, located in Elmhurst, Queens.  In this richly informative and entertaining two-part interview, Mr. Ajmera describes the origins of Jainism (one […]

August 22, 2016 in Blog, Spotlight by

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Press conference tomorrow relating to murders of Imam Akonjee and Thara Uddin

Dear Friends, Please join the Interfaith Center of New York and The Majlis Ash-Shura (Islamic Leadership Council) of New York, together with Muslim, civic and interfaith community leaders, for a press conference at the steps of City Hall in New York City tomorrow, Thursday, August 19, 2016 at 09:00 AM. The press conference will address the murders of Imam […]

August 17, 2016 in Blog by

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Imam & Assistant Shot in Queens: Supporting the Families & Community

The Interfaith Center of New York extends our heart-felt condolences to the families of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin who were fatally shot walking back from prayers on Saturday afternoon in Ozone Park, NY.  Imam Akonjee had led the Al-Furqan Jame Mosque serving the Bangladeshi community of Ozone Park for two years. He was […]

August 14, 2016 in Blog by

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Statement at Veterans For Peace Press Conference outside Trump Tower Monday, August 1, 2016

The following remarks were given by ICNY’s executive director, The Rev. Chloe Breyer, at the #VETSvsHATE press conference held outside Trump Tower on Monday, August 1: “Donald Trump’s insulting comments about Gold Star Mother Mrs. Ghazana Kahn after the Democratic Convention showed him to be both insensible to her pain and ignorant of her faith. […]

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August 2016 E-Newsletter: Refugee Olympians + Day of Seva for Oak Creek and Orlando

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ICNY August Newsletter Message from Executive Director The Rev. Chloe Breyer

Message from ICNY Executive Director   Dear Friends,   This past month, The Interfaith Center of New York brought 25 public, private, and parochial K-12 teachers from around the country to New York for an immersive three-week seminar called “Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity” (see photo above).  […]

August 1, 2016 in Blog by

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BLOG – The Human Repair Business: The Restorative Justice Interfaith Panel

by Tylor-Maria Johnson, Princeton Undergraduate Student studying Public Policy “God did not hire me to judge people, but called me to be a part of the human repair business,” Pastor Benny explained to Harlem Community Justice Center’s Youth Court members at an interfaith panel on restorative justice last Friday [June 22]. The panel, organized by […]

July 28, 2016 in Blog, IFMBlog by

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PODCAST: Father Liam O’Doherty shares an “Incarnational Faith”

Father Liam and ICNY Podcast Producer Maggi Van Dorn In this episode of our free podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders,” Maggi Van Dorn talks with Father Liam O’Doherty, an Augustinian friar and Catholic priest, currently of Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish […]

July 26, 2016 in Blog, Spotlight by

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July 20: The Prayer Vigil for Tolerance & Respect

Tomorrow, July 20th, The Prayer Vigil for Tolerance & Respect will urge Republicans meeting in their convention in Cleveland, OH as well as Democrats and all other Americans, to reject the politics of fear and hatred. As a way of reaffirming our shared values and rejecting the crisis of hate that plagues our current campaign […]

July 19, 2016 in Blog by

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ICNY Statement on Attack in Nice, and Gingrich Call for Muslim Deportations

The Interfaith Center of New York extends our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of terrorism in Nice, France.   We hope this tragedy will not be compounded by the pronouncements of unscrupulous politicians to scapegoat an entire religious tradition. Newt Gingrich’s recent call for the deportation of Muslims who support the Sharia […]

July 15, 2016 in Blog by

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