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Ramadan Iftar, Micah Faith Table, and the Ganesh Temple’s 38th Anniversary: ICNY’s E-Bulletin for July is Here

Message from ICNY Executive Director Dear Friends, Many of you already know that ICNY’s Director of Community Partnerships, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, transitioned to the Mayor’s Office in June were she is a Senior Advisor to the Office of Community Affairs Unit and will be working with Muslim Communities of New York on city policy. Here […]

June 30, 2015 in Blog by

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2015 Ramadan Dinner at Union Theological Seminary

Date: Tuesday, July 7 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Peace Islands Institute, New York Interfaith Center, The Riverside Church, and Union Theological Seminary cordially invite you to attend our interfaith Ramadan Iftar dinner. Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their Ramadan fast daily at […]

June 29, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs by

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2015 Ramadan Dinner at The Riverside Church

Date: Tuesday, June 30 Time: 7:00 pm Location: The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027 Peace Islands Institute, New York Interfaith Center, The Riverside Church, and Union Theological Seminary cordially invite you to attend our interfaith Ramadan Iftar dinner. Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their Ramadan fast daily […]

June 23, 2015 in Blog by

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ICNY Statement on South Carolina Church Shooting

The Interfaith Center of New York offers our deepest condolences to the family members and survivors of yesterday’s horrific shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed nine casualties. The Emanuel AME church has been a presence in Charleston since 1816, when African-American members of Charleston’s Methodist Episcopal Church formed their own congregation […]

June 18, 2015 in Blog by

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INTERFAITH STATEMENT ON THE SHOOTINGS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

INTERFAITH STATEMENT ON THE SHOOTINGS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA New York, NY – We of different faith traditions stand together in our grief for the murdered victims of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. We mourn the senseless loss of life, the broken hearts of the bereaved and the brutal disregard of human decency. […]

June 18, 2015 in Blog by

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MAYOR DE BLASIO APPOINTS SARAH SAYEED AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2015 CONTACT: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958 NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today appointed Sarah Sayeed as a Senior Advisor in the Community Affairs Unit. Sayeed will specialize in issues related to the city’s Muslim community, coordinating with City agencies to determine how to best serve Muslim New Yorkers and building on the City’s […]

June 11, 2015 in Articles and Press about ICNY, Blog by

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DeShannon Barnes-Bowens: “Sacred Sexuality” in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Practice

DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, MS Founder and Director of ILERA Counseling and Education Services By Petra Halbur The reconciliation of sexuality and spiritually – body and soul – is a struggle for many people. Yet DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, a psychotherapist and an orisa priestess in the Yoruba/Ifa tradition, has found that these two facets of identity are not […]

June 10, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive by

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“Raising the Platform for Students Voices” by Kelly Siegel-Stechler

by Kelly Siegel-Stechler, Interfaith Youth Fellowship program Co-Trainer and Outreach Coordinator In New York City, we routinely hear about how our schools are failing, students aren’t graduating from high school, and change is needed if we want our young people to have the chance to succeed. What that change looks like, though, is heavily debated. […]

June 9, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive by

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Working with Clergy to Address Domestic Violence – Faith Leader Spotlight on Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik

Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik, Community and External Affairs Coordinator for CONNECT; NYPD clergy liaison for Hindu communities By Petra Halbur Addressing domestic violence in New York City’s faith communities requires effective partnerships between social workers and faith leaders, as clinical social worker Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik knows well. She has worked as a DV advocate with Hindu […]

June 8, 2015 in Blog by

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William F. Baker to present James Parks Morton Interfaith Award to Bob Abernethy at Annual Gala

William F. Baker will be presenting the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award to Bob Abernethy, Founder, Executive Editor, & Host, PBS’ Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.  Dr. Baker directs the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Education, and Public Policy at Fordham University, where he is also the Claudio Aquaviva, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Education and […]

June 4, 2015 in Blog by

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ICNY: Connecting Faith and Society