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Applications for Affordable Housing on West. 146th Street now Being Accepted

Please help to spread the word! Applications for apartments at The Residences at P.S. 186 are now being accepted. All units will be affordable for low to moderate income households, and residents will be selected using a lottery protocol adopted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). More information can […]

February 8, 2016 in Blog by

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VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT of President Obama’s Remarks at Islamic Society of Baltimore

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF BALTIMORE Baltimore, Maryland 1:04 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon.  And, Sabah, thank you for the wonderful introduction and for your example — your devotion to your faith and your education, and your service to others.  You’re an inspiration.  You’re going to be a fantastic doctor.  And […]

February 3, 2016 in Blog by

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February Message from ICNY Executive Director

Dear Friends, Greetings from The Interfaith Center of New York. A snowy February promises some heart-warming interfaith events. From a Valentine’s Day L.O.V.E. Rally with Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee and diverse religious leaders, performers, and public officials standing against intolerance to a #WeWalkTogether service for the victims of violent extremism, there are some antidotes to […]

February 1, 2016 in Blog by

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“Milestones of Faith” – a Twitter event in February in observance of Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, The Interfaith Center of New York will recount many of the major “Milestones of Faith” in African American history.  The indigenous faiths introduced into America through the slave trade mark just the beginning of an amazing history of African American pioneers in faith.  Through indelible contributions of religious thought, […]

February 1, 2016 in Blog, Upcoming Programs by

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BLOG – New Public School Holidays: Teachable Moments that Foster Respect

by Debbie Almontaser, founding principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy and Board President of the Muslim Community Network @DebbiAlmontaser “By leaving out some children’s heritage while others are visible presents youngsters with an image of being undervalued or unimportant.”   – Children’s book author Fawzia Gilani-Williams This past year, under the leadership of Mayor […]

January 28, 2016 in Blog by

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Social Work & Religious Diversity Conference – LMSWs/LCSWs earn 7 hours CEC’s

Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs The Interfaith Center of New York and our partners are delighted to announce a continuing education conference for social workers and their […]

January 25, 2016 in Blog, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs by

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Article in Patheos: “A New Approach to Teaching Religion”

[This article by George G. Coe was published in Patheos on January 20. The original article is available here] High school world religions curricula should not only focus on a religion’s texts, doctrines, and rituals, but also on how the different religions are practiced today. In a recent essay for Routledge Research in Education and […]

January 22, 2016 in Articles and Press about ICNY, Blog by

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PODCAST: “Without a Vision, There is No Way in Life You Can Succeed” with Dr. Uma Mysorekar

PODCAST Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America, and ICNY Board Vice Chair About Hinduism and Monotheism: “Hindus believe in one supreme Brahman. The ancient sages and the seers always worshiped a formless form of the Lord. The form came in for common people to be able to focus their […]

January 19, 2016 in Blog, Spotlight by

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TAKE ACTION: Faith Leaders 4 Ramarley Graham

Date: Tuesday, January 26 Time: 11:30 am Location: D.O.J Southern District, One Saint Andrews Plaza, New York, NY 10007 (next to 1 Police Plaza) See Facebook event page. ICNY is co-sponsoring this interfaith gathering of faith leaders demanding all officers responsible for killing Ramarley Graham be fired and prosecuted. Organized by Jews for Racial & […]

January 15, 2016 in Blog by

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The Rev. Chloe Breyer designated as Ambassador to The Parliament of the World’s Religions

In the 2015 Parliament held in Salt Lake City, The Rev. Breyer joined distinguished speakers Karen Armstrong, Catherine Orsborn, Muang Zarni, et al, to discuss topics such as income inequality, the role of religious leaders in preventing genocide, and grassroots initiatives to counter Islamophobia. Now as we look toward 2016, The Rev. Breyer has been […]

January 14, 2016 in Blog by

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ICNY: Connecting Faith and Society