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WOMEN RISING: A conversation on equality from diverse women’s perspectives

Please Join Us! In celebration of International Women’s Month,  the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in collaboration with GABRIELA NY, Interfaith Center of New York, New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC), Women Connecting Women, Women in Islam Inc. and partner organizations will present: WOMEN RISING will include networking and workshops with women of diverse faiths and cultures who […]

March 24, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive by

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“Everything I Do is an Expression of My Call” – Faith Leader Spotlight on Reverend Bob Brashear

Homeless people often bed down on the steps of New York City churches at night, as their only place of refuge.  But at West Park Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, they not only find a place to rest through the night, but are given the hope of getting off the streets for good.  […]

March 23, 2015 in Blog by

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Social Work and Religious Diversity – 8 CEUs for New York State 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 colleagues.  Please join us on June 17th to explore the roles of religion and spirituality in the lives of diverse New Yorkers.  For detailed information, registra­tion, and free online resources, visit http://interfaithcenter.org/social-work.  The […]

March 19, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs by

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Case Study Discussion of Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act

Date: Thursday, April 2 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Arnold & Porter LLP, 399 Park Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets), New York, NY 10022-4690 The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) is intended to protect houses of worship and prisoners from undue restrictions that impact the right of free exercise […]

March 16, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs by

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“Sacred Spaces for Seeking Common Ground,” by Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

Sacred Spaces for Seeking Common Ground by Rabbi Joseph Potasnik Executive Vice President, New York Board of Rabbis, and ICNY Board Member One of the greatest challenges of any pluralistic organization is the synthesis of unity of spirit and diversity of thought. The New York Board of Rabbis is the largest interdenominational rabbinic body in […]

March 16, 2015 in Blog by

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Religion and Women’s Dignity and Human Rights: Reflections, Prayer, and Remembrances

     Date: Tuesday, March 17 Time: 4:30 pm Location: Chapel of the Church for the United Nations, 777 U.N. Plaza, New York, NY 10017 The Parliament of the World’s Religions and The Interfaith Center of New York invite you to join us for a special sponsored event. We will gather to share insight and […]

March 12, 2015 in Blog by

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2015 Learning Together Interfaith Youth Fellowships Program

ICNY is pleased to announce the 2015 Learning Together Interfaith Youth Fellowships Program – a unique opportunity for New York high school students to collaborate with their diverse peers, and contribute to public discussions of religious diversity.  We’re currently accepting applications from young people of all backgrounds – religious, secular, spiritual, or anything in between […]

March 9, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs by

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NGO Commission on the Status of Women Forum Consultation Day

Date: Sunday, March 8 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: The Apollo Theatre, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 The purpose of NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day is to set the stage for the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings (9-20 March 2015) and facilitate interactions between participants. Speakers will include […]

March 5, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive by

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Sikhs & Forgiveness at Oak Creek & an Interfaith Take on Drone Warfare: ICNY’s E-Bulletin for March is here

Message from ICNY Executive Director Dear Friends, According to the recent Pew Forum’s February study “Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities,” more than three-quarters of the world’s people – 77% – live in nations where religious restrictions are either high or very high. There has also been an increase in the number of countries […]

March 1, 2015 in Blog by

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“Waking an Oak Creek” Screening & Discussion

Date: Friday, March 20 Time: 6:00 pm Location: The Riverside Church Theatre, 490 Riverside Drive, New York N.Y. 10027 A documentary of forgiveness and faith based on the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin that suffered a deadly hate attack. Six worshipers are killed by a white supremacist, the local community unites and finds inspiration […]

March 1, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive by

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ICNY: Connecting Faith and Society