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“The Lucky Thirteenth Gala” by Ellen Greeley

The Lucky Thirteenth Gala by Ellen Greeley, ICNY Development Director The James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner is celebrating its milestone 13th year. For many religions and traditions a 13th year (plus or minus a few years) represents a coming of age when a youth is recognized as an adult and is expected to assume […]

May 4, 2015 in Blog by

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Interfaith Intervention in Baltimore, Nepal Aid, ICNY Gala: ICNY’s E-Bulletin for May is Here

Message from ICNY Executive Director Dear Friends, Many New York-based faith organizations are raising money for victims of the earthquake in Nepal. They include: The Ganesh Temple The American Jewish World Service United Sikhs Tibet House Please consider donating to one or more of these organizations for earthquake relief. Another development relevant to faith leaders […]

April 30, 2015 in Blog by

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“Moving From Walls to Bridges” – Dr. Sarah Sayeed’s remarks at today’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast in Lincoln, NE

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Moving From Walls to Bridges: Finding Common Ground for Community Transformation Lincoln, NE, April 30, 2015, 31st Annual Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Greetings of peace to each of you, Assalamu’alaikum I am truly humbled and honored to be with you on this special day for the communities of Lincoln. Your annual interfaith breakfast in partnership […]

April 30, 2015 in Articles and Appearances by ICNY staff, Blog by

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Dr. Mary Ragan – Social Work & Religious Diversity Conference Presenter

Meet Dr. Mary Ragan – one of the diverse religious leaders and faith-based social service providers speaking at the June 17th Social Work and Religious Diversity conference. Dr. Mary Ragan, LCSW, is the Director of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute’s Trinity Counseling Center, and an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work, […]

April 29, 2015 in Blog by

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ICNY honored by Muslim Community Network for nurturing compassionate communities

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Thanks to Muslim Community Network for honoring ICNY at its lovely gala on Sunday. ICNY was honored for our “dedication to nurturing compassionate communities in New York City.” We’re blessed to have wonderful partners such as MCN, and this award inspires us in our work. Thank you, MCN!

April 27, 2015 in Blog by

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Rev. Dr. Koshin Paley Ellison – Social Work & Religious Diversity Conference Presenter

Meet Rev. Dr. Koshin Paley Ellison – one of the diverse religious leaders and faith-based social service providers speaking at the June 17th Social Work and Religious Diversity conference. Rev. Dr. Koshin Paley Ellison, LMSW, is the co-founder and co-Executive Director of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, the first Buddhist organization in America […]

April 24, 2015 in Blog by

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Video & Resources from “Religion, Racism and Theology” Talk

On Saturday, April 18, Reverend Gregory Chisholm, SJ & Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid explored the impact of racism on Christian and Muslim theology and examined its effect on our lives in a talk called “Religion, Racism & Theology.” Here are some videos of that talk, along with a couple of relevant readings. Videos: The Impact […]

April 23, 2015 in Blog by

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“Towards a More Humane Justice System” by Christopher Watler

Towards a More Humane Justice System by Christopher Watler Project Director of the Harlem Community Justice Center, a project of the Center for Court Innovation Every Thursday for the past three years a small crew of committed faith volunteers have come to the Harlem Community Justice Center to provide refreshments and support to parole clients […]

April 22, 2015 in Blog by

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14th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony

Date: May 3 Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York, NY 10037 The 14th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards ceremony celebrates female leadership across diverse social, artistic and political platforms, highlighting local, national and international social justice visionaries. The […]

April 20, 2015 in Blog by

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Father Donald Baker – Social Work & Religious Diversity Conference Presenter

Meet Father Donald Baker – one of the diverse religious leaders and faith-based social service providers speaking at the June 17th Social Work and Religious Diversity conference. Father Donald Baker is the Pastor of the Church of Saint Teresa on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and a member of the Arch­diocese of New York and Diocese […]

April 19, 2015 in Blog by

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