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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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“Bugsplat” – Sojourners Blog on Drone Welfare by ICNY’s Dr. Sarah Sayeed

by Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.,Director of Community Partnerships, Interfaith Center of New York Image courtesy Digital Storm/shutterstock.com Bugsplat is software used to calculate and reduce the death of innocent people in drone strikes. It’s also how Predator drone operators talk about the people whom the American military kills in these missions. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism […]

February 26, 2015 in Articles and Appearances by ICNY staff, Blog by

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ICNY joins Denmark Consulate General in interfaith memorial & dialogue

On February 20, Consul General Jarl Frijs-Madsen of the Denmark Consulate General hosted an interfaith memorial and dialogue meeting following the terrorist attack in Copenhagen, February 14-15. ICNY’s executive director, Rev. Chloe Breyer, and Dr. Sarah Sayeed, ICNY’s Director of Community Partnerships, along with the Commissioner from the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and leaders […]

February 23, 2015 in Blog by

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“Carrying the Cane of Moses”: Faith Leader Spotlight on Imam Konate

Imam Konate   by Anna Rubin Imam Konate became an imam in 1996 after coming to the United States.  When he arrived in Harlem, there was a sizable and growing Muslim African immigrant population but no mosque in which they could comfortably pray. All of the mosques in the area conducted their services primarily in […]

February 23, 2015 in Blog by

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What ICNY Means When We Say “Religious Leader” – by Dr. Sarah Sayeed

Leadership Looks Different Across Faith Lines by Dr. Sarah Sayeed, ICNY Director of Community Partnerships Leadership can be thought of in different ways, and in the world of religion and interfaith relations, it often refers to clergy. But ICNY has a unique approach to our definition of religious leader, based on our expertise working across […]

February 19, 2015 in Articles and Appearances by ICNY staff, Blog by

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ICNY one of 150 Organizations to Sign Letter to U.S. Attorney General Holder Requesting Investigation of the Chapel Hill Murders

Today 150 civil rights, faith, community and civic groups sent a joint letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding an immediate investigation of the Chapel Hill Murders. Read entire letter: Dear Attorney General Holder, The undersigned civil rights, faith, community and advocacy groups are deeply saddened by the tragic killing of three vibrant young, […]

February 13, 2015 in Blog by

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RNS: Drones make war too easy, too remote, faith leaders say

This article by Lauren Markoe was published by Religion News Service on Feb. 11, 2015.  The original article can be accessed here. Drones make war too easy, too remote, faith leaders say The Rev. Richard Killmer, project director for the nation’s first Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare, held  Jan. 23-25, 2015, at Princeton Theological Seminary, […]

February 12, 2015 in Articles and Press about ICNY, 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 […]

February 12, 2015 in Blog, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs by

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Statement on Chapel Hill Tragedy

The Interfaith Center of New York expresses our great shock and sadness at the murder of three Muslim students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State, Deah Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. Each were found shot on Tuesday evening at Finley Forest condominiums on Summerwalk Circle in Durham County […]

February 12, 2015 in Blog by

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Interfaith Harmony and the Parliament of the World’s Religions

    Interfaith Harmony and the Parliament of the World’s Religions Dear Friends, New Yorkers are among the most active and respected interfaith voices in the world. Since attackers devastated our city 14 years ago, we have been the leading global community to share with the world how our city could rise to face terrorism by […]

February 3, 2015 in Blog by

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ICNY: Connecting Faith and Society