Category: "Articles and Press about ICNY"

NY1 Covers 9/11 Lantern Ceremony

September 6th,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY, Latest News

Posted on NY1 By: Shazia Khan An interfaith ceremony this weekend will once again transform a part of the Hudson River into a memorial for those killed in the September 11th attacks. NY1's Shazia Khan filed the following report. With the 10th anniversary of September 11th just days away, the Interfaith Center in Morningside Heights is aglow with activity. Volunteers are making lanterns of love to be used as part of an interfaith memorial ceremony remembering those killed on 9/11. Buddhist priest and Interfaith Center vice president T.K. Nakagaki started the Floating Lanterns Ceremony in 2002. Other religious and community organizations soon joined in and continued the tradition year ...Continue Reading

Thousands Walk to Ground Zero

via Newsday.com Published: June 30, 2011 4:53 PM By MARIA ALVAREZ  maria.alvarez@newsday.com To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, 5,000 walkers from across the city, Long Island and New Jersey are expected to walk to Ground Zero in a symbolic gesture of healing. Dubbed the "mega walk'' it is being organized by six interfaith church groups and various community and educational organizations from across the tri-state area. The walk's mission is "to reverse the path that fleeing New Yorkers were forced to take a decade ago,'' said the Rev. Katharine Henderson, president of the Auburn Theological Seminary, who announced the interfaith walk Thursday morning in Manhattan....Continue Reading

First Responders in the Interfaith Community

May 23rd,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Link: http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c36_a14211/News/New_York.html Author: Sharon Udasin, Staff Writer Article Date: Article Name: First Responders in the Interfaith Community ...Continue Reading

Healing After Catastrophe

May 22nd,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Article Date: 9/11/2008 Article Name: Healing After Catastrophe Author: Brian Lehrer Summary: Reverend T.K. Nakagaki of the New York Buddhist Church talks about the church's floating lantern ceremony tonight honoring the victims of 9/11. The ceremony is in partnership with the Interfaith Center of New York. Chloe Breyer, the Center's director, discusses where New Yorkers are spiritually seven years after the event on the Brian Lehrer Show.  ...Continue Reading

Immigration Task Force Aims to Expand Social Services in Queens

May 22nd,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Article Date: 6/19/2009 Article Name: Immigration Task Force Aims to Expand Social Services in Queens Author: Tamani Wooley Summary: NY1 covers the Queens Borough President's Immigration Task Force- also featured are The Rev. Chloe Breyer and JPM International Fellows!  NY1  ...Continue Reading

Women’s Spiritual Voices: Crossing Continents, Finding Common Ground

May 22nd,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Staff: Sarah Sayeed Article Date: 7/2/2009 Article Name: Women's Spiritual Voices: Crossing Continents, Finding Common Ground Author: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Summary: ublished online, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly covers an interfaith panel on women's leadership, moderated by Sarah Sayeed, Program Associate. Held on May 21, 2009, the program was sponsored by the Moroccan American Cultural Center and the American Jewish Committee on the occasion of a visit by the Mourchidates of Morocco. The Mourchidaat are women religious counselors who are trained to serve alongside imams, or traditional male religious leaders; they are assigned to mosques and communities across Morocco t...Continue Reading

Positively Identified at Last, Fire Victim’s Remains to Go Home

May 22nd,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Article Date: 12/4/2009 Article Name: Positively Identified at Last, Fire Victim's Remains to Go Home Author: Kirk Semple Summary: For nearly a month, Biswajit Paul's remains sat in the medical examiner's office, pinned under the weight of bureaucratic law.  To learn more about how interfaith leaders worked together to help return his body to relatives in Bangladesh, read more at the NY Times....Continue Reading

Bronx Works to Improve Census Count

May 19th,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Article Date: 3/10/2010 Article Name: Bronx Works to Improve Census Count Author: Nurah-Rosalie P. Jeter Amat'ullah Summary: Executive Director of Muslim Women's Institute for Research & Development, Nurah Amat'ullah, wrote an op-ed about the importance of the Census for undercounted areas such as Highbridge.  The op-ed mentions the Interfaith Center of New York's new program to build partnerships between Muslim social services and Catholic Charities....Continue Reading

Panel Discussion: interView with Sarah Sayeed

May 19th,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Article Date: 4/15/2010 Article Name: Panel Discussion: interView with Sarah Sayeed Author: Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue Summary: The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue interviewed Program and Communication Associate, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, for its online publication. Video clip and written responses to the interview are available on the website of JIRD. Link: http://irdialogue.org/articles/panel-discussion-interview-with-dr-sarah-sayeed/...Continue Reading

Earth Day with the Interfaith Center

May 19th,2011 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY

Article Date: 5/5/2010 Article Name: Earth Day with the Interfaith Center Author: Allysa De Wolf Summary: A walk to inaugurate the Healthy Living Green Map of Harlem, with Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice. Link: http://interfaithmatters.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/earth-day-with-the-interfaith-center/...Continue Reading