Category: "Articles and Appearances by ICNY staff"

The Anglican Church’s Shifting Center

Staff: Chloe Breyer Article Date: 7/24/2008 Article Name: The Anglican Church's Shifting Center Author: Chloe Breyer Summary: In 1867, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Charles Thomas Longley, convened the very first Lambeth Conference of Bishops to address, among other things, scandalous writings of a South African bishop questioning Holy Communion as a precondition for salvation. Only 76 of the 200 invited bishops showed up at Lambeth Palace.  But together they resolved that "the whole Anglican Communion is deeply injured by the present condition of the Church in Natal" and recommended that a committee be appointed to "report on the best mode by which the Church may ...Continue Reading

Where is the Cause for Concern?

Staff: Chloe Breyer Article Date: 4/7/2009 Article Name: Where is the Cause for Concern? Author: The Rev. Chloe Breyer Summary: In this week's "The End of Christian America" John Meacham offers a faithful (and reasonable) argument that should quell alarmist fears about a "post-Christian" era in America. His Newsweek cover story is the stuff of solid civics classes and sermons alike--in some congregations, that is. Newsweek  ...Continue Reading

Finding and defining the religious pluralism within

Staff: Matthew Weiner Article Date: 5/4/2009 Article Name: Finding and defining the religious pluralism within Author: Matthew Weiner and Rev. Bud Heckman Summary: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has just released a survey entitled "Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S." that attempts to map changes in religious affiliation in the U.S. It follows on the coattails of the important "U.S Religious Landscape Survey" conducted by the Pew Forum in 2007. If read in cross-tension with the "American Religious Identification Survey 2008? released by Trinity College in Hartford, one can begin to see a complex and diverse picture of faith affiliation for Americans...Continue Reading

Religion in the Public Schools: A Story about Civics in the Bronx and Queens

Staff: Matthew Weiner Article Date: 6/29/2009 Article Name: Religion in the Public Schools: A Story about Civics in the Bronx and Queens Author: Matthew Weiner Summary: Why should students at a predominantly Latino public High School in the South Bronx learn about religion? And what happens when fifty of these students take a field trip to visit Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims in Queens? As it turns out, the result is a mixture of controlled chaos, curiosity, and civic engagement. Huffington Post  ...Continue Reading

Out of Our Hair and Away from Our Pants!

Staff: Sarah Sayeed Article Date: 8/25/2009 Article Name: Out of Our Hair and Away from Our Pants! Author: Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. Summary: Commenting on the Sudanese and French rules regarding Muslim women's dress, Sarah Sayeed published a blog entry on Reuters FaithWorld entitled "Out of Our Hair and Away from Our Pants!" Link: http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/08/20/guestview-out-of-our-hair-and-away-from-our-pants/  ...Continue Reading

Senator Edward Kennedy: A Man of Faith and Friend of Religious Freedom

Staff: Chloe Breyer Article Date: 8/27/2009 Article Name: Senator Edward Kennedy: A Man of Faith and Friend of Religious Freedom Author: Chloe Breyer Summary: Highlighting Senator Kennedy's championing of a bill that enabled religious leaders in New York City to provide spiritual care to family members and clean-up workers at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11th Link: http://blog.beliefnet.com/progressiverevival/2009/08/senator-edward-kennedy-a-man-o.html...Continue Reading

Faiths Meet at Parliament of World Religions

Staff:Matthew Weiner Article Date: 12/8/2009 Article Name: Faiths Meet at Parliament of World Religions Author: Paul Knitter and Matt Weiner Summary: The Interfaith Center attended the Parliament of World Religions in Australia- Professor Paul Knitter and Matthew Weiner, Program Director of the Interfaith Center shared their observations on Reuters FaithWorld...Continue Reading

The Faithful Search: A Civics Primer for Real Patriots

Staff: Rev. Chloe Breyer and Matthew Weiner Article Date: 8/9/2010 Article Name: The Faithful Search: A Civics Primer for Real Patriots Author: Rev. Chloe Breyer and Matthew Weiner Summary: Rev. Chloe Breyer and Matthew Weiner discuss religious freedom in terms of the controversy over Cordoba House in an article published in the Huffington Post. Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-chloe-breyer/the-faithful-search-a-civ_b_675543.html...Continue Reading

Building Shared Cultural and Spiritual Spaces: Lessons in the Mosque Debate

Staff: Sarah Sayeed Article Date: 8/31/2010 Article Name: An Interfaith Buddhist Response to the Ground Zero Protests Author: Matthew Weiner and Rev. Chloe Breyer Summary: Sarah Sayeed, Program and Communications Associate at the Interfaith Center of New York, takes a look at the mosque controversy in an article published by the Huffington Post. Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-sayeed-phd/building-anew-lessons-in-_b_698231.html...Continue Reading

An Interfaith Buddhist Response to the Ground Zero Protests

Staff: Matthew Weiner and Rev. Chloe Breyer Article Date: 9/8/2010 Article Name: An Interfaith Buddhist Response to the Ground Zero Protests Author: Matthew Weiner and Rev. Chloe Breyer Summary: Program Director Matt Weiner and Executive Director Rev. Chloe Breyer discuss the interfaith Floating Lantern Ceremony taking place on September 11 at Pier 40 in an article published by the Huffington Post. Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-weiner/ground-zero-mosque-protests_b_707940.html...Continue Reading