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PODCAST: “Faith in Humanity’s Capacity for Goodness” – Dr. Anne Klaeysen on Humanism and the Morality of Atheistic Philosophy

June 23rd,2016 ICNY Latest News, Podcasts, Uncategorized

  Dr. Anne Klaeysen (pictured, left) talks with ICNY Podcast Producer Maggi Van Dorn In this episode of our free podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders,” Maggi Van Dorn and ICNY’s Directory of Programs Dr. Henry Goldschmidt talk with Dr. Anne Klaeysen, leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, ethical humanist religious life advisor at Columbia University and humanist chaplain at NYU. On the first Humanists: "While they were experiencing their lives and their commitments to their vocations as religious they were beginning to separate that more from a belief in a supernatural, anthropomorphized deity." On the "1st manifesto": "Humanism is a philosophy and a religion that e...Continue Reading

Rishi Singh to present at upcoming Youth Conference in July

June 22nd,2016 ICNY Latest News

This free conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne Street, in Flushing, Queen is designed for youth to be heard and for them to meet other young New Yorkers from different backgrounds and faiths to discuss diversity and other pressing matters of the day. One of our many distinguished speakers will be: Rishi Singh   Rishi is the Director of Youth Organizing at DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving. Originally from Trinidad, Rishi migrated to the U.S. in 1995 with his family at a young age and grew up in New York City as an undocumented immigrant. Rishi joined DRUM in 2003 through the YouthPower! Summer Youth Or...Continue Reading

Reverend Dr. Alfonso Wyatt to speak at upcoming Youth Conference

June 21st,2016 ICNY Latest News

This free conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne Street, in Flushing, Queen is designed for youth to be heard and for them to meet other young New Yorkers from different backgrounds and faiths to discuss diversity and other pressing matters of the day. One of our many distinguished speakers will be: Reverend Dr. Alfonso Wyatt Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt, is the founder of the nonprofit consultancy Strategic Destiny, and is currently a consultant to the Casey  Family Programs Faith-Based Child Welfare Initiative, where he has worked with the Casey Family Foundation, ACS, the Federation  of Protestant Welfare Ag...Continue Reading

Jaspreet Singh speaks at July Youth Conference in Queens

June 21st,2016 ICNY Latest News

This free conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne Street, in Flushing, Queen is designed for youth to be heard and for them to meet other young New Yorkers from different backgrounds and faiths to discuss diversity and other pressing matters of the day. One of our many distinguished speakers will be: Jaspreet Singh   Jaspreet Singh is a Youth Leader with the Junior Sikh Coalition. A musician, athlete, follower of spirituality, and member of the Junior Sikh Coalition, Jaspreet Singh, is a passionate activist who wishes to become a strong leader in his community. He believes that by understanding each other ...Continue Reading

ICNY welcomes Dr. M.G. Prasad to upcoming Youth Conference

June 20th,2016 ICNY Latest News

This free conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne Street, in Flushing, Queen is designed for youth to be heard and for them to meet other young New Yorkers from different backgrounds and faiths to discuss diversity and other pressing matters of the day. One of our many distinguished speakers will be: Dr. M.G. Prasad Dr. M.G. Prasad is a spiritual disciple of yogi-seer Sriranga Sadguru, founder of Ashtanga Yoga Vijnana Mandiram, Mysore, India.  Dr. Prasad is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Prasad has written four books in Hinduism and was the...Continue Reading

Sharon Lin presents at upcoming Youth Conference in July

June 19th,2016 ICNY Latest News

This free conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne Street, in Flushing, Queen is designed for youth to be heard and for them to meet other young New Yorkers from different backgrounds and faiths to discuss diversity and other pressing matters of the day. One of our many distinguished speakers will be: Sharon Lin Sharon Lin is a full stack developer, designer, writer, and social advocate. She has conducted research in applied mathematics, computational neuroscience, and thermoelectricity and organized CodeDay NY, StuyHacks, and Local Hack Day. When not working with computers, Sharon can be found reading and st...Continue Reading

Iman Khalid Latif to join July Youth Conference in Queens

June 18th,2016 ICNY Latest News

This free conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne Street, in Flushing, Queen is designed for youth to be heard and for them to meet other young New Yorkers from different backgrounds and faiths to discuss diversity and other pressing matters of the day. One of our many distinguished speakers will be: Iman Khalid Latif Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director for the Islamic Center at NYU. In 2005, Imam Latif was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU. At NYU, Khalid initiated his vision for a pluralistic American Muslim community, rooted on campus and r...Continue Reading

Town Hall Meeting on the Orlando Massacre

June 17th,2016 ICNY Latest News

                     Thursday, June 23, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South   In solidarity with the LGBTQ community, Women for Afghan Women, the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association, Sakhi for South Asian Women, and the Dar al-Taqwa Islamic Center have joined forces to convene a public forum and town hall meeting to discuss the heinous mass shooting that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The Interfaith Center of New York is honored to participate in this important forum, and we hope you will join the conversation too.  Let’s work together to build bridges among New York’s LGBTQ, Muslim, and South Asia...Continue Reading

Faith Over Fear: A Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil of Unity

June 17th,2016 ICNY Latest News

New Yorkers of all backgrounds are invited to participate in two important public forums.                     Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway   Join Evangelical, Muslim, and multi-faith voices calling for unity and love in the face of hatred.  Sponsored by PICO Action Fund and Faith in Public Life Action.   Click here for more information and free registration....Continue Reading

Aber Kawas to present at upcoming youth conference

June 16th,2016 ICNY Latest News

This free conference on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne Street, in Flushing, Queen is designed for youth to be heard and for them to meet other young New Yorkers from different backgrounds and faiths to discuss diversity and other pressing matters of the day. One of our many distinguished speakers will be: Aber Kawas Aber Kawas graduated in 2014 from The City College of New York's International Studies Program with a concentration in Latin American Studies. Aber has interned at CAIR New York, Urban Justice Center's Street Vendor Project and is now the Youth Lead Organizer at the Arab American Association of New Y...Continue Reading