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“Today I am a Muslim too” – Remarks by Dr. Henry Goldschmidt of ICNY at NYC Rally Sunday, Feb. 19th

February 21st,2017 ICNY Latest News

  Hello, I’m Henry Goldschmidt.  I’m the Director of Programs at the Interfaith Center of New York, and also a member of Congregation Kolot Chayeinu, a progressive Jewish community in Brooklyn. First and above all, I want to tell you on behalf of the Interfaith Center that we, as an organization, are honored to stand today with the other speakers and organizers, and with New York’s diverse Muslim communities.  ICNY has been working in partnership with Muslim leaders for nearly 20 years – in good times and bad – and we’ve got your back now. But also, more personally, I want to reflect for a moment on what it means for me, as a secular Jew, to say “Today I am a Musli...Continue Reading

On Sunday, Feb. 19, please join us for “Today, I am A Muslim Too” Rally in Times Square

February 16th,2017 ICNY Latest News

WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 12:00 - 4:00 pm? WHERE: 48th Street and Broadway, at the north end of Times Square The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding, the Nusantara Foundation, ICNY, and over over 150 other partner organizations call upon all New Yorkers to declare their solidarity with American Muslims at a rally to protest President Donald Trump's executive order targeting travel from Muslim-majority countries.  There is no greater time than now to stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters who are under increasing threat and pressure.  Please join Russell Simmons, Imam Shamsi Ali, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Daisy Khan, Linda Sarsour, and many other community leaders for this powerf...Continue Reading

On Thursday, Feb. 16, please join 9/11 Families & Friends United Against the Ban for a Rally in Battery Park

February 15th,2017 ICNY Latest News

  WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 10:00 am? WHERE: The Sphere Memorial in Battery Park   As 9/11 families, we don't need to be warned about the threat of terrorism. The consequences are real for us. Our loved ones can never be replaced, and September 11th has forever changed our reality. But one thing that will never change is our commitment to compassionate policies, and opposition to religious, ethnic, and racial discrimination. We therefore stand united with members of the Muslim community in full opposition to President Trump's unconstitutional Executive Order.   For more information please contact Terry McGovern at, or John Sigmund at Reading

Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration – Registation now open for upcoming faith leader and civil and civil leader retreat

February 10th,2017 ICNY Latest News, Upcoming Programs

Registration Now Open The 33rd Marshall Meyer Retreat for Social Justice Hospitality in a Time of Hate: Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration Participants at the 27th Marshall Meyer Retreat “The Challenge of Homelessness: Strategies to Provide Support and Restore Hope” On April 5th, ICNY will hold a full-day conference for the city’s religious and civic leaders, exploring the emerging challenges for religious leadership under the presidency of Donald Trump.  How, we will ask, can diverse New Yorkers best re­spond to the Trump admin­istration’s xenophobic rhetoric and policy agenda?  What new opportunities for dia­logue, collab­oration, an...Continue Reading

Detained at JFK, Hospitality in a Time of Hate, Religious Worlds – February 2017 Newsletter

February 1st,2017 ICNY Latest News

Please note that ICNY's Newsletter for February is available here. Dear Friends, Last Friday’s Executive Order introducing a temporary travel ban on people from 7 Muslim countries made an exception for an individual belonging to “a religious minority in [the] country of nationality facing religious persecution.” Christians fleeing persecution from Iraq and other conflict-ridden majority Muslim countries would receive entry. Muslims escaping those same places would not. The list of evangelical leaders who have spoken out against this is here. The former Acting Attorney General’s Letter refusing to enforce this order is here; and National Security expert Juliette Kayyem puts it su...Continue Reading

#MyYemeniNeighbor Yemeni American #MuslimBan Action

February 1st,2017 ICNY Latest News, Uncategorized

Date: Thursday, February 2 Time: 4:30 pm Location: Brooklyn Boro Hall Yemeni American merchants have declared a shutdown of their bodegas and grocery stores on Thursday from 12:00pm - 8:00pm to send the message that they and their families play a vital role in the economic and social fabric of our city. There are 4 - 6,000 bodegas and grocery stores owned by Yemeni Americans across the city. At 4:30 pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. in the back of the building facing the plaza, the Yemeni American community will hold a rally where some merchants will share the impact the Ban has had on them and their loved ones. #MyYemeniNeighbor....Continue Reading

Emergency Town Hall on the Muslim Ban

January 31st,2017 ICNY Latest News, Uncategorized

Date: Saturday, February 4 Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Assembly Hall of Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson Street, NY 10012 Join the Muslim Community Network for an emergency community meeting to learn about the current status of the Executive Orders and the legal and Constitutional implications, what is happening on the ground to mobilize communities and assist detainees, and the power and limitations members of Congress have to address the ban.The panel will be followed by an open opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.This workshop is open to all! Space is limited, so please RSVP here....Continue Reading

Rally For Ramarley Graham this Thursday, Feb. 2

January 31st,2017 ICNY Latest News

Date: Thursday, February 2 Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Foley Square Thursday, February 2nd will mark 5 years since Ramarley Graham, an unarmed 18-year-old Bronx resident, was killed by the NYPD in his own home in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. Officer Richard Haste and several other NYPD officers busted into the family's home without a warrant, killed Ramarley, and engaged in misconduct and abuses of his family.  To date, not a single officer has been held accountable. Come out to stand with Ramarley's family on the 5 year anniversary. For additional information click here....Continue Reading

Jummah with allies tomorrow, Friday Jan 27th 1pm (REVISED TIME) at Foley Square

January 29th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Date: Tomorrow, Friday, Jan 27th Time: 1 pm (REVISED TIME) Location: Foley Square Please join the New York Immigration Coalition and The Interfaith Clergy of New York City on Friday January 27th, to stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters. We will be hosting a Jummah Prayer at Foley Square. (Jummah prayer is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday). We will hear from Imam Latif, and other Interfaith leaders. Allies not participating in Jummah Prayer will link arms, standing silently in solidarity through the prayer. If we have a large number of attendees post prayer we will form a human chain in front of 26 Federal Plaza.  For additional info e-mail c...Continue Reading

Black Star News: In New York Muslims And Supporters Rally Against Trump’s Islamophobia

January 28th,2017 ICNY Articles and Press about ICNY, Latest News

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