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Social Workers joined by Dr. Sheila C. Gordon to learn about “Interfaith Families: Religious Diversity at Home”

April 12th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Dr. Sheila C. Gordon Our May 10 Social Work and Religious Diversity conference will delve into "Interfaith Families:  Religious Diversity at Home" through discussions of Jewish, Muslim, and Zoroastrian perspectives. During this panel, we will hear from Dr. Sheila C. Gordon, the founding president of Interfaith Community, an educational and community-building program for Jewish-Christian families who want to respect and support both of their religious heritages.  She has overseen the organization’s multi-chapter evolution, along with the development of its curricula for children and adults, including workshops for couples and individual counseling.  Married to a practicing Episcopalian, D...Continue Reading

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: A Panel and Discussion

April 11th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Episcopal Church Center 815 Second Avenue, Ground Floor Chase Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux) Lakota People’s Law Project Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz (Otomi) Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council, Mexico T?wera Tahuri (Maori: Nga Ariki Kaiputahi) Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Naomi Lanoi (Masaai) Human Rights Advocate Co-Sponsored by the Center for Earth Ethics, The  Interfaith Center of New York, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. Refreshments will be served....Continue Reading

Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens to speak on spiritual lineage systems that go beyond the nuclear family

April 11th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, MS Faith communities themselves can function as families for many New Yorkers. Our May 10 Social Work and Religious Diversity conference will explore this subject in its final panel called "Faith Families:  Religious Kinship Beyond the Nuclear Family." Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, MS is the founder of ILERA Counseling & Education Services, where she works as a psychotherapist, professional development trainer, and spiritual counselor. Through ILERA, she offers workshops and programs focusing on sexuality and spirituality, sexual abuse, and vicarious trauma and wellness. In 2015, DeShannon revised her book, Hush Hush: An African American Family Breaks thei...Continue Reading

Rev. Sarah McCaslin to help social workers learn how religion imbues family life for many New Yorkers, at May conference

April 10th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Rev. Sarah McCaslin, MDiv, LMSW Religious rituals and exper­iences imbue the daily rhythms of family life with sacred depth and significance.  Our May 10 Social Work and Religious Diversity conference will start off by exploring "The Religious Lives of New York Families" through discussions of Jew­ish, Christian, Hindu, and Muslim family life. On the first panel of the day, we will hear from Rev. Sarah McCaslin, MDiv, LMSW, an ordained minister and licensed social worker whose career has been devoted to fostering the human capacity for resilience, growth, and meaning-making.  She graduated with dual masters degrees from Columbia University School of Social Work and Union Theological Sem...Continue Reading

Closing Remarks and Prayer offered by Sunita Viswanath, at Marshall Meyer Retreat for Social Justice

April 9th,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/6iuqRIR8a08 Closing Remarks and Prayer offered by Sunita Viswanath, Co-Founder, Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus Other videos from this retreat are available here: http://bit.ly/2nICTtP...Continue Reading

Faith Leader Discussion: Interfaith Partnerships and Emerging Muslim-Jewish Alliances

April 9th,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/FZQ5vO2hey0 What new opportunities for interfaith dialogue and collaboration have emerged since the presidential election, as faith leaders mobilize around the rising tide of religious bigotry? We will begin with a discussion of emerging Muslim-Jewish alliances, then broaden the lens to consider other interfaith partnerships. Moderated by ICNY Director of Programs Dr. Henry Goldschmidt. Speakers are: Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Director of the Center for Community Leadership, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York Cheikh Ahmed Mbareck, Executive Director, Majlis Ashura – Islamic Leadership Council of New York From the 33rd Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreat for Social Ju...Continue Reading

Civic and Faith Leaders on “Empowering Communities against Hate Speech and Hate Crimes”

April 9th,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/S_VOOWSa2U8 How can religious and civic leaders take a stand against the disturbing rise in hate speech and hate crimes since the presidential election? What legal, educational, and organizing strategies have been effective in diverse local communities? Moderated by Iman Boukadoum, ICNY Director of Community Partnerships. Speakers are: David J. Kennedy, Esq., Chief of Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, Southern District of New York Sapreet Kaur, Executive Director, Sikh Coalition From the 33rd Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreat for Social Justice: “Hospitality in a Time of Hate: Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration” held ...Continue Reading

Faith Leader Panel Discussion: Advocacy Efforts and Sanctuary Spaces for Immigrants and Refugees

April 8th,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/GxMzBdgKViw How can religious and civic leaders protect diverse New Yorkers from draconian anti-immigrant policies? How can we ensure that New York remains a “sanctuary city” in the deepest sense of the term – a place of refuge and security for every member of our beloved community. Moderated by Iman Boukadoum, ICNY Director of Community Partnerships. Speakers are: Dr. Diane Steinman, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Judson Memorial Church Ravi Ragbir of New Sanctuary Movement Davanie Singhroy, Sanctuary Committee Member, Shaanti Bhavan Mandir From the 33rd Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreat for Social Justice: “Hos...Continue Reading

“We need to center our protests around the affected people, helping their voice to be heard & showing our support.” Debbie Almontaser’s Keynote Response

April 8th,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/1mGIsP_xOY8 Dr. Debbie Almontaser, President of the Muslim Community Network, offers response to Keynote Address delivered by Donna Lieberman of the NYCLU at ICNY Faith Leader Conference "Hospitality in a Time of Hate." From the 33rd Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreat for Social Justice: “Hospitality in a Time of Hate: Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration” held in New York City on April 5, 2017. Other videos from this retreat are available here: http://bit.ly/2nICTtP...Continue Reading

Mid-day Faith Leader Retreat Prayers offered by Sylvie Sun and Dr. Ephraim Isaac

April 7th,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/icXnIYbVcbw Prayers offered by Sylvie Sun, Board Member, Buddhist Global Relief and Dr. Ephraim Isaac, Co-Director, The Fellowship in Prayer From the 33rd Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Retreat for Social Justice: “Hospitality in a Time of Hate: Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration” held in New York City on April 5, 2017. Other videos from this retreat are available here: http://bit.ly/2nICTtP  ...Continue Reading