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Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon remembrances of Rabbi Marshall Meyer

April 7th,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/Pb2C-hP4tqY Reflections on Rabbi Marshall Meyer by Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, Senior Rabbi, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun 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

At May conference, social workers learn about the “Religious Lives of New Yorkers,” with Maryum Khwaja

April 6th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Maryum Khwaja, LCSW Religious beliefs and values provide the moral foundation of many traditional (and not-so-traditional) family systems. 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 Maryum Khwaja, LCSW, who works as psychotherapist at the Bleuler Psychotherapy Center in Forest Hills, Queens, and in a private practice she co-founded called Nasiha Counseling – a practice that specializes in, but is not restricted to, working with Muslim clients.  Maryum graduated from the Silver School...Continue Reading

#LetMyPeopleStay Seder in Support of Immigrants’ Rights

April 6th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Date: April 11, 2017 Location: Broadway, Between Worth and Duane (in front of 26 Federal Plaza) Time: Tuesday, April 11, 8:15 a.m Interfaith Seder for Solidarity With Families Facing Deportation invites you to support people who are facing potential detention and deportation. This interfaith gathering will help send a clear, strong message that New Yorkers stand with families— regardless of their immigration status.Dozens of people each day must check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement at 26 Federal Plaza. Ravi Ragbir—our friend and colleague—must check-in again on April 11th, 2017. When individuals enter 26 Federal Plaza to check-in, they don’t know if they will be...Continue Reading

Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik to help social workers explore “The Religious Lives of New York Families” at May conference

April 6th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik, LICSW Religion and spirituality are often mistakenly described as strictly personal, interior phenomena – matters of the individual heart, mind, or soul.  But in fact, the religious lives of New Yorkers are inextricably tied to our relationships with families, friends, and loved ones. 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 that panel we will hear from Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik, LICSW, a clinician in private practice with Boston Evening Therapy Associates, as well as a Reiki Master and Hindu c...Continue Reading

“We need our smartest lawyers & our most passionate faith leaders to step up & out for love, justice & shalom” – Rev. Dr. Peter Heltzel offers Keynote Response at Faith Leader Retreat

April 3rd,2017 ICNY Latest News

https://youtu.be/7Ly0qXPdqp0 Keynote response by Rev. Dr. Peter Heltzel, Director of the Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary 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

STANDING UPtown for Justice and Religious Tolerance

April 1st,2017 ICNY Latest News

    DATE: Wednesday, April 5 TIME: 12:00–2:40 pm LOCATION: JTS, Broadway & W 122nd St, New York, NY 10027   JOIN US FOR AN INTERFAITH MARCH FOR JUSTICE AND RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE   Now more than ever, people of all faiths must stand together in support of justice and tolerance. As we approach Passover and Easter, join JTS in an interfaith march to make a powerful statement affirming the dignity of all people and the essential values of tolerance, racial justice, and welcoming the stranger. All those who support welcoming the stranger and promoting racial justice and religious tolerance are welcome.   LOCATION AND ROUTE   The march will begin at JTS (3080 Broadway at 122nd ...Continue Reading

ABC, Fox News, WNYC, Al Jazeera, and more: Compilation of media coverage on “City of Refuge”

Activists set up inflatable rafts holding the pictures and stories of refugees in front of the Trump Building on Wall Street, as part of a day of action to draw attention to their plight. (Annmarie Fertoli / WNYC News) "City of Refuge” was a 24-hour program of actions protesting abuse and discrimination against refugees both in the U.S. and abroad. Organized by numerous citywide groups, Tuesday's actions included education workshops, a demonstration outside the Wall Street Trump building, and an outdoor candlelight vigil at Trinity, where demonstrators held battery-powered tea lights and listened as clergy members read aloud the names of scores of refugees who had recently lost their lives...Continue Reading

Exploring “Interfaith Solidarity & Emerging Muslim-Jewish Alliances” with Cheikh Ahmed Mbareck and Rabbi Robert (Bob) Kaplan

March 27th,2017 ICNY Latest News

— Info/RSVP link — On April 5th, the Interfaith Center of New York 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.  In the afternoon, a panel discussion will be held on Interfaith Solidarity & Emerging Muslim-Jewish Alliances. The panelists: Cheikh Ahmed Mbareck was born in 1970 and raised in Mauritania. Upon arrival to the United States, Mr. Mbareck has become a leading voice on Muslim issues. He is the founder of New York Coalition Against Islamophobia. Mr. Mbareck is also the Executive Director of the Majlis Ashura (Islamic Leadership Council) of Metropo...Continue Reading

City of Refuge, a 24-hour mobilization to Stop the Refugee Ban, Save Asylum, and Defend Temporary Protected Status

March 24th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, March 28-29 Location: Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY City of Refuge is a 24-hour mobilization to Stop the Refugee Ban, Save Asylum, and Defend Temporary Protected Status. We are lifting up the stories of refugees and raising up our voices for humanitarian immigration. (This event was rescheduled due to the blizzard - please note that the event timings have slightly changed for the new dates) The Trump Administration has openly attacked and demonized refugees. The Administration has put forward a freeze on refugee admissions, barred Syrian refugees, and slashed the numbers of refugees admitted for the current year. Trump has ordered a cr...Continue Reading

“Empowering Communities against Hate Speech & Hate Crimes,” discussion with Sapreet Kaur, David J. Kennedy, and Rishi Singh

March 23rd,2017 ICNY Latest News

— Info/RSVP link — On April 5th, the Interfaith Center of New York 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.  In the afternoon, a panel discussion will be held on Empowering Communities against Hate Speech & Hate Crimes. The panelists: Sapreet Kaur has been the Executive Director since September 2009, of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the nation, .  During her time at the Sikh Coalition, Ms. Kaur has pursued a series of strategic initiatives, including strengthening hate crimes training, the Sikh Coalition’s engag...Continue Reading