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Social Work and Religious Diversity Conference offers 7 Hours of CEC’s for New York State LM/LCSWs

Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life Full-Day Conference on May 10, 2017, The Interfaith Center of New York and our partners are delighted to announce a continuing education conference for social workers and their colleagues.  We hope you can join us on Wednesday, May 10th, to explore the relationships between religion, spirituality, and family life.  Panel discussions with faith-based service providers and community leaders will focus on the religious lives of diverse New York families, the distinctive needs and concerns of interfaith families, and the ways that faith communities themselves may function as families for many New Yorkers. The conf...Continue Reading

Civic & Faith Leaders Discuss Civil Rights & Diverse Faith-Based Collaboration in a Time of Hate

March 20th,2017 ICNY Latest News

After the April 5 conference keynote address by Donna Lieberman, she will be joined by two leaders of different faith communities for their response, and to explore together how civil rights and diverse faith-based collaboration can better occur. Donna Lieberman, Esq. (pictured above, left), Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). Under Ms. Lieberman’s leadership, NYCLU has been widely recognized as one of New York state’s, and indeed, the nation’s, leading voices for freedom, justice, and equality for all. Their advocating for those whose rights and liberties have been denied, has made NYCLU a powerful force on the American rights landscape. During her ten...Continue Reading

Resistance, Advocacy & Sanctuary Spaces for Immigrants & Refugees, with Dr. Diane Steinman, Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Ravi Ragbir & Rev. Juan Carlos Luis

March 18th,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.  After the keynote welcome by NYCLU's Donna Lieberman, a panel discussion will be held on the role of religious leaders in supporting New York’s diverse immigrant communities. The panelists: Dr. Diane Steinman (pictured top left) is the co-founder and director of the New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform, a network of diverse faith community leaders and organizations formed in 2009 to advocate adoption of just and humane immig...Continue Reading

NYCLU director Donna Lieberman to open April 5 Faith Leader Retreat “Hospitality in a Time of Hate: Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration”

March 17th,2017 ICNY Latest News

-- Click here for more info & to register for this conference -- 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. The distinguished keynote speaker of this conference will be Donna Lieberman, Esq., the Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. In addition to discussing the essential work of the NYCLU, Ms. Lieberman will share her vision of New York City – exploring how the history and character of the city we love can serve as moral resource for resistance to the Trump agenda. Under Ms. Lieberman...Continue Reading

RSVP Now for April 5 Conference: “Hospitality in a Time of Hate: Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration”

March 9th,2017 ICNY Latest News, Upcoming Programs

RSVP for the 33rd Rabbi Marshall Meyer Retreat for Social Justice Hospitality in a Time of Hate: Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration 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. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interchurch Center | 475 Riverside Drive | New York, New York Featuring Keynote Speaker Donna Lieberman, Esq., Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union Brief Faith Community Panel Reactions to the Keynote Speech Dr. Debbie Almontaser, President, Muslim Community Network Rev. D...Continue Reading

Stand with Ravi: Press conference and Jericho Walk

March 7th,2017 ICNY Latest News

    Date: Thursday, March 9th at 9 am Location: Foley Square (111 Worth Street near the fountain), New York, NY   On March 9th, elected officials, immigrant rights organizations, labor unions, faith leaders and community members will gather to show solidarity with the countless individuals affected by deportation, such as Ravi Ragbir, Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC.   City Council Members Jumaane Williams,Ydanis Rodriguez, and Daniel Dromm, and State Senator Gustavo Rivera will be in attendance. The event is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Defender Services, Detention Watch Network, Families for Freedom, the Immigrant Defense Project, LatinoJustice, The Legal Aid Socie...Continue Reading

Registration now open for May 10 Social Work & Religious Diversity conference – 7 CEC’s for New York LMSWs & LCSWs

February 28th,2017 ICNY Latest News, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs

Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life Registration Now Open for a Full Day Conference on May 10, 2017 7 Hours of Continuing Education for New York State LMSWs and LCSWs The Interfaith Center of New York and our partners are delighted to announce a continuing education conference for social workers and their colleagues.  Please join us on Wednesday, May 10, to explore the intimate ties between religion, spirituality, and family life in diverse local faith communities. The conference is cosponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, and the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute.  It will he...Continue Reading

“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 tm457@cumc.columbia.edu, or John Sigmund at jfxsigmund@gmail.com....Continue Reading