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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

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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PRESS CONFERENCE: Tell The New York City Mayor & The New York State Governor to extend public safety budget dollars to protecting our communities!

January 26th,2017 ICNY Latest News

***Media Advisory*** Press Conference to be held on the steps of The City Hall in New York City. WHERE: On the steps of the City Hall, New York, New York. WHEN: Thursday, February 02, 2017, 1-2:30 PM. Media Contacts: Sheikh Musa Drammeh: 718.822.5555 WHO: The New York Peace Coalition, I am My Community Inc., NY Neighborhood Unity Alliance, Public Safety Dames, Bronx Educators United for Justice, C-BALL, Community Peace Patrol Officers, Black Spades, Bronx Community Council, Adopt-A-Friend, Inc. and The Bronx Clergy Task Force are protesting the 2017 New York City and State preliminary budget projections for not including funds that will support grassroots community initiatives to p...Continue Reading

Rallies to Oppose Executive Orders on Muslim Immigration tonight (Jan 25th) 5pm

January 25th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Date: Today, Wednesday, January 25th Time: 5:00 pm Location: Washington Square Park Arch Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Trump will sign an executive order today, restricting entry to the US from majority Muslim countries. As a city of immigrants, we cannot stay silent in the face of such hate. We ask you to gather with us tonight, to show President Trump that all New Yorkers stand with our Muslim neighbors. Together, we will form a beacon of light against the coming darkness.   Organized by cair-ny.org  For additional information click here.   Date: Today, Wednesday, January 25th Time: 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm Location: Avenue C Plaza, McDonald Avenue an...Continue Reading