Category: "Latest News"

Fill out our podcast survey for a chance to win tickets to a new Broadway musical

December 28th,2016 ICNY Latest News

Want to win tix to a Broadway Musical?   If you listen to podcasts, we'd like to hear from you. Just click here to fill out our survey:   If you complete the survey by January 1, you’ll have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the new Broadway musical IN TRANSIT. This new musical follows the story of 11 New Yorkers hoping to catch the express train to their dreams—and all the stops they make along the way. And it’s a capella score was written by a team that includes the creators of Pitch Perfect and Frozen. It’s a powerful show, not to be missed. ...Continue Reading

“We ain’t changing” – Support ICNY’s work to protect New Yorkers through advocacy, organizing and education

December 20th,2016 ICNY Latest News

The Interfaith Center of New York needs your support as we work to preserve the inclusive city we know and love.  Please make a donation in this crucial moment.   Last month, in a public address at Cooper Union, Mayor Bill de Blasio made clear that our city government is prepared to fight back against Donald Trump's bigoted, xenophobic policy proposals: deporting undocumented immigrants, bringing back stop-and-frisk policing, slashing social services, and creating a national registry of American Muslims.  Mayor de Blasio vowed that New York will remain a “sanctuary city” in the deepest sense of the term – a place of refuge and spiritual sustenance for every member of our beloved c...Continue Reading

The S.P.I.C.E.S. of Life: How Quakerism Taught Andy von Salis to Sit With Silence and Stand in Protest

December 15th,2016 ICNY Latest News, Podcasts

We're launching our new season with a podcast survey and a chance to win tickets to a new Broadway Musical! See below for details. _________________________________________________________ Andy von Salis and ICNY Podcast Producer Maggi Van Dorn In this episode of our free podcast series “NYC Faith Leaders,” Maggi Van Dorn talks with Andy von Salis, a clerk (or presiding moderator) of the New York Religious Society of Friends, also known as "Quakers," on how the practice of silence and commitment to equality have guided Quakers as some of the most powerful peace and justice makers in American history, and have personally empowered his own civil disobedience. On the Fundamental Beli...Continue Reading

Dec. 18 March for Immigrant New York

December 14th,2016 ICNY Latest News

  We invite you to join faith leaders in standing with Interfaith Network Co-Chair Minister Patricia Malcolm as she speaks at the March for Immigrant New York, 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th St between 1st and 2nd, and show our support for DACA and for justice and compassion for immigrants in the new Trump era.   Please let us know TODAY at if you will join us.   The Facebook Page for this Event is here. ...Continue Reading

Interfaith Friendship – On Amazon Prime and in New York Neighborhoods

December 13th,2016 ICNY Latest News

    You’ve most likely seen the viral video ad for Amazon Prime, in which a priest and imam demonstrate genuine friendship and mutual support across faith lines.     Their story reminded us of the countless relationships ICNY has helped to build, by bringing New York’s faith leaders together for a common purpose – like the friendship between Father Liam O’Doherty and Imam Tahir Kukiqi, respectively the former pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel, on Staten Island, and spiritual leader of the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center.     The images are similar, but stories behind them are quite different.  The priest and imam in the Amazon ad have evidently developed a true frie...Continue Reading

BLOG: “A Voice of Assurance & Hope in Turbulent Times” by Kevin Childress

December 6th,2016 ICNY Interfaith Matters Blogs, Latest News

by Kevin Childress, Social Media Manager of The Interfaith Center of New York In the days following the Presidential election, The Interfaith Center of New York’s website and social media channels saw a significant uptick in visitors.  People seemed to be seeking out a specific type of content, with posts like these attracting the most attention: “NYC will sue if Trump implements Muslim registry: de Blasio” “What to do if You Encounter Someone Racially Abusing Someone Else” “ICNY is Improving Public Safety for all New Yorkers with a Religious Diversity Training film for the NYPD" This response is something I have witnessed repeatedly as the social media manager at ICNY.  ...Continue Reading

Message from ICNY Interim Executive Director

December 2nd,2016 ICNY Latest News

Dear Friends,   At times, in my darker moments, it seems like American political life has been entirely transformed since ICNY’s last monthly newsletter, which was sent out just days before the presidential election.  A national registry for Muslims?  A deportation force for DREAMers?  Stripping citizenship from flag-burners?  Um . . . excuse me?  Have we all gone through the alt-right rabbit hole?   But in the weeks since the election, in my brighter moments, I have been reminded of the enduring vitality of our grassroots, multicultural democracy.  On November 14th, speaking at a conference on religious pluralism co-sponsored by Kingsborough Community College, ICNY, and others, R...Continue Reading

See IN TRANSIT, Broadway’s 1st A Cappella Musical! Tickets from $69*

December 1st,2016 ICNY Latest News

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A new musical about that time in your life when your career is a work in progress, your love life makes you question life, and your friends are your family.  IN TRANSIT, a funny and poignant new Broadway musical, follows the intertwined lives of 11 New Yorkers faced with the challenges of city life.  With a groundbreaking a cappella score by a team including the creators of Pitch Perfect and Frozen, IN TRANSIT takes you on a journey with people hoping to catch the express train to their dreams—including the stops they make along the way.  Modern yet timeless, IN TRANSIT is a story about all of us, set to music that will stay with you long after the ride is over. With a book, music and...Continue Reading

Press Conference & Rally in Queens on Friday to Declare “Hate Free Zones”

December 1st,2016 ICNY Latest News

Hate Free Zone: Love and Protect Each Other   Date: Friday, December 2 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Diversity Plaza at corner of 74th St & 37th Rd in Jackson Heights   In a time of uncertainty and attacks on our communities, join us in Queens for a press conference and rally to show our love and pledge to defend each other.  For more information, contact DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) at 718.205-3036 or  A flyer is available here....Continue Reading

ICNY is seeking a new Operations Manager

December 1st,2016 ICNY Latest News

We're Hiring! ICNY is seeking a new Operations Manager - the job description and application instructions are here: Please share this job description with any strong candidates in your community or professional network....Continue Reading