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Sensei Barbara Joshin O’Hara to speak on Faith Families: Religious Kinship Beyond the Nuclear Family

April 20th,2017 ICNY Latest News, Uncategorized

Sensei Barbara Joshin O’Hara, MA, LCSW For social workers, it is important to know that religiously diverse clients’ family ties may not be limited to the nuclear or extended family.  Faith communities often function as what scholars have called “fictive kin,” playing important roles in many New Yorkers’ lives.  Our panelists will explore these issues through discussions of African-American Christian church families, contemporary Zen Buddhist views of sangha and community, and the spiritual lineage systems that help to define African diaspora Orisha communities. During our Social Work and Religious Diversity conference on May 10, we will learn about this subject from Sensei Barb...Continue Reading

MMR Side Door

April 3rd,2017 ICNY Uncategorized

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#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

Generation Peace Fellowship

January 31st,2017 ICNY Uncategorized

Date: Wednesday, February 15 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Different houses of worship in NYC Generation Peace is open to high school teens of all faith backgrounds living in New York City. They will learn important leadership skills, such as public speaking, media and storytelling, develop their confidence and identity as leaders, and will also be provided with seed grants to create their own Peace Projects. Deadline is extended to February 15th. For more information, click here....Continue Reading

Interfaith Seminar: Securing Religious & Communal Institutions

January 31st,2017 ICNY Uncategorized

Date: Monday, February 13 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 In light of recent attack on the Quebec Mosque, and remembering ones before it such as the Charleston church shooting, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, along with partners, Anti-Defamation League, NYPD, FBI, and the US Attorney’s Office, presents an Interfaith Seminar on Securing Religious and Communal Institutions. This program is designed for those responsible for security at religious and community institutions on how to prepare against and react to an emergency situation. For more info: Melanie 212-885-7757. Seats are limited. RSPV here....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

Governor Cuomo announces new hotline to protect refugees and report individuals believed to be missing or detained

January 30th,2017 ICNY Uncategorized

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has established a confidential toll-free hotline at 1-888-769-7243 for New Yorkers to report family members, relatives, friends or colleagues who are believed to be passengers on flights coming into the state, but are missing or believed to be detained as a result of recent federal actions. The hotline will be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will offer translation services....Continue Reading

Social Workers: save the date for upcoming conference “Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life”

January 30th,2017 ICNY Uncategorized

SAVE THE DATE: MAY 10, 2017 Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life Full Day Conference The Interfaith Center of New York and our partners are delighted to announce our next full-day continuing education conference for social service and mental health care providers.  Please save the date for Wednesday, May 10th, when we will explore the intimate ties between religion, spirituality, and family life in diverse local faith communities.  Detailed program and registration info coming soon. The conference will be co-sponsored by ICNY, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, and the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute.  It will help ser...Continue Reading

Registration Now Open for Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute Fall 2016 Conference

October 4th,2016 ICNY Uncategorized

“Embracing Diversity and Difference: Empathy as a Bridge to the Other” CEC's and Student Discounts Available Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York Date: Saturday, Nov. 12 Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Location: Jones Auditorium, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 How can we allow greater empathy for ourselves and others to emerge in increasingly diverse social contexts? Any form of difference can complicate deeper understanding. Calling on her considerable work in relational psychoanalysis and pastoral psychotherapy, Dr. Pamela Cooper-White will help us confront the...Continue Reading

Table Format for 9/11 Blog

August 29th,2016 ICNY Uncategorized

   The Faith Leaders (Photos & names link to video of their remarks 15 years ago): Dr. Uma Mysorekar, president of the Hindu Temple Society of New York Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis Babá Antonio Mondesire, Awo Ifá Ol'Obàtálá  (Ifá Preist), Interfaith Ambassador, Church of The Lukumi Babalu Aye Sister Aisha Al-Adawiya, founder and chair of Women in Islam  ...Continue Reading