Category: "Upcoming Programs"

Religious Leadership for an Inclusive City under the Trump Administration – Save the Date for upcoming faith leader retreat

February 10th,2017 ICNY Latest News, Upcoming Programs

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 5, 2017 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, collab­orati...Continue Reading

“Rumi’s Secret” at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

January 16th,2017 ICNY Latest News, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs

    Date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Time:  7:00 pm Location:  The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street   ICNY, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and our partners are delighted to welcome bestselling author Brad Gooch and leading imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to discuss Gooch's moving new biography of Rumi, the renowned thirteenth century Persian poet and Sufi mystic. In addition to a conversation about Rumi’s life and legacy, the evening will include performances of Sufi music and dance by celebrated New York composer Amir Alan Vahab and Persian dance master Rana Gorgani.   Rumi famously wrote: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing / and rightdo...Continue Reading

Faith Leader Survey from the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

    The New York City Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) is seeking input from New York’s religious leaders, to help them serve diverse local communities.  DYCD’s essential mission is to invest in a network of community-based organizations and programs that alleviate the effects of poverty, and provide opportunities for all New Yorkers to flourish.  If you are a New York City clergy member or community leader, we hope you will click here to take a brief survey. Please take a moment and tell DYCD about the programs and services your faith community needs, as well as the programs and services your congregation or organization provides. Thanks for helping DYCD help ...Continue Reading

K-12 Teachers Nationwide Welcome to Apply for ICNY’s next Summer Institute “Religious Worlds of New York”

    K-12 teachers are invited to apply for the Religious Worlds of New York summer institute – a three week program, with a generous stipend, that will help them teach about religious diversity.  Applications are due by March 1st. In today’s climate of religious bigotry and extremism, public, private, and faith-based schools can help to promote interfaith understanding.  The July 2017 Religious Worlds institute will give teachers the tools they need to help build a more inclusive society.  Past participants have described the institute as “my best professional development experience ever” and “one of the best learning expe­riences of my life” (click here for many more ev...Continue Reading

Peace Lanterns Festival: A Day of Meditation, Music, and Water Activities to Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace

September 20th,2016 ICNY Latest News, Upcoming Programs

Date: Sunday, September 25 Time: 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd & 49th Ave., Long Island City This floating lantern ceremony is inspired by Buddhist tradition and continues a 14-year partnership between HarborLAB Executive Director Erik Baard and Rev. Dr. TK Nakagaki (President of the Buddhist Council of NYC), but is open to all faiths and ethical philosophies. More about HarborLAB. More about Buddhist Council of NYC and its Meditate NYC program for personal and societal healing. Activities and approximate schedule: Kayaking (230pm-6pm), lantern decorating and face painting/temporary tattoos (230pm-6pm), yoga, meditation, and music (230pm-6pm), sp...Continue Reading

9/11 Day of Service

September 5th,2016 ICNY Latest News, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs

Date: Sunday, September 11 Times: 2 hour shifts still available at 7:00 am and 3:00 pm Location: Pier 36 (Basketball City) 299 South St.   The national nonprofit, 9/11 Day, is working with a coalition of interfaith, service, youth and educational organizations to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by packing more than 500,000 meals at Pier 36, 299 South St. New York on Sunday, September 11th. There are slots left at the 7am shift and the 3pm shift.  9/11 Day is still looking for sponsors who can donate between 1k and 5k. For more info on how to support this day contact  Click here to register. ...Continue Reading

The Harlem Family Carnival to Support Reentering Citizens and their Families

September 2nd,2016 ICNY Latest News, Program Archive, Upcoming Programs

  Date: Saturday, September 10 Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: 170 E. 121 Street   The Harlem Community Justice Center and partnering local non-profits, community members, faith based organizations, businesses, and social service providers will come together to host a community event outside of our courthouse, located at 170 E. 121 Street. The Harlem Family Carnival will offer a message of inclusion and support to formerly incarcerated individuals returning to our community as well as provide the community a day filled with free family activities.   Located in an old magistrate’s courthouse in the heart of East Harlem, the Harlem Community Justice Center (“The Justice Center”...Continue Reading