Tag: "Brooklyn"

“A Common Language that is Always Present” – Rev. Sarah McCaslin on her Spiritual Calling to a Life of Ministry, Psychotherapy, and Waffles

   Host Maggi Van Dorn (left) With Rev. Sarah McCaslin    Our Guest:    Rev. Sarah McCaslin, MDiv, LMSW, Waffle Church Minister at St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn, and resident therapist at the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. In a 2-part episode, Sarah talks with us about how her desire to serve and help others leads her on a simultaneous journey of ministry and psychotherapy.  And yes, there will be waffles along the way!  Highlights:   On "Dinner Church": It links really well to the scriptural stories that we understand about the beginning of Communion, and Jesus and his disciples gathered for a meal. Before there were churches, [early Christians] were meeting in eac...Continue Reading

Elder Abuse Roundtable Convenes in Brooklyn

A Roundtable Discussion on the problems of Elder Abuse was held on Wednesday, January 25 at the Brooklyn District Attorney's offices, with welcoming remarks being offered by District Attorney Charles J. Hynes (pictured). The Roundtable, coordinated by The Interfaith Center of New York, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and New York City Elder Abuse Center, was attended by numerous Brooklyn religious leaders, and covered statistics on Elder Abuse in New York City, focusing on early warning signs, and how to get help for abused seniors. “Elder abuse happens in every culture and country, and in every socioeconomic class,” said King...Continue Reading

January 25: Brooklyn Courts Roundtable on Elder Abuse

The Interfaith Center of New York, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, Kings County District Attorney's Office and New York City Elder Abuse Center Invite Brooklyn Community Leaders to a Roundtable Discussion "Elder Abuse: the Invisible Epidemic" "I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated," - former MGM leading man Mickey Rooney, testifying on elder abuse before the United States Congress, March 2, 2011   Every year in the city of New York, 100,000 seniors are the victims of physical, psychological, emotional or sexual abuse, as well as neglect, abandonment, and financial exploitation.  Only about 4% of these cases are reported – the rest are suffering i...Continue Reading

February 29: Free Legal Clinic, Brooklyn

The Interfaith Center of New York and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Community Outreach Program are bringing Free Legal Consultation Services to needy members of the Brooklyn community. The Free Legal Clinic is facilitated by a team of volunteer New York State attorneys and court clerks who will be setting up temporary offices in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to provide free legal consultations to those in need.  Free legal counseling will be offered for one day only, in the areas of domestic violence, child custody and visitation, consumer debts (including bankruptcy/foreclosures) landlord/tenant issues, divorces, and immigration. The Free Legal Clinic is coming to ...Continue Reading

Free Legal Clinic, in Retrospect

The Free Legal Clinic was conceived by the New York State Courts Access to Justice Community Outreach Program as part of the American Bar Association’s “Celebrate Pro Bono” initiative, taking place nationwide during the final week of October (October 24-28).  The objective of the “Free Legal Clinic” was to provide free legal counseling to underserved sectors of New York City’s diverse communities.  This was to be achieved by partnering with a different local organization in each of the five boroughs each day of the week, and create temporary consultation spaces where needy community members could receive free services in the form of:     Private one-on-one l...Continue Reading