Tag: "New York City"

“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

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

ICNY is Improving Public Safety for all New Yorkers with a Religious Diversity Training Video for NYPD Officers

Policing in Today’s Multi-Faith New York: Working with the NYPD to Improve Public Safety for All New Yorkers by Dr. Henry Goldschmidt Imagine you’re an officer in the New York City Police Department.  It’s Friday night, and you’re working on a block that’s closed for police activity.  A young woman wearing a long, modest skirt and full-sleeved blouse says she lives on the block, and needs to get past the police line.  You ask for identification to check her address, and she tells you bluntly, “I can’t carry ID on Shabbos – it’s against the Torah.”  Is she for real, or maybe up to something?  The next day, you’re providing first aid for a young man with a full b...Continue Reading

Statement: Standing with Muslim New Yorkers & Other American Religious Minorities

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election strengthens ICNY's resolve to overcome bigotry, prejudice, and violence – working with and for New York’s grassroots religious and civic leaders in the weeks, months, and years ahead.  We stand proudly with Muslim New Yorkers and other religious minorities who contribute so much to our shared city and nation.  As we fought the attempts of candidate Trump to marginalize immigrants and religious minorities, so will we continue to do so throughout his presidency.  Grounded in First Amendment principles and shared religious values, we will strive to make New York and the world safe for religious diversity....Continue Reading

Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute Fall 2016 Conference for Clinicians, Counselors, Clergy and the Curious

“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

“Carrying the Cane of Moses”: Faith Leader Spotlight on Imam Konate

February 23rd,2015 ICNY Latest News

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Imam Konate   by Anna Rubin Imam Konate became an imam in 1996 after coming to the United States.  When he arrived in Harlem, there was a sizable and growing Muslim African immigrant population but no mosque in which they could comfortably pray. All of the mosques in the area conducted their services primarily in English, and it was difficult for these new immigrants to come to the mosque and learn with the community. Imam Konate mobilized the immigrants to create their own houses of worship, and now there are ten African mosques in Harlem alone. They communicate with each other and stay active and organized through the work of the Council of African Imams, a body that allows the Imams o...Continue Reading

What Is ID NYC? Information Session on the New Municipal ID

Date: February 18, 2015 Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am Location: The Interchurch Center Building, Sockman Lounge, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115 “Every New Yorker deserves the peace of mind of a government-issued photo identification card.”  The municipal ID is available for New Yorkers age 16 and above, including more than 500,000 undocumented New Yorkers. IDNYC promises to bring benefits to EVERY city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, young adults, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, formerly incarcerated individuals and others who may have difficulty obtaining government-issued ID. It will be broadly accepted by City Government as proof o...Continue Reading

Neighborhood Leadership Institutes

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and The New York Community Trust, in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City, are offering free skill-building workshops for emerging immigrant leaders. The workshops will cover navigating city government, the fundamentals of organizing communities and grassroots fundraising. Groups will be invited to apply for micro-grant funds and project planning assistance to undertake a community improvement project upon completion of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute. The Neighborhood Leadership Institutes target priority neighborhoods with fast-growing immigrant communities: Bronx Concourse / Morrisania / Mott Haven Manhattan East Harlem / H...Continue Reading

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities Forums

Overview: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities Forums are a vital component of One NYC One Nation, a joint partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, The New York Community Trust, and One Nation. One NYC One Nation provides tools to better access city government, train emerging leaders, promote financial empowerment, and support college readiness through targeted immigrant civic engagement zones. The forums are aimed at informing immigrant New Yorkers about city services and opportunities to become more involved in their communities. Community Benefits: The Know Your Rights and Responsibilities forums are a partnership between the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and ...Continue Reading