Tag: "social justice"

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

21st Rabbi Marshall Meyer Retreat; JPM Fellows

  The 21st Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Interfaith Retreat on Social Justicetook place June 16 and 17, 2009, with over one hundred guests and speakers fully engaged in the topic of immigration. From diverse religious leaders and city agencies who provide needed social services that help immigrants integrate, to representatives of the New Sanctuary Movement, Riverside's Sojourners, American Friends Service Committee, and Cabrini Immigrant Services, the stories of of immigrants who bring their hopes and dreams to the United States came to the fore. For more than 12 million immigrants living in the US who are undocument, the system is rigid and inhumane. Families are at risk of being torn ap...Continue Reading