The Buddhist Council of New York’s leader noted that Buddhism has gained much recognition and attention in the 30 years since he arrived here.
The Tablet reports on Grindr Shabbat services, which address questions about Judaism, Israel and “the intersectionality of being queer and being Jewish.”
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black Lives Matter and ICE-Free NYC activists protested immigration raids, and LaGuardia workers asked for a minimum wage of $15 per hour, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The traditional parade organized by El Museo del Barrio also brought social and political messages, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
St. Roch in The Bronx reopened for Christmas, as their parishioners are fighting for the church’s survival, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
In the tri-state area, Indian Christians celebrate Christmas at a variety of churches offering services in numerous languages, reports News India Times.
A Bay Ridge-based community group is about to launch an initiative to deal with a possible backlash against the area’s Muslim community, writes the Home Reporter.
Latinos honor the Virgen Morena (Dark-Skinned Virgin) with a year-round, door-to-door pilgrimage, El Diario reports.
Politicans and community leaders gathered in Woodhaven to protest the Hindu flag-burning that occurred in front of the home of an Indo-Caribbean family.
A church that supported the community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, despite sustaining serious damage itself, was restored and rededicated on Nov. 30, Sheepshead Bites reports.
Various celebrations of the Hindu festival Navratri were held in the New York metropolitan area, News India Times reports.
A Harlem convent is struggling to revitalize itself amidst a decline in the nun population, reports The Uptowner.
Pope Francis has joined more than half a million New Yorkers as the newest holder of the IDNYC.
A hand crafted pagoda is donated by the person who made it to a Cambodian temple, reports Ditmas Park Corner.
In the wake of the murder of bloggers in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi writers spoke out recently at a PEN American Center meeting in support of free speech and secularism.