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Children in East Harlem learn to sing, read music and about self-discipline. (Photo by Zaira Cortés/El Diario La Prensa)

A Song of Hope for El Barrio Kids

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Youth January 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

East Harlem children’s choir Voices of El Barrio teaches kids to sing and read music, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

African American, Featured Posts, Religion, Video, Voices' Picks January 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Several members of the congregation have struggled with substance abuse or spent time in prison.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel on E. 115th was founded in 1881. (Photo by Paul Lowry, Flickr Creative Commons License)

East Harlem Italian Parish Gets New Life from Polish Order

In the News, Manhattan, Religion July 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has recently been placed under the care of the Polish Pallottine order. The change has brought a Polish priest and the addition of a Polish Mass, just in time for the celebration of the church’s feast, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Queens Polish Parish Marks 100 Years

Queens Polish Parish Marks 100 Years

Eastern European, History, Queens, Religion June 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Holy Cross Parish in Maspeth, Queens, celebrates a century of service in the Polish community. Nowy Dziennik looks at milestones in the church’s history and how Poles have been celebrating the anniversary.

Former professional players from El Salvador play a key role in the development of Long Island's soccer leagues. These include Oscar Ajuria, Sergio Valencia and Wilman Gonzalez. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Menjivar via EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Public Art, Soccer and Interfaith Harmony

Culture, Sports June 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

A synagogue within an Episcopal church in downtown Manhattan; soccer teams that bind together Latino communities on Long Island; and the Latinos who have brought color and art to the morning subway commute in New York City.

This striking photo from The Jackson Heights Herald shows the controversial pedestrian plaza on 37th Road. (Photo by The Jackson Heights Herald)

Voices in Focus: Controversy Over Two Buildings and a Plaza

Culture, History April 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Today in the ethnic and community press, we found reporting on an unwanted pedestrian plaza, two buildings cherished by immigrant communities, and a decadent treat on offer in Washington Heights.

On Jan. 29, protesters including Councilman Fernando Cabrera, Seungho Yang of the Korean Council of Churches and Comptroller John Liu marched across Brooklyn Bridge.

Churches Brace for Eviction From Public Schools

Bronx, Brooklyn, New York February 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

The news that from this Sunday, religious institutions will be excluded from renting schools for worship has set off a flurry of protest and organizing by the affected congregations. Among the congregations that currently worship in schools are Haitian and Korean churches, churches with primarily African-American congregations and churches where services are conducted in Spanish.

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Greenpoint church to aid the homeless

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Housing January 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

When the temperatures drop in Greenpoint, the St Anthony of Padua Church will open its door to homeless members of the community. In addition, the Polish Consulate has provided sleeping bags for people with no place to call home, since a large portion of Greenpoint’s homeless community is Polish.

Members of the Korean American Presbyterian Church of Queens make a heart with their arms to signify the baskets of "love."

Church members donate “baskets of love”

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Queens December 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

These beautiful “Baskets of Love” were assembled by members of the Korean American Presbyterian Church of Queens. Volunteers donated baskets of fruit and chocolate as part of an annual holiday tradition. “Baskets of Love” were delivered to police stations, fire stations and nursing homes in Flushing. Church members formed heartsRead More

NY’s gay Irish keep mass attendance alive

Manhattan, Western European November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Despite the Roman Catholic Church’s condemnation of homosexuality, gay Irish Catholics have found a welcoming place of worship in a Greenwich Village church. Each Sunday evening, roughly 100 members of Dignity, a Catholic non-profit organization for homosexual and trans-gender persons, transform the Episcopal Church St John into an unusual CatholicRead More

Friday morning at the Give Them to Eat Ministries food pantry.

Church worries about pantry’s future

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Church-run food pantry faces an uncertain future due to rising rent and food prices.

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

In the News, Latino, Queens November 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

Catholic churches in Queens offer various services to the community, something few Hispanics realize.