Religion

Children wave signs supporting Donald Trump for president during a meeting in which the United Pakistani Christian Community endorsed the Republican nominee. (Photo by Michael Shain via Times Ledger)

Pakistani Christians Endorse Trump

Politics, Religion, South Asian August 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Pakistani Christians in Queens voiced their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, reports Times Ledger.

(Photo via Korea Daily)

One Korean Homeless Shelter Left in NYC

Housing, Religion, Social Services August 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The number of shelters serving Korean homeless people has dwindled to just one, Jesus Love House Mission in Flushing. Korea Daily speaks to homeless Koreans and the pastors who have run shelters in the community.

Police officers and members of the mosque after the meal (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Ramadan Celebrated with Interfaith Iftars in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish, Muslim, Religion June 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The Forward, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Sheepshead Bites cover iftars in Brooklyn in which Jews and Christians joined Muslims to break the fast during the month of Ramadan.

(Photo by Francesca Norsen Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Italian Parish in Brooklyn Marks 150 Years

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European June 24, 2016 at 8:15 am

At the sesquicentennial celebration for Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, the Van Westerhout Cittadini Molesi Cultural and Social Club gave the church a plaque that honored all immigrants, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Buddhist lamas cited a special prayer at the birthday celebration for Buddha. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for QNS)

A Birthday Celebration for Buddha in Queens

Asian, Queens, Religion May 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Some 500 Buddhists came out to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights in honor of the 2,560th birthday of Lord Gautama Buddha, reports QNS.

Daewoongjeon under constructions as a part of the New York Wonkaksa Temple Development Project.  (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Buddhist Complex Takes Shape in NY

Culture, East Asian, New York, Religion May 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Korean carpenters helped in the construction of a special sanctuary, part of the Korean Buddhist temple complex, Wonkaksa Temple, in Salisbury Mills, New York, reports Korea Daily.

The London exhibition of Amit and Naroop’s portraits of Sikhs gives an idea of the exhibition coming to New York later this year. (Photo from Amit and Naroop via News India Times)

Sikh Photo Exhibit in NYC

Religion, South Asian May 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

The Sikh Coalition will hold an exhibit of the portraits of Sikh Americans, around the 15th anniversary of September 11, in an effort to combat the hostility faced by the community, and spread awareness of the religion and culture, reports News India Times.

A Società Immacolata Concezione di Calitri group called Figlie di Maria (“Daughters of Mary”) outside Our Lady of Loreto, circa 1930. (Photo courtesy of Mario Toglia via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Future for Historic Italian Church in Brownsville?

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion, Western European April 25, 2016 at 1:19 pm

After Our Lady of Loreto was spared from demolition, the church that once provided a spiritual refuge for Italian immigrants stands empty. Local advocates and members of the Italian community tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle their proposals for preserving this testament to the neighborhood’s Italian history.

(Photo via Desi Talk)

Turbans in Times Square

Culture, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian April 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Thousands learned about Sikhism at the “Turban Day – Vaisakhi” celebration in Times Square on April 16, reports Desi Talk.

‘Padre Luis’ Brings Social Activism to White Plains

‘Padre Luis’ Brings Social Activism to White Plains

Latino, Metro Area, Religion April 15, 2016 at 11:37 am

Rev. Luis Barrios is taking his 30 years of experience working with New York’s Latino communities to a White Plains church, Westchester Hispano reports.

Part of a postcard promoting the mural, which will mark the 1,050th anniversary of the Christianization of Poland. (Photo courtesy of the Polish Culture Institute via Nowy Dziennik)

New Polish Mural Coming to NYC

Eastern European, Manhattan, Religion April 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

A mural commemorating the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s Christianization will go up in the East Village – once considered the Greenpoint of Manhattan – on the property of one of the oldest Polish churches in the city, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Chorus at the launch of the Revival Tour (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Riverside Event Kicks Off Social Justice ‘Revival Tour’

A “Revival Tour” to combat political rhetoric perceived as racist and xenophobic started off at Riverside Church and will make stops in 15 states.

Landmark Status? Hardly a Blessing for One Church

Landmark Status? Hardly a Blessing for One Church

Bronx, Real Estate, Religion April 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The pastor and parishioners at one Bronx parish worry that landmark designation for their Romanesque Revival church would carry too high a price tag, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Harlem Nuns Mark 100 Years

Harlem Nuns Mark 100 Years

Black, Manhattan, Religion March 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Two years after nearly closing, the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary in Harlem – one of only a few orders of Black nuns in the country – will celebrate a century of helping children and the needy, reports the Amsterdam News.

Concepcion Blanco y Ricardo Perez participaran de la procesion.
Preparandose para la procesion de Semana Santa. Freddy Blanco, su esposa Concepcion Blanco, Ricardo Perez, quien sera Jesus con el Padre Jose Felix Ortega en la Iglesia San Pedro en Riverdale Ave. en Yonkers.
Photo Credito Mariela Lombard/El Diario NY.

Immigrants on Good Friday: ‘Trump Is Crucifying Us’

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Religion March 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

A group of immigrants will stage the way of the Cross in Yonkers to pray for an end to the current xenophobic atmosphere, El Diario/La Prensa reports.