Religion

Youths who took part in the National TPS Alliance traveled to the Vatican to attend the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. (Photo by Erik Villalobos via El Diario)

Masses and a Pilgrimage: Immigrants Celebrate Romero Canonization

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, Religion October 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

As 19 tri-state area residents made a pilgrimage to Rome for the canonization of Monsignor Romero and to ask the pope to intercede for TPS beneficiaries, local churches are also celebrating, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church has
undergone a significant restoration. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

The Revival of a Washington Heights Greek Church

Manhattan, Religion, Western European September 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm

A renovation of the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights represents more than just an aesthetic restoration, reports Manhattan Times.

First Chinese Baptist Church

Chinatown Church Marks 92 Years

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video September 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm

SinoVision English Channel visits the First Chinese Baptist Church, founded 92 years ago in response to Chinatown gang violence.

Pritpal Singh, left, senior policy advisor for United Sikhs, announces new Sikh lesson plans for 5th and 6th grade alongside Assemblyman David Weprin, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, right, and members of the Sikh community. (Photo by Anna Sackel via Queens Chronicle)

Sikhism Added to NYC School Curriculum

Education, New York, Religion July 26, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Lessons on Sikhism will be added to the fifth and sixth grade curriculum in NYC public schools, reports Queens Chronicle.

Deborah Barrios Vásquez and her son Kener Maldonado during the announcement. (Photo by María Lombard via El Diario)

Another Guatemalan Mother Takes Refuge in a NY Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion June 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm

In the third such case in New York in the past year, a Guatemalan mother facing deportation is taking sanctuary in an Upper West Side church as she asks ICE to review its decision, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rev. Clint Padgitt (at right, wearing white alb and tippet) welcomes the Rev. Klaus Dieter Gress, the new pastor of Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Photo by Francesca N. Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A New Pastor at German Church in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion May 3, 2018 at 2:27 pm

In a story on the new pastor at Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a look at the church’s immigrant history.

Guatemalan immigrant Aura Hernández with her children, Camila and Daniel, in the Upper West Side church Fourth Universalist Society. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘I’m No Fugitive,’ Says 2nd Immigrant Refugee in Manhattan Church

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan, Religion April 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Aura Hernández, the second Guatemalan mother who has sought refuge in a Manhattan church fearing deportation, says she was abused by a Border Patrol officer and vows to resist ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Assembly member Jo Anne Simon and Council member Brad Lander call on LPC to landmark 238 and 236 President St. (right building). (Photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

A Call to Protect Historic Carroll Gardens Kindergarten

Brooklyn, Education, History, Latino, Religion March 27, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Brooklyn media outlets cover local efforts to save two buildings in Carroll Gardens, one of which served as the borough’s first public kindergarten and later its first Spanish-speaking parish.

St. Rosalia Church at 14th Avenue and 63rd Street in Dyker Heights (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Italian Church in Brooklyn to Be Demolished?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Paper cover efforts by Dyker Heights residents and preservationists to save St. Rosalia Church, founded in 1902 by Italian immigrants.

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

Our Lady of China Comes to Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video January 31, 2018 at 3:57 pm

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Chinatown, a second home for many of its Chinese immigrant congregation, welcomed an Our Lady of China statue, reports SinoVision English Channel.

The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, with fellow Dominicans at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

St. Patrick’s Mass Kicks Off Dominican Heritage Month

Dominican, Manhattan, Religion January 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

A Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in honor of the Virgin of Altagracia kicked off Dominican Heritage Month, while environmentalists protested the presence of the Dominican first lady, Impacto Latino and Dominican Today report.

Rev. Fabian Arias (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Sanctuary Churches: ICE is Ramping Up Harassment

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

In the wake of the controversial detention of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, the city’s sanctuary churches denounced the increased presence of ICE agents in their houses of worship, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Hijabi Beauty Vloggers Inspire Brooklyn Playwright

Brooklyn, Muslim, Religion January 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Muslim beauty gurus on YouTube inspired playwright Sarah Badiyah Sakaan to produce “The Art of Hijab, Kohl Black, and the Right Way to Pray,” an interfaith play premiering Jan. 11 in Crown Heights, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Hoboken Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla on Dec. 15 at City Hall, where children from the Mustard Seed School sang Christmas carols. (Photo from Facebook page of Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla)

South Asians and the ‘Spirit of Christmas’

Religion, South Asian, Traditions December 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Desi Talk explores the many ways that South Asians, some Christian, some Hindu, some Muslim and some Sikh, mark Christmas.

(Image via Impacto Latino)

Virgin of Guadalupe Festivities Dedicated to Dreamers

Manhattan, Mexican, Religion December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

In an interview regarding the Guadalupe celebrations at St. Patrick’s Cathedral next week, Mexican community leader Jaime Lucero advances the creation of a new political party in Mexico that includes immigrants in the U.S., Impacto Latino reports.