Religion

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.  

Our Lady of Perpetual Church celebrates 125 years. (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Parish Marks 125 Years

Asian, Brooklyn, Latino, Religion November 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park is celebrating its 125th anniversary by holding masses and events that reflect its immigrant communities, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

A Trilingual Chinese Church in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration, Religion, Video November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

A video from BRIC TV gives a glimpse inside The Church of Grace to Fujianese NY in Sunset Park, one of the largest Chinese churches in NYC.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

Central American, Food, New York, Religion, Video October 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at questions of funding related to the city’s Free School Lunch for All program. Also covered is a campaign to educate Americans on the Sikh community, and a documentary on Mayan resistance in Guatemala.

Our Lady of Victories Parish in Jersey City, NJ (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Filipino Church in Jersey City Marks 100 Years

Immigration, Metro Area, Religion, Southeast Asian September 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

The congregation of Our Lady of Victories Parish, now made up primarily of Filipino immigrants, is holding a gala on Sept. 30 as part of a yearlong celebration of its centennial anniversary, writes Filipino Reporter.

The 41st Annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island (Screen shot via National Herald video)

A Weekend of Greek Festivals

Culture, Long Island, Religion, Staten Island, Western European September 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox churches on Staten Island and Long Island held Greek festivals over the weekend, reports The National Herald.

Wilfredo Benítez of the Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church photographed Morales-Guerra as she held her son. “I see Mary and the Christ child in this image,” he said. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Request Denied for Immigrant Living in Manhattan Church

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion August 31, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Amanda Morales-Guerra’s request for asylum has been denied, reports Manhattan Times. The Guatemalan immigrant found refuge in an Upper Manhattan church.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Saga of Guadalupe Shrine Removal Gripped Community

Metro Area, Mexican, Religion August 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

The return of a tree stump with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe – after a shrine beloved by the Mexican community in Passaic was torn down by the New Jersey city – seems to put an end to a saga that has gripped the local community.

El Salvador's Cardinal Gregorio Rosa-Chávez, with a Salvadoran family in Uniondale, New York. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Cardinal’s Visit Buoys Salvadorans on LI

Central American, Immigration, Long Island, Religion August 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

La Tribuna Hispana chronicles the historic visit to Long Island of El Salvador’s cardinal, during which he spoke in churches, community centers and a prison.

This photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 22 shows plywood has been placed where statues stood on the facade of Our Lady of Loreto Church. (photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Demolition Begun at Our Lady of Loreto

Brooklyn, Housing, Real Estate, Religion August 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that demolition has begun on a historic church in Brownsville.