Sandra Mejías, at the training offered to Latino religious leaders on mental health. (Photo from the DOHMH)

Hispanic Religious Leaders Learn about Mental Health

Health, Latino, New York, Queens, Religion October 17, 2016 at 6:21 pm

The city’s health department is reaching out to Hispanic religious leaders to train them to deal with mental illnesses that most affect Latinos, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via News India Times)

New Temple for Hindus on LI

Long Island, Religion, South Asian October 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a 50,000-square-foot temple, has opened its doors in Melville after many years of work, reports News India Times.

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God as it would appear after expansion (Photo via QNS courtesy of Aries Dela Cruz)

Church Plans Draw Ire in ‘Little Manila’

Queens, Religion, Southeast Asian September 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

“Little Manila” residents in Woodside cite displacement and “economic and social repercussions” in their objections to a proposal by The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to increase its building size, report The FilAm and QNS.

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, South American September 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Our Lady of El Cisne (The Swan) is traveling across different parishes in New York, on a visit from Ecuador.

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

Elections 2016, 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.