Our Lady of Loreto, the century-old church built by Italian immigrants, faces demolition but supporters, and a Queens senator, hope to save the historic building, report Brooklyn Downtown Star and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Korean-American pastors and community leaders announced the opening of “sanctuary churches” to undocumented Koreans, reports The Korea Times.
Flushing artist and educator Gina Minielli has set out to photograph some of the more than 200 houses of worship in the Queens neighborhood, reports QNS.
Local Mexicans celebrated the traditional “La Candelaria” (Candlemas) day by dressing up Baby Jesus figurines, Diario de México USA reports.
The annual Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hill will take place on March 12 this year as organizers seek to attract a diverse crowd, reports Times Ledger.
The congregation of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians in America commemorated the Epiphany with a procession and a retrieval of the Holy Cross at the southern tip of Manhattan, reports The National Herald.
Children of different faiths gathered at the Madina Masjid on Jan. 8 to play games and eat pizza, to demonstrate in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win, that it’s possible to unite and play together.
Several religious centers in New York are broadening their network to protect undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Activists and politicians have begun promoting sanctuaries to be located in Port Chester and other cities in Westchester to protect undocumented immigrants against deportation, Westchester Hispano reports.
A group of Mexican graffiti artists have painted a mural honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe in Passaic, New Jersey, Diario de México USA reports.
Buddhist Global Relief sponsored a four mile “Walk to Feed the Hungry” on Oct. 29, whose proceeds will benefit the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.
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.
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.
“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 (The Swan) is traveling across different parishes in New York, on a visit from Ecuador.