Our Lady of Loreto, now closed, with recently built low-income housing behind it. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can an Italian Church in Brownsville Be Saved?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

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.

Pastors and community leaders after discussing "sanctuary churches" for undocumented Koreans. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean American ‘Sanctuary Churches’

East Asian, Immigration, Religion March 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Korean-American pastors and community leaders announced the opening of “sanctuary churches” to undocumented Koreans, reports The Korea Times.

Religious Diversity of Flushing Captured in Photo Series

Religious Diversity of Flushing Captured in Photo Series

Queens, Religion February 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

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.

(Image via Diario de México video below)

Mexicans Celebrate Candlemas In New York

Mexican, New York, Religion February 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Local Mexicans celebrated the traditional “La Candelaria” (Candlemas) day by dressing up Baby Jesus figurines, Diario de México USA reports.

Celebrating the Festival of Colors in Richmond Hill (Photo by Atomische * Tom Giebel, Creative Commons license)

Phagwah Parade Announced in Richmond Hill

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Religion January 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm

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 priests and parishioners of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany in Battery Park with a Blessing of the Waters and a plunge for the Holy Cross. (Image via video from The National Herald)

A Plunge for the Epiphany at Battery Park

Manhattan, Religion January 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm

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.

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Video, Youth January 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

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.

Sanctuary church of St. Peter’s, crowded with immigrant parishioners. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Sanctuary Churches Gear Up

Immigration, New York, Religion January 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Several religious centers in New York are broadening their network to protect undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mayor Dennis Pilla, Councilman Luis Marino, State Senator George Latimer, State Assemblyman Steve Otis, Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway, Port Chester Village Manager Christopher Steers, St. Peter’s Church Rector Father Hilario Albert and activist and HVCC director Luis Yumbla at the community meeting held in Port Chester to support immigrants facing fear. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Building Sanctuaries to Help Immigrants in Westchester

Elections 2016, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Religion November 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm

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.

Artists in front of the Passaic mural (Photo via Diario de Mexico USA)

Graffiti Artists Pay Homage to Virgin of Guadalupe

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Religion November 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm

A group of Mexican graffiti artists have painted a mural honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe in Passaic, New Jersey, Diario de México USA reports.

At Riverside Park in Manhattan. 200 people participate in the annual "Walk to Feed the Hungry" organized by Buddhist Global Relief.  (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of New York)

Buddhists Walk Against Hunger

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Voices' Picks November 1, 2016 at 5:23 pm

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.

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, Voices' Picks 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.