Religion

Bay Ridge corner co-named for historic church

On Saturday, elected officials and members of the community attended a street naming ceremony in Bay Ridge.  “Our Lady of Angels Way” will now be posted on the corner of 73rd Street and 4th Avenue. … Full Article

Historic Ft. Greene church calls native Brooklynite as new pastor

This Sunday, Sept. 17, will be a true Brooklyn homecoming for both the Rev. David Telfort and the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. … Full Article

Sept. 11 Services: Interfaith group gathers on Brooklyn Heights Promenade for words of healing, grace and mercy

“Grace is wider and deeper than you think, and it can change far more than you ever imagine. You can’t learn grace. You have to surrender to it.”   … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Sept. 6

Bishop DiMarzio: Dreamers ‘Are Contributing to Our Society’ Leader of Brooklyn’s Roman Catholics Makes Statement on DACA Decision … Full Article

Bishop DiMarzio announces new diocesan commission on racism

The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn, on Thursday announced the establishment of a new diocesan commission for social justice during a special Mass for solidarity and peace.  … Full Article

Interfaith gathering denounces racial hatred as faith leaders call for renewed unity

“Very fine people do not wear T-shirts extolling white power and white separatism. … Full Article

Faith-based response widens statewide, addressing white supremacy, hate actions

Clergy across New York state, including several Brooklyn-based faith leaders from a variety of religious traditions, have joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an open letter condemning white supremacy and hatred in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association organizes interfaith gathering responding to Charlottesville violence

The Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association has organized an Interfaith Solidarity Gathering in the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. First Unitarian Church, on Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, is hosting the 6:30 p.m. program on Tuesday, Aug. 22. … Full Article

Plaques honoring Robert E. Lee removed from Fort Hamilton church

Leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese removed two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. … Full Article

4th annual International Friendship Day celebrates Brooklyn’s rich heritage

Declaring “We are one Brooklyn!” people from more than 80 countries carried their national standards in the Unity Parade of Flags that launched the fourth annual International Day of Friendship in Brooklyn, one of the most diverse parts of the United States. … Full Article

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