Religion

Dawood Mosque hosts open iftar for community

Members of Brooklyn’s Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith communities gathered last week at the Dawood Mosque — also known as the Islamic Mission Society in America — for their longstanding annual iftar. … Full Article

Patriarch Rai visits Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn

His Beatitude Patriarch Bechara Peter Cardinal Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, visited the Eparchy of Brooklyn from June 22-29. … Full Article

Grace Church soloist to present benefit recital for refugee relief

Jody Mullen, a soprano soloist at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, will offer a benefit concert this Sunday for world refugee support and relief. Her concert is part of a day of arts events in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which involves icon writers from its parishes.  … Full Article

Value of fasting is key theme of interfaith iftar in Midwood

“Abraham would be the happiest person,” said Mehmet Kilic, vice president of the Turkish Cultural Center, in his opening remarks to participants in an Interfaith iftar on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s first Italian parish unveils plaque dedicated to immigrants

Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen’s Church on Summit and Hicks streets was filled with people celebrating their Italian heritage. The parish, marking its Sesquicentennial (150th year), celebrated its history as a center for helping Italian immigrants from the time it was founded in 1866. … Full Article

Two upcoming programs at Mt. Sinai: The Kabbalah and ‘Great God Debate’

Congregation Mount Sinai begins a new series this week, “Intro to the Ineffable: What Kabbalah Can Offer to Non-Orthodox Jews.” … Full Article

Clergy lead poignant prayer vigil for victims of Orlando mass shooting

About 70 members of the faith communities in Brooklyn Heights attended an Interfaith Prayer Vigil on Monday that promoted an end to gun violence in response to the June 12 Orlando massacre. … Full Article

Youth dialogue corps engages public as part of graduation exercises

The willingness to step out of one’s comfort zone was a theme of The Dialogue Project’s Youth Dialogue Corps commencement at Brooklyn Borough Hall, which took place on May 25. … Full Article

Interfaith prayer vigil on Promenade will call for end to gun violence

The Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association will hold a Brooklyn Interfaith Prayer Vigil for an End to Gun Violence on Monday, June 20, in response to the Orlando massacre. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s interfaith community hosts iftars to counteract recent violence and rhetoric

Brooklyn’s faith community is responding to recent hate crimes and terror around the U.S., and it is responding with love. The Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association is in the midst of planning a vigil for next Monday, the details of which were not available by press time. … Full Article

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