Outspoken Brooklyn Heights Clergy Preach About Ongoing Civil Rights Struggles Rabbi Lippe Preaches on King’s Speech That ‘Laid Bare’ Myths About Racism … 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

BP Adams honors gospel music legend Hezekiah Walker

Saying that Bishop Hezekiah Walker is “a man of his word,” Brooklynites turned out on Monday, June 13 to celebrate his induction into the Gospel Music Academy Hall of Fame. … Full Article

Platoon of 125 men lifting tower is highlight of Williamsburg’s beloved Giglio Feast

Williamsburg’s world-class Italian festival, The Giglio Feast, runs from July 6-17, and is second in size, but 40 years older, than the San Gennaro Festival. The Feast celebrates the dramatic rescue story of St. Paulinus/San Paolino. … Full Article


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