Religion

Arab-American Heritage Festival highlighted arts, food social justice

The Arab-American Heritage Music Festival may be in its ninth year in Brooklyn, but its debut in Cadman Plaza Park on Sunday blended the day-long celebration of Arab culture with awareness of recent suffering caused by violence in the Middle East, particularly in the Gaza strip and Iraq. … Full Article

Flatbush boy marks his bar mitzvah by serving needy in Israel

Instead of having a party, Joseph Ezon found a better way to celebrate his bar mitzvah. The Flatbush youngster traveled with his family and friends to Israel, where the group helped needy families by preparing food packages. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Aug. 5

This week’s column focuses on both the Arab and Jewish communities in Brooklyn and on their efforts to promote good citizenship and respect for the different ethnic groups that live here. * * * … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for July 28

Hymn Sings Offer Time to Explore Beloved or Unusual Sacred Songs Grace Church-Brooklyn Heights continues its tradition of August Tuesday Hymn Sings, starting on Aug. 5. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for July 23

Heights Congregations Share Iftars, Offer Insights on Judaism and Islam This week, Jewish and Muslim communities provided a balm here in Brooklyn for the violence and warfare unfolding in the Holy Land. … Full Article

Landmark status for St. John’s Episcopal Church?

With shock over the news that Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Bay Ridge is closing due to declining congregation numbers still settling in for community residents, speculation has begun over that will happen to the church building after the last service is held there in September. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for July 15

Historic Episcopal Church in Ft. Hamilton Prepares to Close This September Nicknamed “Church of the Generals,” St. John’s Will Merge with Christ Church to Form New Ministry … Full Article

Historic Episcopal Church in Ft. Hamilton prepares to close

A historic church in Bay Ridge where two Confederate Generals once worshiped has made the hard decision to close its doors and merge with a nearby Episcopal parish. … Full Article

Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir makes debut in Brooklyn

Young people who have experienced poverty or who feel alienated and rejected in society are turning their lives around and evangelizing to others, thanks to the music ministry of Vincent Bohanan and the Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for July 9

Bishop DiMarzio Ordains ‘Baker’s Dozen’ to Priesthood This year’s ordination class is largest in U.S. … Full Article

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