Religion

A New Archbishop Begins Ministry, Serving Orthodox Christians and Calling for Unity Metropolitan JOSEPH pledges to ‘quell the schisms’ … Full Article

Pets get blessing at New Utrecht Reformed Church

The dogs were at their best behavior as they wandered around the front lawn of the New Utrecht Reformed Church on Saturday afternoon, almost as if they knew they were on church grounds. Not one dog barked. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Sept. 3

This week’s “Faith in Brooklyn” column focuses on spiritual health. … Full Article

New program bonds Israeli and American Jews in Brooklyn Heights

Singing and sharing a meal together is a universal joy. A new program coming to Brooklyn Heights will celebrate song cuisine and togetherness as it is experienced in Israeli culture. … Full Article

Brooklyn Churches receive Sacred Sites Grants for repair projects

Two Brooklyn churches are among the 22 historic religious properties around New York State awarded Sacred Sites Grants from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The grants total over $300,000. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn For Aug. 18

Organ Recital Series Will Showcase Church’s Newly Restored Instrument Social Media Brought Worldwide Response to Six-Year Organ Restoration Campaign … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Aug. 14

Program Nurturing Jewish Identity Expands Throughout Brooklyn … Full Article

Task force strives for unity in Bay Ridge in response to intolerance

In the wake of a series of troubling anti-Muslim incidents in Brooklyn, a task force made up of religious, business and community leaders in Bay Ridge has decided to hold its annual breakfast event at a mosque as a sign of solidarity, the group’s leader said. … Full Article

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

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