Religion

Plymouth Church takes action against modern-day slavery

Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights was made famous and has long been lauded as a pioneer for its 19th-century anti-slavery stance and for the abolition work of its first minister, Henry Ward Beecher. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Jan. 13

Historic Church Famous for Abolitionist Ministry Sponsors Forum on Ending Modern-Day Slavery … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Jan. 12

Interfaith Services Will Honor Work And Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. … Full Article

PHOTO: Weeksville Heritage Center Clergy Program

Rev. Dr. Robert Waterman, president of the African American Clergy and Elected Officials Organization of Brooklyn (AACEO), declared that blacks must stop apologizing for who they are. … Full Article

Brooklyn Oratory, Assumption Church enter agreement to expand ministry

Around the U.S., Roman Catholic dioceses often have to close or merge parishes because of a shortage in priests or available finances. However, in the wake of that trend, two parishes in Brooklyn have found a creative — even joyful — solution of working together. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Dec. 24

Christmas Services and Programs This year’s 5 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve program at First Unitarian Church will feature new arrangements of carols and spirituals as well as a touch of contemporary gospel. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Dec. 23

Borough Hall Interfaith Rally’s Attendance Outnumbers Protesters Slogan for Twin Events: ‘Say Yes to Refugees, No to Hatred’ Brooklyn’s celebrations of Hanukkah and Christmas have their own flavor. … Full Article

Episcopal priest who served Diocese of Long Island named as canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry announced on Monday that the Rev. Stephanie Spellers has been named canon to the presiding bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation. … Full Article

Bishop DiMarzio blesses Crèche at Grand Army Plaza

More than 200 clergy, parochial school children and members of the community gathered on Wednesday for the lighting of the Christmas tree and blessing of the crèche (manger/Nativity scene) at Grand Army Plaza, for the first time in over a decade at this site. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Dec. 14

Borough President Honors Longest-Serving Clergy at Interfaith Breakfast Announces ‘Seeds of Kindness’ Initiative to Empower Most Vulnerable Brooklynites … Full Article

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