Religion

On Thursday, Russia’s Supreme Court banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an “extremist” group, ordering them to liquidate their national headquarters and local offices and turn over all of their prope … 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

Brooklyn diocese sets its own trend with ordination of 10 new priests

Several Roman Catholic dioceses around the U.S. have been reversing a shortage of priests, with a trend showing an increase in ordinations over the past several years. … Full Article

Church group prepares to delve into Rev. Wallis’ book on racism

“Overcoming racism is more than an issue or a cause — it is also a story, which can be part of each of our stories, too. The story about race that was embedded into America at the founding of our nation was a lie; it is time to change that story and discover a new one.” … Full Article

Zion Triangle Park is for whole community, local leaders emphasize at memorial ceremony

Zion Triangle Park in Brownsville carries a deep history in the community, one that is now being taught to the youngest generation of schoolchildren. … Full Article

St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church celebrates the Very Rev. Michael Ellias

On Sunday, May 22, St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church celebrated the Very Rev. Michael Ellias’ 60th birthday and the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.  The event was held in St. Mary’s newly renovated hall and was attended by over 150 guests and parishioners. … Full Article

Scholar on Jewish Law emphasizes importance of social safety net

Jewish law has provided a strong foundation for the modern Western legal system, says Professor Michael J. Broyde of Emory University. … Full Article

OASIS Christian Singles to host spring celebration at new Dyker Heights location

OASIS Christian Singles, considered the largest Christ-centered Christian singles event in Brooklyn, will host its spring celebration this weekend at its new location in Dyker Heights. … Full Article

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