Religion

Twelve college students, including a Brooklyn resident, were awarded scholarships at a recent breakfast that the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) sponsored. … 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

Faith In Brooklyn for Dec. 8

Torah Dedication Also Salutes Opening of New Jewish Academy Contributed by Yankel Raskin, Congregation B’nai Avraham … Full Article

BP Adams honors longest-serving clergy at Interfaith Breakfast

Brooklyn is a force for healing, agreed the religious leaders who gathered and spoke at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Annual Interfaith Breakfast at Borough Hall on Thursday. … Full Article

Book details how Brooklyn’s Rabbi Schneerson inspired Shirley Chisholm to create WIC program

When President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Rep. Shirley Chisholm last week, he was doing more than honoring the first African-American congresswoman. He was also honoring a vision that two leaders from Brooklyn shared. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for Nov. 25

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Emphasizes The Joys of Gratitude and Hospitality … Full Article

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