‘Witnessing to Hope’ prayer vigil draws 1,000 to Grand Army Plaza

A prayer vigil brought more than 1,000 Brooklynites and others around the metropolitan area to Grand Army Plaza on Monday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights church’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner is stolen, twice

Brooklyn Heights, a neighborhood with a strong interfaith identity and commitment to justice, experienced its own incidents of racial intolerance when church banners declaring “Black Lives Matter” disappeared. … Full Article

Human rights panel to keep women-only hours at NYC public pools

Women-only swimming hours will continue at two city pools, accommodating mostly Orthodox Jewish women. … Full Article

Dawood Mosque hosts open iftar for community

Members of Brooklyn’s Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith communities gathered last week at the Dawood Mosque — also known as the Islamic Mission Society in America — for their longstanding annual iftar. … Full Article

Patriarch Rai visits Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn

His Beatitude Patriarch Bechara Peter Cardinal Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, visited the Eparchy of Brooklyn from June 22-29. … Full Article

Grace Church soloist to present benefit recital for refugee relief

Jody Mullen, a soprano soloist at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, will offer a benefit concert this Sunday for world refugee support and relief. Her concert is part of a day of arts events in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which involves icon writers from its parishes.  … Full Article

Value of fasting is key theme of interfaith iftar in Midwood

“Abraham would be the happiest person,” said Mehmet Kilic, vice president of the Turkish Cultural Center, in his opening remarks to participants in an Interfaith iftar on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s first Italian parish unveils plaque dedicated to immigrants

Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen’s Church on Summit and Hicks streets was filled with people celebrating their Italian heritage. The parish, marking its Sesquicentennial (150th year), celebrated its history as a center for helping Italian immigrants from the time it was founded in 1866. … Full Article

Two upcoming programs at Mt. Sinai: The Kabbalah and ‘Great God Debate’

Congregation Mount Sinai begins a new series this week, “Intro to the Ineffable: What Kabbalah Can Offer to Non-Orthodox Jews.” … Full Article

Clergy lead poignant prayer vigil for victims of Orlando mass shooting

About 70 members of the faith communities in Brooklyn Heights attended an Interfaith Prayer Vigil on Monday that promoted an end to gun violence in response to the June 12 Orlando massacre. … Full Article


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