Interfaith program blends scripture, study, art to commemorate tragedy

The Jewish and Christian tradition each have commemorations that acknowledge loss and tragedy, such as the upcoming Tisha B’Av, which is the most sorrowful day of the Jewish calendar. One way that mourners have found to express sorrow is through art. … Full Article

Daughter of prominent civil rights pastor says the church must re-commit to social gospel

The institutional church, which has largely embraced the prosperity gospels, must return to its original social justice commitment, says Jennifer Jones Austin. … Full Article

New cantorial album invokes an opening of hearts to wisdom

Cantor Shira Lissek, a widely-acclaimed young chazzan who served at Congregation Mount Sinai for several years, has released her debut cantorial liturgical album, P’tach Libi (Open My Heart).  … Full Article

Plymouth Church Hymn Sings celebrate neighborhood’s rich musical heritage

Hymn lovers are invited to raise their voices in song at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday nights in August. … Full Article

Church ‘Concerts on the Steps’ series creates unique blends of music styles

First Presbyterian Church’s popular Concerts on the Steps series is underway. Featuring the Podd Brothers and the church choir, these bi-weekly concerts rev up on the steps of the church on Henry Street near Clark Street. … Full Article

Brooklyn author on social justice to give homily at Unitarian Church

Internationally renowned Brooklyn author Daniela Gioseffi has, for more than a half century, devoted her passions to the earth’s health and survival. This Sunday morning, Gioseffi will give a free talk and singing performance at First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church: A house of prayer for all nations

The story of the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bay Ridge is a truly inspiring one. It tells of how a small church was able to endure seemingly insurmountable odds and emerge even stronger from the experience. … Full Article

The Rev. Anne F. Richards named as Grace Church’s interim priest

When the Rev. Anne F. Richards begins her role of Interim Priest at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights next month, it will mark a homecoming for her. … Full Article

‘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


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