Religion

Faith-based response widens statewide, addressing white supremacy, hate actions

Clergy across New York state, including several Brooklyn-based faith leaders from a variety of religious traditions, have joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an open letter condemning white supremacy and hatred in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association organizes interfaith gathering responding to Charlottesville violence

The Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association has organized an Interfaith Solidarity Gathering in the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. First Unitarian Church, on Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, is hosting the 6:30 p.m. program on Tuesday, Aug. 22. … Full Article

Plaques honoring Robert E. Lee removed from Fort Hamilton church

Leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese removed two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. … Full Article

4th annual International Friendship Day celebrates Brooklyn’s rich heritage

Declaring “We are one Brooklyn!” people from more than 80 countries carried their national standards in the Unity Parade of Flags that launched the fourth annual International Day of Friendship in Brooklyn, one of the most diverse parts of the United States. … Full Article

The Green-Wood Cemetery will host unique Tisha B’Av Lamentations service

The Green-Wood Cemetery will be host to a new event on Monday — Lament at Green-Wood — to commemorate one of the most solemn days on the Hebrew calendar. … Full Article

Already in action, Angelmobile gets ribbon-cutting ceremony

North Brooklyn’s favorite power couple fired up the barbecues on North 10th Street and Kent Avenue. But on this occasion the bocce court behind Norm and Elaine Brodsky’s venerable trailer sat with no players because more serious business was afoot. … Full Article

Faith In Brooklyn for June 28

City Leaders Pledge to Support Muslims at Brooklyn Iftar … Full Article

New pastor chosen for St. Charles Borromeo Church

The Rev. William G. Smith will preside at a memorial Mass at noon Wednesday, June 28 at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn Heights, in memory of the late Msgr. Charles Diviney. Diviney, who led St. … Full Article

Assumption Church celebrates 175th year of its founding

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church last Saturday marked the 175th anniversary of the parish’s founding and the dedication of the original church that took place on June 10, 1842. … Full Article

Holy Cross Brooklyn Outreach Center holds 3rd annual fundraiser

On Tuesday, the Holy Cross Brooklyn Outreach Center (HCBOC) held its third annual fundraiser at Leo’s Casa Calamari in Bay Ridge. The organization was founded in 2013 to provide holistic care for the less fortunate, including physical, emotional and spiritual needs.  … Full Article

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