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However, Muslim leaders say it wasn't sent to anyone specifically in New York City, but they are taking it seriously. Religious leaders gathered Tuesday with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to address the community's concerns regarding the content of the letter. Adams and local organizations ... mosques
Exploring a Hidden Archive of New York City's Historic Trash ... Between then and the end of the 1930s, tens of millions of immigrants landed in New York City, and the museum estimates that roughly 7,000 of them passed through 97 .... Some religious pamphlets were fastened to doors and public spaces.

Serene Jones, the first woman president of New York City's Union Theological Seminary — where almost 60 percent of the students are now female. ... Religion News Service calculated in 2015 that a majority of religious women belong to a denomination that generally prohibits them from becoming leaders ...
Still, it was not immediately clear if the Assembly — dominated by Democrats from New York City — would agree to such an arrangement, even as ... of Passover looming and Easter in the offing, some members began to slip away as leaders sought to make accommodations for religious observances.
He also had some religious leaders over to his condominium in NYC to stress the importance of religious tolerance. MbS may be sincere, but here is an area where he has to put his money where his mouth is. Saudi Arabia is not religiously tolerant. It is religiously intolerant in ways that contradict Islam and ...
Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead. COMEDY SOIREE at the Duplex Cabaret Theater (March 31, 7 p.m.). Variety is the spice of life, they say, and by that rule this series is basically sriracha. Each installment of the bimonthly stand-up show ...

NEW YORK, NY — Most New Yorkers won't get the day off on Friday, but the convergence of two religious holidays might mean a change in your routine. ... New York City students get a break, though — schools are closed from March 30 through April 6 for a spring recess that coincides with Passover.
Then, she relented: She let a New York City police officer photograph her without her hijab. As the camera flashed, Ms. Clark, 39, ... It carefully balances the department's respect for the customs of all religions with the legitimate law enforcement need to take arrest photos. Persons who do not wish to remove ...
It's not by accident that some of the world's most revered religious figures are known in many languages. Abraham, or Ibrahim, plays such a central role in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam that the three faiths are called “Abrahamic.” Samuel, Shmuel, and صموئيل are all names for the same prophet from the ...
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For Lent, one Manhattan church created a prayer plaza where people can leave handwritten notes on purple ribbons. They thought they would have a few -- but now they have thousands. People of all ages have put very touching messages on the ribbons at the Church of the Epiphany on 22nd Street and ...
Good morning on this pleasant Tuesday. The last place you might think to spend a sparkling spring day is at a death cafe. But that's exactly what we did this month, and what we found, to our pleasant surprise, was anything but bleak. On the second Tuesday of each month, the landmark Green-Wood ...
I immediately tweeted a picture, like a religious figure who'd just unearthed some holy tablets -- which is when the real action started. Apart from retweets and likes, there were lots of responses, of which the negative ones made the most enjoyable reading, possibly from Philadelphians who ... NYC
Effective October 15, 2018, employers in New York City will be subject to broader accommodation requirements than those set forth in the Americans with ... Employers are required to engage in this cooperative dialogue with regard to accommodations for: 1) religious needs; 2) disabilities; 3) pregnancy, ... NYC
In the course of just 24 photos, they span 150 years, right up to the present century, and range from the American south to New York City. “From my perspective, I take it back to 1903, when the American scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois said the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line,” ... NYC
When Chick-fil-A opened its first New York City outpost in the relative seclusion of New York University's Weinstein Food Court, it seemed at once to be ... Now, after the success of those NYC locations, the country's eighth-largest fast-food chain by sales is set to open its third stand-alone restaurant in the ... NYC
SHUFFLE, the New York City-based ensemble, consists of multiple accomplished chamber musicians who have studied at schools like Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Oberlin, Manhattan School of Music and Bard College, according to their website. The range of instruments and voice parts ... NYC

The number of anti-Semitic incidents rose by over 90 percent in New York City from 2016 to 2017, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). ... “The dramatic increase in harassment, school related incidents and against religious institutions cannot be accepted as a 'new normal. NYC
The MMR shot is part of a series of required vaccinations needed for children to attend public school, but all states allow parents to obtain a religious or personal exemption. Unfortunately, the occasional case of measles continues to be imported into the states, including New York. In 2013, a outbreak ... NYC
“He and other leaders invited people of all races and religions to unite against the evils of racism, poverty and militarism,” said Jackson. “Today a new Poor Peoples Campaign is ... Liz Theoharis, co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice in New York City. The New Hampshire coalition includes ... NYC
Louis Farrakhan, a prominent African-American religious leader and black activist has drawn both scorn for his anti-Semitic comments and praise for his advocacy for the black ... The 84-year-old religious figure was born Louis Eugene Walcott on May 11, 1933, in the Bronx borough of New York City. NYC
Cops say the duo struck several more time over the following twelve months, swiping items in a Manhattan and Brooklyn grand larceny pattern that netted a $1,500 religious artifact, and a haul of jewelry worth $95,000. That latest and largest score came from a store on Sixth Ave. The woman has been ... NYC
Effective July 18, 2018, employers and operators of public accommodations and all housing in New York City must engage in a cooperative dialogue ... The new cooperative dialogue process, however, will apply to accommodation requests relating to disability accommodation, religious accommodations, ... NYC
"For too long, conscience and religious freedom were treated as second-class rights," Roger Severino, director of the Health and Human Services civil ... Operating room nurse Cathy DeCarlo said things didn't get worked out at her New York City hospital after she objected to participating in a late-term ... NYC
Religion is usually portrayed so inaccurately and superficially in pop culture that whenever I find a gem, I try to alert you to it. My latest find is HBO's series “Crashing,” which just began its second season. Comedian Pete Holmes plays himself in a fictionalized retelling of his early days on the New York City ... NYC
“No to Freemasonry and Homosexuality,” an association of around 30 Islamic religious groups in Senegal, accuse Rihanna of using masonic symbolism and being a member of the so-called Illuminati, a conspiracy myth which suggests that a shadowy group of global elites are working to establish a New ... NYC
Those who don't think Bitcoin is a religion should attend one of the hundreds of meetups that happen seven days a week all over New York City. Here you'll find evangelists and doubters discourse passionately about the merits of Bitcoin, Ethereum, the Blockchain and altcoins. has over 4,300 ... NYC
... to the point of demonizing them. ... Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred.” Terry Mattingly is the editor of and Senior Fellow for Media and Religion at The King's College in New York City. He lives in Oak Ridge, ... NYC
Phil Murphy said Friday that the three men seeking refuge at the church are Christians from Indonesia who escaped religious persecution. ... men — Arthur Jemmy and Yohannes Tasik — who have been holed up at the The Reformed Church of Highland Park, around 35 miles southwest of New York City. NYC
Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of a “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” to enforce ... Current law tries to accommodate both, but the far right has stirred unfounded fears that religion (and Christianity in particular) is under assault, and that ... NYC
Biblical scholars have been waiting for a clear shot at M.910 ever since it arrived at New York City's Morgan Library in the early '60s, according to Iowa Public Radio. It was written by Coptic monks in Egypt, possibly as early as the fourth century but more likely in the fifth or sixth, and is believed to contain an ... NYC
And they note that two of the new council's top leaders, Speaker Corey Johnson and Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, have opposed programs that send city funds to private religious schools, a crucial issue for the city's Orthodox Jewish community. “The reality is that the Jewish community has lost ... NYC
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it was expanding religious freedom protections for doctors, nurses and other health care workers who object to performing procedures like abortion and gender reassignment surgery, satisfying religious conservatives who have ... NYC
Muslim extremists have been accused in nine of those killings: According to authorities, eight people died after Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek native, rammed a rental truck down a New York City bike path in October; the ninth fatality, a Denver Regional Transportation District security officer, was shot dead by ... NYC
This year the New York City installment of the Women's March will be taking place on Saturday, Jan. ... Over the past year, basic rights for women, immigrants, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, the religious and nonreligious, people of color and even Mother Earth have struggled to survive under the weight ... NYC
The official Power To The Polls kickoff event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 21, but people are anticipating the biggest march turnout to be in Washington D.C. and New York City, quite similar to last year. The Women's March Alliance, the same group who organized the NYC Women's March last ... NYC
NEW YORK, NY — One year after the Women's March drew 400,000 people to New York City's streets, protest organizers are planning another ... immigrants, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, the religious and nonreligious, people of color and the environment as they struggle "to survive under the weight ... NYC
Because of his upbringing, Cardasis was able to see how institutionalized religion has twisted the Bible against LGBTQ communities. It was this lens that inspired his newly released directorial debut, "Saturday Church." The film tells the story of Ulysses, a New York City teen coming to terms with his gender ... NYC
But what sets the show apart is that it's not about comedy so much as belief—religious belief and a faith that countless hours of effort will eventually lead ... from a naive stand-up—a guy whose suburban life is built around his church clique—into someone swept into New York City's raunchy comedy world. NYC
According to three people briefed about the meeting, it featured a dramatic moment between the president and Mr. Graham, who referred to Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign as a “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” but who has recently grown close to the president and has advised ... NYC
The First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport, celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. .... Twenty-four teens and adults from the church will travel to New York City to provide meals, service, park outreach and special projects through the Bowery Mission, which helps the ... NYC
The Women's March, orchestrated by Katherine Siemionko and her kick-ass alliance, inspired millions of people of all ages to parade, chant and carry signs supporting basic human rights not only for women but for every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual orientation, in their ... NYC
But his lifelong fight for equality took many forms, as King's advocacy work during his time in New York City shows. “Looking ... sermons and activism in New York also extended to economic, social and anti-war causes in front of audiences ranging from religious congregations to unions and political groups. NYC
Across the board, the administration has shifted from a policy of targeting the risk of violence to a policy of targeting religions that are presumed to be violent. The shift from ... The different roles of risk and religion are also plain to see in Trump's responses to mass killings in Las Vegas and New York City. NYC
About 60 percent of New York City hate crime in 2017 targeted religion, as anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim hate crimes rose by double digits. The most frequent ... Jews accounted for 11 percent of all hate crimes nationally and slightly over half of all religious based hate crime in 2016. Jews constitute only ... NYC
In an address to Mormon millennials in 2016, President Nelson defended a controversial church policy set down by President Monson that declared gay Mormon couples to be apostates, and barred their children from most religious rites until they turn 18. “Prophets see ahead — they see the harrowing ... NYC
Incidences of hate crimes in the United States have risen during the last few months. The statistics from 2016 show 671 hate crimes being reported. In 2017, a total of 333 incidents have been recorded by law enforcement. According to experts, ample evidence exists that hate crimes have increased after the ... NYC
But the images go past place-based specificity and focus on King's relationships with officials, activists, and everyday residents of New York City. ... The exhibit showcases the way in which other activists, local officials, and religious figures from other faith traditions worked alongside King in New York City. NYC
But it was in that election that Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority reintroduced religious activism into American politics. Speaking at a Dallas ... NYC
The lead item is a real biggie: Microsoft is getting the Apache Spark religion, introducing a new cloud service in preview, called Azure ... NYC


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