Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

In the wake of anti-Muslim attacks, leaders of Bay Ridge met to promote understanding across cultures and groups at a Unity Task Force breakfast, reports Home Reporter.

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Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

El Diario reports on a colorful and elaborate altar to Santa Muerte, with more than 80 statues, that worshippers visit in a private home in Queens.

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Festival of St. Irene Held in Astoria

Festival of St. Irene Held in Astoria

St. Irene was honored in church services and in a procession on July 27 in Astoria, Queens, reports The National Herald.

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Baby do Brasil Debuts in New York

Baby do Brasil Debuts in New York

The singer, who revolutionized Brazilian music in the 1970s, found religion and freed her style.

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Male Garlic, Other Talismans, Carried for Luck

Male Garlic, Other Talismans, Carried for Luck

In New Jersey, traditional Mexican talismans and religious objects appeal to Latinos seeking good luck, Diario de Mexico reports.

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An Interfaith Iftar in New York

An Interfaith Iftar in New York

Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims shared the dinner that breaks the daytime fast Muslims observe during Ramadan.

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How Santería Turned One Man’s Life Around

How Santería Turned One Man’s Life Around

Santería, with its roots in the Yoruba mythology of western Africa, has elaborate rituals which help to center its adherents, El Diario reports.

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When Does Ramadan Begin?

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

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Yeshivas May Not Offer New Pre-K Seats

Yeshivas May Not Offer New Pre-K Seats

City requirements on how long the school day must be and restrictions on religious activities may discourage yeshivas from participating in the universal pre-K programs, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.

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From Amulets to Atheism, Latinos’ Views On Religion Vary

From Amulets to Atheism, Latinos’ Views On Religion Vary

Whether superstitious, mystic or religious, it seems that a large number of Hispanics in the U.S. are fascinated by spirits, although some stopped believing in God entirely, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Latinos Debate Pope’s Musings on Celibacy

Latinos Debate Pope’s Musings on Celibacy

Pope Francis’ recent comment that “the door is always open” to reconsider celibacy for Catholic priests received some praise among Latinos, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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