Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

Ebola Stigma and ‘Annie Undocumented’

African, Health, Immigration, Religion October 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

How has the Ebola hysteria affected the largest Liberian community outside Liberia? CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” finds out in one of three segments.

An Interfaith ‘Prayer for the World’

An Interfaith ‘Prayer for the World’

Manhattan, Religion October 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

An interfaith exhibit of life-size sculptures in different poses of prayer from Muslim, Christian and Jewish artists is on view at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and featured in a video report from NYCity News Service.

photo by gerardo romo via el diario

Pentecostal Faith Captures Latinos in the Bronx

Bronx, Latino, Religion October 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

El Diario profiles the pastor of a church in the Bronx that is Pentecostal, a faith that is drawing more Latinos.

Playing an instrument at a pre-Colombian religious ceremony in Flushing Meadows Park (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

NYC Hosts an Array of Pre-Columbian Religious Rituals

In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions September 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

From Caribbean Taíno ceremonies in Upper Manhattan to Andean rites in Union Square, pre-Columbian religious rituals are flourishing in New York, El Diario reports.

Women cook for langar meal at Sikh gurudwara. (Photo by Ramaa Raghavan via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Religious Tradition With an Indian Taste

Food, Metro Area, Religion, South Asian September 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Sikhism’s tradition of offering free food to the gurudwaras’ visitors is keeping temple kitchens very busy, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

Italian Processions March On

Italian Processions March On

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European August 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

CUNY TV’s “Italics” takes viewers to two major religious processions in the Italian community – one honoring Santa Fortunata and the other, St. Rocco.

Attendees at the Unity Task Force breakfast on August 19 (Photo by Jaime De Jesus via Home Reporter News)

Unity Task Force Meets in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish, Muslim, Religion August 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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.

Santa Muerte altar in the home of Arely González in Queens (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

In the News, Mexican, Queens, Religion, Traditions August 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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.

(Photo via The National Herald)

Festival of St. Irene Held in Astoria

Queens, Religion, Traditions, Western European July 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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

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.

Garlic is used to attract positive energy. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Male Garlic, Other Talismans, Carried for Luck

In the News, Metro Area, Mexican, Religion July 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm

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

Dr. R. Harris (left), chats with Afshan Haque, Director of Islamic Speakers Bureau of NY (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

An Interfaith Iftar in New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, Religion, Traditions, Voices' Picks July 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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

Raúl Kahayarix Ríos, a Puerto Rican activist living in Harlem, says that he was called by the orishas five years ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard/El Diario)

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.

Mosques and Islamic centers see increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan. File photo of Muslims praying at Makki Masjid in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

When Does Ramadan Begin?

NYC Muslims seek some consensus on when to start fasting.

Progressive Traditional Pre-K: Two students work on a math lesson together at Luria Academy, an Open Orthodox Jewish Day School in Brooklyn. (Photo courtesy of Luria Academy, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Yeshivas May Not Offer New Pre-K Seats

Education, New York, Religion June 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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.