Local Hispanic churches are devoting their Holy Week ceremonies to the plight of undocumented immigrants, El Diario reports.
Many of the older members of the congregation at St. Roch in Mott Haven will watch Mass on their TV rather than attend another church if the Archdiocese closes St. Roch in late summer, reports Mott Haven Herald, which captures reaction from parishioners in an accompanying video.
A Flushing Church which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 19th century faces demolition, and some congregants are concerned, reports the Queens Courier.
The Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx offers food and preaches social justice to an impoverished community, El Diario reports.
The sixth annual Spiritual Sounds musical event was held in the East Village on Jan. 25, The Villager reports.
A vodou ceremony in New Jersey connects participants with their African roots and honors both the living and the dead, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.
The planned closing of St. Joseph’s Church in Chinatown has upset congregation members, many of whom are Chinese immigrants, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Members of the largely West African congregation of Rev. Eric Kofi Owusu say his blessings, which are characteristic of a kind of Pentecostal Christianity practiced in Ghana, are worth every penny of their offerings.
This year, the traditional Guadalupan Torch (Antorcha Guadalupana) run will not reach St. Patrick’s Cathedral, El Diario reports.
The change in attitude toward the Virgin of Guadalupe reflects the different experiences of two generations of immigration activists, El Diario reports.
The traditional Filipino Christmas mass was again celebrated at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue, to the joy of celebrants.
Despite being of different denominations, Pentecostal Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel and Bright Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church are sharing pews and a pulpit in hopes of turning around their financially-strapped situations, reports Hunts Point Express.
In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” clergy find ways to build affordable housing; Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal meets with the community and ethnic press; and the grandson of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee directs a documentary on the couple.
The FilAm investigates why the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the only Filipino church in the metro area, sees just a few dozen regular congregants.
Angela Buchdahl, Central Synagogue’s new chief rabbi, offers “unusual pairings” in her work and her life, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.