Friday, 18 April 2014

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Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

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Muslim Women Seek a Warmer Welcome Inside Mosques

Muslim Women Seek a Warmer Welcome Inside Mosques

Muslim women activists want better access to sacred spaces inside mosques across the U.S., reports Women's eNews.

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Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Six Democratic members of the U.S. Congress ask New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to consider declaring Diwali a public school holiday, reports News India Times.

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World Hijab Day Comes to New York

World Hijab Day Comes to New York

In honor of World Hijab Day, Women's eNews speaks to Muslim New Yorkers, who explain what wearing the hijab means to them.

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City Drops Suit Against Brooklyn’s Hasidic Stores

City Drops Suit Against Brooklyn’s Hasidic Stores

The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic stores in Brooklyn that posted a dress code for shoppers after a judge ruled in favor of the businesses, reports The Brooklyn Eagle.

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Israeli Immigrants Make Way Into American Jewish Community

Israeli Immigrants Make Way Into American Jewish Community

Israeli immigrants to the U.S. are increasingly integrating themselves into American Jewish society, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

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African Immigrants Find Home in the Bronx

African Immigrants Find Home in the Bronx

The Bronx boasts the largest concentration of African immigrants. In a podcast, Feet in 2 Worlds interviews some of the Africans who live, worship and run small businesses there, but struggle to be heard and cope with discrimination in the city at large.

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Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

Several members of the congregation have struggled with substance abuse or spent time in prison.

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Mexicans Seek to Commemorate Dec. 12 in NYC

Mexicans Seek to Commemorate Dec. 12 in NYC

NYCity NewsService reports on efforts to make the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe a holiday.

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Preaching the Faith en Español

Preaching the Faith en Español

Non-Latino priests and others who serve largely Hispanic congregations have learned Spanish to better serve the community, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

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