Religion

A Liberian Community Looks Forward In Historic Election

A Liberian Community Looks Forward In Historic Election

A community lot on Staten Island’s Park Hill Avenue transformed into a place of prayer for Liberians living in New York on Saturday. Those in attendance fasted and prayed in a vigil for a fair and peaceful election ahead of Tuesday, October 10th, when Liberians will vote in a new president. “This prayer is very […]

Way of the Cross Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Way of the Cross Over the Brooklyn Bridge

                        Speakers lined the length of the Brooklyn Bridge projecting gospel hymns sung by a walking choir while hundreds of people, with colorful rosaries dangling from their wrists, processed slowly towards Manhattan in the early afternoon sunlight on Good Friday. At intermittent locations across […]

Catholics Welcome the Pope’s Sweeping Vision—and Debate it

Catholics Welcome the Pope’s Sweeping Vision—and Debate it

It took two years, two gatherings of some-190 bishops from around the world, and 264 pages for Pope Francis to release a historic declaration urging clergy around the world to welcome gay, divorced, and single-parent Catholics into the fold. The declaration, which came in the form of an apostolic exhortation released Friday morning, lays out […]

Helping Hands Reach Out to Flint Residents

Helping Hands Reach Out to Flint Residents

Almost 600 volunteers from the aid agency Islamic Relief USA distributed truckloads of water bottles over the past two months to residents of Flint, Michigan, a city in a state of emergency due to its contaminated drinking water. The group, a humanitarian aid agency, has joined other Muslim organizations and the American Red Cross in supplying […]