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A Confluence of Big Events for 3 Faiths
OpeEd: as the expectations rise for the Pope’s arrival into New York City, even teenagers with gang colors are stopping to do cross symbols.
Buddhist abbot believes that clear words can clean hearts. So, being clear about who we are in New York City might have spiritual benefits.
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah hopes that the new openness means that the pope will “expand his view” to allow gay Catholics to have more space in their church.
The Muslims, like other religious groups in the city, divide between those who put politics at the center of their social involvement, and others, who put the cultivation of the soul as their first civic duty.
Evangelical Protestant leader calls Pope Francis’ gathering at the 911 Memorial a pivotal event for NYC
Brooklyn pastor A. R. Bernard will be one of the ten religious leaders to stand this coming Friday alongside Pope Francis at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in downtown Manhattan.
Sarsour’s energy starts to rise as she talks about the acceptance of Muslims in New York City. She hopes to discover a kindred spirit in Pope Francis at the Memorial.
In a gesture of religious solidarity for peace, the pontiff has asked 700 clergy and other leaders to assemble at the September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Update: This Summer of 2015, the garden is closed because the landowner decided to sale to a developer, and the city was unwilling to come up with the money. We will run several art pieces this month that were inspired by the garden.
Over the heavenly gates will be a sign: “From the Wonderful People Who Brought You New York City, the New Jerusalem!”