Support a Queens Family in Deportation Proceedings for Traffic Violation

Support a Queens Family in Deportation Proceedings for Traffic Violation At Faith in New York, we have been working to support a number of families who have been placed in deportation proceedings in the past year. One such family, the Qaiser family, lives in Astoria, Queens. With the support of Faith in New York, the…

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Van Bramer Says He’ll Listen to Public Housing Residents on Rezonings

Councilmember and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer addresses the Justice for All Coalition at Queensbridge Houses’ community center on October 16, 2017. Originally published By Abigail Savitch-Lew | October 17, 2017 Link to original article published on citylimits.org On Monday night, City Council Majority Leader and local Councilmember James Van Bramer addressed a crowded room in the basement of…

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FAITH IN NEW YORK QUIZZES DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ON KEY ISSUES OF IMMIGRATION, POLICING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND BUILD A TRUE SANCTUARTY CITY

NEW YORK (July 28, 2017) – Faith in New York (FINY) and it’s Faith over Fear coalition of more than 90 congregations and over 25 faith and justice groups, hosted four major Democratic mayoral candidates Thursday, questioning them on topics ranging from immigration, to policing, religious freedom and mass incarceration. As part of FINY’s “Faith…

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Citywide Coalition of Faith Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations to Announce Faith Over Fear Week of Action & Resistance

March 10, 2017 CONTACT: Analisa Freitas, Bronx Organizer, Faith in New York, 929.666.2824, analisa@faithinnewyork.org Media Advisory ***Date: 03-14-2017*** Faith leaders call on Mayor De Blasio to “Build the Beloved City” NY, NY – A coalition of faith leaders from 90 congregations and 20 faith-based organizations announce today a Faith Over Fear Week of Action &…

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Top NYC Mayoral Candidates Skip Faith-Based Forum In Harlem

Originally Published on Observer  The three top candidates to lead the city—Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, GOP real estate executive Paul Massey and Republican Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis—decided not to appear at a forum last night organized by faith groups and centered on the needs of minorities. Massey, Malliotakis and de Blasio were invited…

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Brother of innocent Rikers inmate who killed himself is running for mayor

Originally Published on New York Post  The brother of a young man who killed himself after being locked in Rikers Island for years for a crime he didn’t commit is running for Mayor on the Green Party ticket. Activist Akeem Browder — whose younger brother Kalief committed suicide at age 22 in 2015 – crashed…

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Massey cancels participation in Thursday mayoral forum

Originally Published on Politico Organizers for the “Faith Over Fear” non-partisan mayoral forum said they are “deeply disappointed” Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey has canceled his participation in their Thursday night event. Massey’s campaign spokeswoman Mollie Fullington said the candidate pulled out because, “the entire event changed at the last minute: the moderator, the tone,…

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Faith leaders furious after big names skip mayoral candidate forum

Originally Published on New York Post Faith leaders who organized a large nonpartisan forum for the city’s mayoral candidates were left fuming Thursday night when the biggest names pulled out at eleventh-hour– including Mayor de Blasio who cited a scheduling conflict and Republican real estate mogul Paul Massey who complained the questions were too tough.…

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