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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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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#FaithOverFear Fearless Leader Feature: Elizabeth Suggs, Throggs Neck Community Church

Faith Over Fear Fearless Leader Feature is a new blog series created by Fatima Mohamed, a leader with Faith in New York’s Faith Over Fear campaign and Writer with the Media, Messaging & Outreach Team. Stay tuned to our website every other week for a new profile of the leaders in the ground in NYC…

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#FaithOverFear Fearless Leader Feature: Claude Copeland Jr., New Day Church, The Bronx

Faith Over Fear Fearless Leader Feature is a new blog series created by Fatima Mohamed, a leader with Faith in New York’s Faith Over Fear campaign and Writer with the Media, Messaging & Outreach Team. Stay tuned to our website every week for a new profile of the leaders in the ground in NYC who…

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Our Unjust Immigration System: Why My Arrest Was Too Easy

Guest Post by Melanie Christian, Manhattan leader & Faith Over Fear Civil Disobedience participant I was arrested on Thursday, March 16th during a protest in New York City regarding our unjust immigration system as part of the Faith Over Fear Week of Action & Resistance. The arrest was expected. I had signed up for it. Faith…

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