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Independent Democratic Conference’s Religious Freedom legislative package passes State Senate

Independent Democratic Conference’s Religious Freedom legislative package passes State Senate

Independent Democratic Conference’s Religious Freedom legislative package passes State Senate Bills to combat hate against religious groups after uptick in threats against JCCs and anti-Muslim incidents receive overwhelming support Albany, NY — Members of the New York State Senate overwhelmingly […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Law, Religion
Panel of legal experts will field immigration questions from concerned Muslim community members

Panel of legal experts will field immigration questions from concerned Muslim community members

SENATOR KLEIN HOLDS KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES Panel of legal experts will field immigration questions from concerned Muslim community members Bronx, NY — Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) and Councilman Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx), joined […]

Senator Klein Highlights the IDC’s Religious Freedom Package

Senator Klein Highlights the IDC’s Religious Freedom Package

UNITED AGAINST HATE: LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS JOIN MUSLIM AND JEWISH COMMUNITY LEADERS TO RALLY AGAINST RECENT WAVE OF HATE CRIMES Senator Klein Highlights the IDC’s Religious Freedom Package Bronx, NY – With Muslims across the country facing intolerance in light […]

After wave of threats against JCCs, IDC announces Religious Freedom Package

After wave of threats against JCCs, IDC announces Religious Freedom Package

After wave of threats against JCCs, IDC announces Religious Freedom Package Legislative measures crackdown on hate against all religious groups Albany, NY — After four bomb threats were lodged against Jewish Community Centers in New York, members of the Independent […]

Matters of Faith: It Could Happen to You!

Matters of Faith: It Could Happen to You!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 1 Kings 17:7-9 “And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 8 And the word of the LORD came […]

by · March 5, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Why Do It?

Matters of Faith: Why Do It?

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 “Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: THE BLESSING OF RECONCILIATION!

Matters of Faith: THE BLESSING OF RECONCILIATION!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Matthew 5:23-24, 46, 48 “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy […]

by · February 19, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED!

Matters of Faith: BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Faint Not

Matters of Faith: Faint Not

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Have you ever been in a place where it seemed like all the good you do is unappreciated […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Beyond Self-Actualization

Matters of Faith: Beyond Self-Actualization

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.​ Philippians‬ ‭4:11-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how […]

by · January 29, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: No Matter What!

Matters of Faith: No Matter What!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.​ Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NKJV) “Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock […]

by · January 22, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: The Bond of a Covenant!

Matters of Faith: The Bond of a Covenant!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 1 Samuel‬ ‭20:17 (CEV)‬‬‬‬ “Jonathan thought as much of David as he did of himself, so he asked David to promise once more that he would be a loyal friend.” ‭‭‬‭‬‬‬ At the […]

by · January 15, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: It’s Not Science, It’s Fact!

Matters of Faith: It’s Not Science, It’s Fact!

IT’S NOT SCIENCE, IT’S FACT! By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Isaiah 40:21-22(a)NKJV Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the […]

by · January 8, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: It’s a Matter of Faith

Matters of Faith: It’s a Matter of Faith

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Habari gani? This is the traditional Swahili greeting of Kwanzaa. It means, “What’s the news?” The correct response is with the Swahili […]

by · December 31, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!”

Matters of Faith: “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!”

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.​ John 8:12 NKJV Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Advent […]

by · December 24, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Religion