The Rev. Adriene Thorne. Photo courtesy of First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn has called the Rev. Adriene Thorne as its new pastor. The announcement was made this week and is the culmination of a thorough discernment process by the church’s Pastor Nominating Committee. The committee devoted several months to carefully reviewing applications and interviewing contenders. Together, committee members discerned whom to choose Read More →

(Left to right) A member of Congregation B’nai Avraham, Borough President Eric Adams, Rabbi Aaron Raskin, Father John Lardas of the Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen and attorney Sanford Rubenstein were among those who took part in Raskin’s march against violence in Brooklyn Heights on Friday. Photos by Mary Frost

The prominent rabbi who was attacked on a Brooklyn Heights street Jan. 31 was joined by community members, clergy — and even members of Curtis Sliwa’s Guardian Angels — at a rally and march Friday morning. Rabbi Aaron Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham, an Orthodox synagogue on Remsen St., called for more police Read More →

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined religious leaders and officials on a candlelight walk through Carroll Gardens Sunday night following a vigil in solidarity with the victims of terror attacks in Paris. Leaders flew the flags of the U.S., France, Kenya and Lebanon in memory of the victims of recent attacks around the world. Eagle photos by Mary Frost

Brooklyn stood with France Sunday night as hundreds gathered with candles in Carroll Gardens for an interfaith vigil to honor the victims of the Paris terror attacks. Officials and religious leaders also remembered the victims of recent attacks in Beirut, Kenya and around the world. The flags of the U.S., France, Kenya and Lebanon flew Read More →

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‘Being Human in the Face of Inhumanity’ Is Theme of St. Francis College Event St. Francis College, continuing a strong interfaith educational tradition, welcomes Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Cantor Shira Lissek for its annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Thursday, April 16, at 11:10am in the College’s Founders Hall. Also called Holocaust Remembrance Day in English, Read More →