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The Takeaway

A Priest Takes a Stand on Sexism, and is Expelled by the Church

Friday, April 05, 2013

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church’s policy has been to ordain men — and never women — as priests. Some call it tradition, but as Father Roy Bourgeois sees it, it’s plain and simple sexism.

 

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The Takeaway

Cardinals Gather in Rome to Elect New Pope

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cardinals have been gathering in Rome for their final day of talks ahead of the official conclave: the process of electing the next pope. Rachel Donadio, the Rome bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, is following the story.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Low-Income Mayoral Concerns; HIV Cure?; Threat to O.J.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Washington’s budget woes continue. A.B. Stoddard of The Hill talks about the latest in national politics. Then, Westchester Country Executive Rob Astorino on how to stop gun violence. Plus: a new study looks at what low-income New Yorkers are concerned about in the 2013 Mayoral race; the story of the Glide Memorial Methodist Church in San Francisco; the possible end of orange juice; the disease threatening orange juice; and the story of a baby cured of HIV.

WNYC News

Seeking Refuge at Church, Residents of Newtown Turn to One Another

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Houses of worship all across Newtown, Connecticut have been open day and night since news of the shooting ripped through the town Friday.

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WNYC News

A Chance To Get Low-Level Offenses Dismissed

Friday, December 14, 2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is giving people a chance to resolve outstanding summons warrants at a church, instead of in a court room.

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WNYC News

Damage from July Storm Keeps Congregation Out of Church

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A 19th-century Episcopal church in Brooklyn has still not been able to hold services nearly eight weeks after it was damaged in a thunderstorm.

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The Takeaway

Fighting AIDS from the Pulpit, Beginning With the Pastor Himself

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Reverend Tony Lee, the pastor of a predominantly African-American church, is doing something unique to combat the AIDS. Four times a year, on the pulpit, he has himself tested for HIV in front of his entire congregation. 

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The Takeaway

Rev. Fred Luter Jr. to Become Southern Baptists' First Black President

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

When convention delegates vote next week in New Orleans, the Southern Baptist Convention is set to get its first black leader since it was created 167 years ago. This is a huge step for a church that was founded by advocates for slavery and that, until as recently as the 1970s, maintained segregated congregations.

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The Takeaway

Pastor's Support of Gay Marriage Costs Him His Congregation

Thursday, June 14, 2012

In 2005, Reverend Oliver White announced his support of gay marriage, and two-thirds of his congregation soon abandoned the church. The congregants left with their money, and in 2007, Reverend White was forced to take out a loan to keep the church afloat. Grace Community United now owes the bank $200,000, and the church is at great risk of closing its doors for good.

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WNYC News

Facing Eviction, Religious Groups Ask Judge for Restraining Order While Challenging Worship Ban

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Religious groups that meet in public schools are asking a federal judge for a temporary restraining order — to let them continue worshiping there, while they mount another legal challenge to their eviction.  Last Sunday was the final day that churches were allowed to hold services in public schools.

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WNYC News

Churches Hold Final Services Inside Public Schools

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dozens of churches across the city are holding their final services inside public schools Sunday, after a federal appeals court ruled formal worship in schools violates the separation of church and state. Many of these small churches have yet to find other places to worship.

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WNYC News

School-based Churches Look to Albany for Eviction Reprieve

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Some 50 churches that worship in New York City schools are hoping their scheduled eviction this Sunday will be delayed by a potential change in state law.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Christmas and Politics

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A lot of you went to church this weekend for the first time in awhile, or perhaps the only time all year - tell us about whether your service addressed the news of the day or other events.  

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WNYC News

Deal Struck to Rebuild Greek Orthodox Church Destroyed on 9/11

Friday, October 14, 2011

A deal has finally been struck to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed on September 11.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Byzantine Iconostases

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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WNYC News

Churches Can Use City Schools for Worship During Appeal

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Churches that have been holding Sunday services in New York City public schools can continue doing so for now — but that could all change if the city gets its way.

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WNYC News

Federal Court Rules That Church Can't Hold Services in City School

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A federal court sided with the city on Thursday in a decision that bars churches from renting space for religious services in public schools.

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Features

Vital Organs: The Premier Performance of the Manton Memorial Pipe Organ

Friday, April 29, 2011

On Sunday, you can experience the sound of a pipe organ in Greenwich Village at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street.

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Features

Contemporary Art Flourishes at New York City Churches

Friday, April 22, 2011

More than ever, New York City churches are being used as modern art galleries as interest grows in exploring the intersection of modern art and faith. "Through their art, through their passion, they [the artists] are giving us new connections, new insights into the transcendent — into mystery," said Father Frank Sabatté of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

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The Takeaway

First Openly Gay Anglican Bishop Explains Choice to Retire

Thursday, January 06, 2011

In 2004, Gene Robinson became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, and a firestorm of controversy broke out in parts of the worldwide Anglican Communion. A little more than six years later, in late 2010, he announced that he’d be retiring.

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