Religions and Spirituality

November 10, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council is sponsoring a Holiday Toy Drive for kids in the township.   Residents are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the EB Rec Center at 334 Dunham's Corner Road through the month of November. Items will be shared with local ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Reverend DeForest “Buster” Soaries - minister, author, renowned speaker, and public advocate - is the Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation’s 2019 Legacy Scholarship Honoree. Founded in 2017, the Warrior For Life Scholarship Foundation generates scholarship funds for ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story." Our readers are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., will host guest speaker Kate Lee, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The presentation is free and open to anyone who would like to attend and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  On Wednesday night, July 31, 2019, officers from the East Brunswick Police Department were appointed and promoted in a ceremony of honor.  At the conclusion of the event, Reverend Erica Munoz of Aldersgate Methodist Church, home of the Aldersgate Outreach Community Center, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen and members of the  Township Council will join the Jewish community of East Brunswick in a commemoration event tonight to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.  Eleven lives were lost in the shooting that took place at the house ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On June 11, the East Brunswick Human Relations Council (EBHRC) & East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council co-presented “Celebrating Core Religious Tenets of Peace & Understanding,” a free community event. The event was designed to engage in conversations with clergy, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ  – In an ongoing process designed to investigate and address claims of sexual abuse by members of the Roman Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Metuchen and elsewhere in New Jersey, a victim compensation program has begun to provide financial compensation. As reported by the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Human Relations Council and East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council have invited residents and friends to an interfaith dialogue with religious leaders from the varied faith communities in the township.  The event will be held at the Community Arts Center, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, begins on Sunday night, May 5th, and ends Tuesday night, June 4th. Through this month, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during the daytime and focus on self-reform of habits and character. In a new “Open ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - About 400 people crowded into Chabad Synagogue Tuesday night in a show of unity and support in the wake of last weekend's shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California. Many had gathered in Highland Park and walked down Raritan Avenue to attend the event on College ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A rally planned tonight in response to a recent shooting at a synagogue in San Diego will conclude with a vigil at the Rutgers Chabad House. The march will begin at 6 p.m. at the Doughboy statue at Raritan and 6th avenues and move down Raritan and into New Brunswick. Those ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the horrific shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on Passover. We are heartbroken by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their community. We mourn the loss of an ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the horrific attacks at the churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. We are heartbroken by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their community. We mourn the loss of over ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Jewish Center has announced that Stephanie Harkavy, daughter of Steve and Jodi, sister of Melissa and Brian, passed away yesterday, April 16th, the 11th day of Nisan 5779.  Stephanie was reported missing on Tuesday afternoon and found by the East Brunswick ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the bias incident that took place in the High School. We are appalled by this act of hate against a fellow student and East Brunswick resident. Islamophobia cannot be tolerated in our schools or in our town in any ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three local priests have been named in a list of  "credibly accused clergy" published by the Diocese of Metuchen.  The priests are among the 188 named statewide in a disclosure made of criminal pedophiles in New Jersey's Catholic Churches.  In keeping with a promise made by the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 ...

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    EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Mayor's Office and the East Brunswick Clergy Council are sponsoring a food drive to help those who are currently furloughed by due to the partial federal government shutdown as it enters its    day. "We feel terrible for the number of people who ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As many gathered this weekend for civic and spiritual commemorations of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., so too did members of the community at the Piscataway Senior Center. King, whose January 15th birthday is officially ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - This time of year is called the holiday season, but for some, it is a painful time, a time of dealing with depression, and for those who are homeless, it is still more days of getting by to survive. On Friday, Dec. 21, the Holy Family Parish will host a "Solstice of Silence," ...

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