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Religions and Spirituality

February 21, 2024

PATERSON, NJ - City of Paterson officials and others used President's Day to renew their calls for peace, and an immediate ceasefire, amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. At a rally, speakers emphasized the urgent need for an end to the violence, citing the escalating death toll, which, has ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The First Baptist Church of Paterson celebrated its bicentennial anniversary on Sunday. Founded in 1824, the church has been a cornerstone of the community, offering spiritual guidance, support, and service for two centuries.  "As we celebrate 200 years of the First Baptist ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A vigil will be held in honor of Wiston "BeBe" Perlaza, the 22-year-old man who was killed in a Valentine's Day hit-and-run in Nutley.  The vigil will be held on Saturday Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at 366 Park Ave. in Paterson.  A GoFundMe page has also been established, and more than ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Imam Dr. Mohammad Qatanani was presented a a Key to the City by Mayor Andre Sayegh on Wednesday. The celebration, which took place at the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC) as part of Paterson's Muslim Heritage Celebration, was also attended by Councilmembers Al ...

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PATERSON, NJ - First Baptist Church of Paterson, a cornerstone of the community, will proudly mark its 200th anniversary on January 1, 1824. This historic church has remained a pivotal institution in Paterson, contributing significantly to its growth and development over two ...

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PATERSON, NJ - January is Muslim Heritage Month in the City of Paterson, aligning with the statewide recognition established by Governor Phil Murphy.  With New Jersey boasting the highest percentage of Muslim residents in the United States, Paterson stands as home to the state's largest Muslim ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Two hundred youth with special needs gathered at St. John the Baptist Church to receive gifts in celebration of Three Kings Day on Saturday. “We are so happy with the turn-out, and I am so grateful to Los Hijos y Amigos de Colombia who brought the gifts to give out to our ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Funeral services for Imam Hassan Sharif, of Masjid Muhammad-Newark, are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, the mosque said. Sharif was shot dead outside his mosque around the time of morning prayers on Wednesday, Jan. 3. His death prompted an outpouring of support from the community, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of African heritage and culture, kicked off on Tuesday in Paterson.  Throughout the week, Word Seed will host a celebration each day through January 1. The Kwanzaa Festival will showcase various themed gatherings each highlighting fundamental ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson is mourning the passing of Winston Alexander Tulloch, lovingly known as "DJ Taurus," a renowned figure in the music industry and a pillar of the community. Born on October 26, 1961, in Kingston, Jamaica, Tulloch's journey was one of music, unity, and enriching ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson lit the Hanukkah Menorah on Thursday, commemorating the first night of Hanukkah. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, will extend through Friday, December 15, marking an eight-day celebration steeped in tradition and profound symbolism. The significance of the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Word Seed, Inc. is set to host a week-long celebration of Pan-African heritage from December 26 to January 1. The Kwanzaa Festival will showcase various themed gatherings, each highlighting fundamental principles of Kwanzaa, including unity, self-determination, cooperative economics, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson hosted its inaugural Diwali Celebration at City Hall. on Monday.  "Paterson's first Diwali Celebration reflects our city's commitment to inclusivity and the celebration of diversity," Mayor Andre Sayegh said. "As the most diverse city in New Jersey, we take ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council honored Bishop Dr. Denzel Augustus Lee, a man of great faith and dedication, for his remarkable lifetime of service to the community on Tuesday night. Lee, born in FaithPen, St. Ann Jamaica, and Lena Virgo Lee, born in Thatchfield, St. Ann Jamaica, both ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council recognized and honored Reverend Dr. Douglas L. Maven for his lifelong commitment to ministry and community service. Maven is renowned for his dynamic preaching, gift of teaching, and his compassionate service as a true servant of God, a resolution ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council has taken a stand for peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis who have been affected by the current war. In a resolution passed on Tuesday, the Council addressed the concerning escalation of violence and unrest that has gripped both the United States ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In a pivotal moment in the long history of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Paterson, Reverend Dr. Sidney Williams has stepped up to lead the congregation. Bethel AME Church, with its historic building on Auburn Street, has been a cornerstone of the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As the world continues to react to events in Israel, and subsequently the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, the Palestinian American Community Center of Clifton (PACC) organized a community gathering at Gould Park in Paterson on Monday.  The event, organizers said, was aimed at ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council paid tribute to the life and contributions of Apostle Gregory Capers, Sr., a beloved member of the community who passed away on August 10. Gregory Capers, Sr. was born on March 4th, 1956, in New York, NY, to his parents, Withelmina and Robert Capers.

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council honored The Pentecostal Church of God The Great Commission, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. Founded on March 21, 1953, by Reverend Juan E. Ginestre, the church has been an integral part of the Paterson community, the resolution read. In ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Christopher Hope Center, located at 60 Temple Street in Paterson, will host the second annual Day of Dignity event. This community-oriented initiative is the brainchild of Islamic Relief USA, a global humanitarian organization known for ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson came together on Monday to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, during the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. On September 11, 2001, a coordinated terrorist attack orchestrated by the extremist group Al-Qaeda shocked the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council recently paid tribute to the remarkable life and unwavering commitment of Reverend Amos Dickerson Jr. Born in Harlem and nurtured in Paterson by his parents Thelma and Amos Sr., Reverend Dickerson's impact has reached far beyond city limits, a resolution ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The unwavering devotion and remarkable contributions of Pastor Yvoma Butler and Reverend Sarah Renee Anthony to their community and the Gospel shine brightly. Their journey, rooted in faith and service, has impacted countless lives and continues to uplift and inspire, Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Sunday, the Paterson Church of God hosted a service dedicated to honoring the city's local first responders. The occasion marked the seventh consecutive year of this tradition, with a special focus on offering prayers of support and protection for the members of the Paterson ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Saturday, the City of Paterson came together in a joyous celebration to mark Peru's Independence Day. The event, filled with vibrant performances and heartfelt recognitions, honored the rich cultural heritage of Peru and the contributions of the Peruvian community residing in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Pastor Rev. Juan Oriol and Missionary Milagros Oriol were recently recognized by the Paterson City Council for their remarkable 30 years of dedicated service to the community. Through their unwavering commitment to spreading the message of faith and love, they have touched countless ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson City Council paid tribute to the late Reverend Louis H. Norris, celebrating his remarkable life and lasting impact on the community on Tuesday. Reverend Louis H. Norris, aged 92, passed away on June 6, leaving behind a rich legacy of service and dedication. Born on ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a historic and joyous event, Mayor Andre Sayegh, accompanied by Council President Shahin Khalique, the Islamic Foundation of New Jersey, and members of Paterson's diverse Muslim community, gathered on Wednesday to commemorate the sacred occasion of Eid Al-Adha. This significant ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, accompanied by members of the Paterson City Council and community leaders, hosted the third annual Paterson Juneteenth Flag-raising ceremony at City Hall. Juneteenth, widely known as Emancipation Day, serves as a reminder of the emancipation of ...

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