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Springfield Synagogue to Host Anti-Child Marriage Advocate for Talk

March 23, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - This Sunday, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will play host to a speaker who is looking to improve the lives of young women and girls around the world.

Forced and child marriage is legal in the U.S.  Unchained At Last, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending this human-rights abuse, has become a historic national movement providing crucial, often life-saving ...

Springfield Community Comes Together for New Zealand Vigil

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the wake of the Christchurch shootings that left 50 members of New Zealand's Muslim community dead, residents of every religious stripe came together for an evening of healing and hope.

Approximately 130 people were in attendance at the Candle Light Vigil for Peace, a memorial service to honor those who had been killed in the attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand ...

Notable Rabbi Speaks in Springfield in Honor of Former Sha'arey Rabbi

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Often described as the most influential rabbi in America, David Saperstein has worn many hats.

He has had a distinguished career, serving as a former director and chief legal counsel for the Religous Action Center, the lobbying arm of the Reform Jewish Movement. Additionally, he was also a United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

But on Friday ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...


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