Religion

Dixwell Church Plans For 3rd Century

by Allan Appel | Feb 21, 2017 9:00 am

Allan Appel Photo Slavery still exists in the prison-industrial complex. Voting rights have been reversed. But we can prevail against systemic evils —  because we have done it before right here in New Haven.

That history lesson with contemporary resonance highlighted a sermon that kicked off a three-year celebration of the historic Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ as it moves towards its 200th anniversary in 2020.

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Eruv Will Be Back Up

by Paul Bass | Feb 15, 2017 1:17 pm | Comments (1)

If you happened to notice a rabbi checking 11 miles worth of telephone poles around town in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, here’s what he was up to:  Making sure that religiously observant New Haven Jews can stroll babies and carry prayer books when Sabbath rolls around.

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Expected Refugee Ban Sparks Local Protest

by Lucy Gellman | Jan 25, 2017 9:30 pm | Comments (3)

Scott Friedman Photo A small but vocal crowd, many holding homemade signs and placards, gathered Wednesday night at the corner of Chapel and Church streets for an “emergency vigil” to protest President Donald Trump’s expected executive order barring and then indefinitely banning Syrian refugees from the U.S. and temporarily barring refugees from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia or Libya.

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