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Democratic congressman tests positive for COVID-19 one day after House speech supporting impeachment

U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat attends Governor Andrew Cuomo (not pictured) delivering remarks at Riverside Church during morning worship on the inequities in the Trump administration's vaccine distribution plan. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 one day after he spoke in favor of impeachment on the US House floor. Four Democratic members of Congress, including Espallait, and two spo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Congress, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, House, Medicare, Oklahoma, Andrew Cuomo, Patch, Trump, Riverside Church, Capitol, Scott Perry

Cuomo threatens Trump with legal action over vaccine distribution plan

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo repeated his threat to sue the Trump administration as he invoked Martin Luther King, Jr. during Sunday remarks about the COVID outbreak at historic Riverside Church in Manhattan. "The Rev. Dr. King, who spoke in this magnificent church, said of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhumane because it often results in ...
Tags: New York, News, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, Martin Luther King Jr, Cuomo, Trump, Riverside Church

People's Theatre Project Will Honor Lin-Manuel Miranda And The Miranda Family At 2020 Gala

PTP's Big Night, the second annual gala benefiting People's Theatre Project, will celebrate the company's 11th season and honor award-winning composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton, In The Heights, along with the Miranda family Luis A. Miranda Jr., Luz Towns-Miranda, Vanessa Nadal, Luz Miranda-Crespo, Luis Crespo, and Miguel Towns. The April 2nd celebration will be held at the Riverside Church. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Miranda, Riverside Church, Lin Manuel Miranda, BWW News Desk, Lin Manuel Miranda Hamilton, PTP

How Martin Luther King Jr. and Motown Saved the Sound of the Civil Rights Movement

You know Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Or at least you think you know it—you’ve read about it in textbooks, or heard politicians quote from it, or seen clips in classrooms or museums. But chances are, you haven’t heard the full 17-minute address from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and what you have heard failed to capture what made it the one of the most famous speeches in history. Even if you wanted to, despite its renown, it’s surprisingly hard to find...
Tags: Music, News, Washington, Stanford, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Atlanta, Fox, Cbs, Birmingham, Vietnam, Jackson, Martin Luther King, Detroit, Civil rights movement

Coaching Legends Were Accused of Abuse. Will Someone Finally Pay?

Since New York lifted the statute of limitations on sexual abuse lawsuits, scores of victims have come forward.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Riverside Church, Child Abuse And Neglect, Coaches and Managers, New York Child Victims Act (2019, Christ the King High School

Mickey Thomas Terry: BALTIMORE RECITAL-Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church

Mickey Thomas Terry writes: Hello Everyone, Attached, please find a flyer for my upcoming recital on Sunday, October 27th at 3pm.  I hope that you can make it.   I will be performing works by Bach, Mozart, Reger, Undine Moore, David Hurd, Thomas Kerr, and Mark Fax.  The program will feature the magnificent Aeolian-Skinner Organ that Virgil Fox played when he served as organist there prior to going to Riverside Church in New York. All the best, MTT [Author: Willi...
Tags: New York, Religion, Baltimore, Riverside Church, William J Zick, Mickey Thomas Terry, Virgil Fox

Memorial Service, March 30th, 2pm, Riverside Church, for Andrew Frierson [New York, NY]

SATURDAY, March 30th at 2pm (doors open at 1:30pm) The Theatre at Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive (enter through the Claremont Avenue side) Sandra Seaton writes: Dear Bill, I am writing to let you know about a memorial service to be held this Saturday for the distinguished and revered bass baritone Andrew Frierson. The Frierson family thanks the AfriClassical community in advance for sharing this information and welcomes all to attend this very spe...
Tags: Religion, New York Times, Riverside Church, New York Ny, Sandra, William J Zick, Frierson, Sandra Seaton, Claremont Avenue, Andrew Frierson, James Kennon Wilson, Independent Black Opera Singers, Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive, Andrew Frierson The Frierson, Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York NY

The Unfinished Business of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Imam Zaid Shakir

During these days many in this country are commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. While most remember Dr. King for his soaring oration, symbolized by his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered before a sweltering throng at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963, Dr. King was far more than a moving orator. He was a formidable intellectual, an effective organizer and a passionate advocate for the freedom of his people. These qualities combined with...
Tags: Politics, Leadership, Iraq, India, Religion, Evil, Society, War, Chicago, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Palestine, Islam, Civil Rights, Manhattan

The Music of Juan Pablo Contreras at USC

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Newman Recital Hall in the heart of USC, the music of Juan Pablo Contreras was heard in a concert titled The Sounds of Mexico. The occasion was his final DMA recital, and only a few empty seats could be seen in the spacious hall on a sunny summer afternoon. The concert was presented jointly by the USC Thornton School of Music and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. Juan Pablo Contreras is already one of the most prominent young composers in La...
Tags: New York, Mexico, Religion, Los Angeles, Paris, Mexico City, Moscow, Argentina, Venezuela, Concert Review, Latin America, Usc, Veracruz, Salta, Riverside Church, Voladores

When MLK turned on Vietnam, even liberal 'allies' turned on him

A year to the day before his assassination on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Martin Luther King Jr. was in New York City, at the Riverside Church on Manhattan's Upper West Side, talking about Vietnam.
Tags: New York City, Cnn, Manhattan, Vietnam, Upper West Side, Memphis, Martin Luther King Jr, Riverside Church

Clinton says this helped her deal with 2016 loss

Hillary Clinton said she didn't think she would lose the 2016 presidential election while talking about her faith at Riverside Church in New York.
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Hillary Clinton: I didn't think I would lose

Hillary Clinton said she didn't think she would lose the 2016 presidential election while talking about her faith at Riverside Church in New York.
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Clinton: I didn't think I would lose

Hillary Clinton said she didn't think she would lose the 2016 presidential election while talking about her faith at Riverside Church in New York.
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The Urgency of Preaching

And how will they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14 Has preaching fallen on hard times? An open debate is now being waged over the character and centrality of preaching in the church. At stake is nothing less than the integrity of Christian worship and proclamation. How did this happen? Given the central place of preaching in the New Testament church, it would seem that the priority of biblical preaching should be uncontested. After all, as John A. Broadus–one of Southern Seminary’s founding...
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Friday: Locrian plays JLA

John Luther Adams Locrian Chamber Players’s mission is clear: they play the very newest contemporary classical fare: selections must have been written in the last decade to be programmed. This time out, the focus is on the music of John Luther Adams, including his setting of the late Alaskan poet John Haines’s “Cosmic Dust,” performed by the group’s regular vocalist, mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (Anonymous Four, Ekmeles), and the New York premiere of the string quartet “untouched” (2...
Tags: New York, Religion, Concert, Concerts, Locrian, Riverside Church, John Luther Adams, David Macdonald, John Haines, Contemporary Classical, Composers, Chamber Music, File Under, Locrian Chamber Players, John Luther Adams Locrian, Jacqueline Horner Kwiatek Anonymous Four Ekmeles

50 years ago today: Martin Luther King Jr. — in his fieriest speech — denounces the war in Vietnam.

The NYT remembers... including the part where...The New York Times called Dr. King’s remarks both “facile” and “slander.” It said the moral issues in Vietnam “are less clear-cut than he suggests” and warned that “to divert the energies of the civil rights movement to the Vietnam issue is both wasteful and self-defeating,” given how the movement needed to confront what the paper called “the intractability of slum mores and habits.”MLK — at Riverside Church in NYC — exhibited stark anger:Dr. King....
Tags: Europe, Law, NYC, Southeast Asia, United States, New York Times, Mlk, Vietnam, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Riverside Church, South Vietnam, Ann Althouse

Opinion: Martin Luther King Jr.'s most unpopular speech

Fifty years ago this week, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the most important speech of his life at the Riverside Church in New York, denouncing the Vietnam War and connecting the American civil rights struggle with a larger, global movement for peace and human rights. Forty-nine years ago this week, King was shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee.
Tags: New York, News, Stories, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Riverside Church, Jr, Forty

This speech made Martin Luther King Jr. revolutionary

Fifty years ago this week, says Peniel Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against Vietnam at Riverside Church and became a "genuine prophet for social justice."
Tags: Cnn, Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr, Riverside Church, Peniel Joseph Martin Luther King Jr

A Eulogy for Alex

Editor’s note: Ten days after his son, Alex, drove off a bridge and was killed in a car accident, Reverend William Sloane Coffin delivered the following sermon to his congregation at Riverside Church in New York City. I was first introduced to this sermon years ago in a college communications course, and I have thought of it with surprising regularity ever since. Its presence in my mind has been so frequent, especially recently after the loss of a dear friend, that I finally decided to share i...
Tags: Life, Boston, New York City, Emily Dickinson, Alex, Christ, Hemingway, Alexander, Riverside Church, Boston Harbor, A Man's Life, William Sloane, William Sloane Coffin, Byron That, C S Lewis, Robert Browning Hamilton

Irish And American Progressives Are Organizing A St. Patrick's Day Rally Against Trump In New York

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Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, America, European Union, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, House, Northern Ireland, Manhattan, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, King, Huffington Post

Historic DC Baptist Church calls married couple as co-pastors

155 year old Calvary Baptist Church is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington DC. The late Warren G Harding attended Calvary Baptist while he was US president. Calvary was a founding congregation of the Northern Baptist Convention (now the American Baptist Churches, USA), supported the abolition of slavery and is a designated peace church. The congregation was also a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and for a time was the home congregation of both the president of the Ameri...
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What Martin Luther King Dreams Of Today

This first appeared elsewhere in August, 2013, on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. While it does not address the rise of Trump and what he represents, I believe it is as relevant today as it was then. Maybe more so, as the need to resist the incoming administration can lull us into working to restore the "normalcy" of the Democratic Party's more subtle but ultimately no less lethal version of Government by Big Money. Let us dream larger! Fifty years ago I told you I had a dream...
Tags: News, Washington, Iraq, Africa, America, Colombia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Middle East, Manhattan, Peru, Venezuela, Jesus, Vietnam, Cuba, Martin Luther King

Gay Couple Will Lead Historic DC Church With A Vision Of Justice

A 155-year-old Baptist church in Washington DC recently named a married, gay couple to be its senior ministers with unanimous approval from its congregation.  Calvary Baptist Church announced the hiring of Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen as the new senior ministers during a service on Sunday. Sarratt and Swearingen, who were legally married in 2014 and ordained in 2015, will begin their new roles on Feb. 26. “Calvary sits in a unique position to be both a progressive and multiracial congregat...
Tags: News, White House, New York City, Washington Dc, Huffington Post, Upworthy, Antonia Blumberg, Riverside Church, Calvary, Blythe, Southern Baptist Convention, Calvary Baptist Church, Vision of Justice

Churches to Visit this Christmas -

I was warmly welcomed by an amazing array of churches during my US book tour this fall. These are congregations that readers of my books would enjoy. Here they are ... if you visit, tell them I sent you! Tacoma, WA: Immanuel Presbyterian Church Portland, OR: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral San Francisco, CA: Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church St. Luke's Episcopal Church LA Area (Encin...
Tags: New York, Boston, Religion, US, San Francisco, Atlanta, Portland, San Diego, Newton, Riverside Church, St Luke, Episcopal Church, Tempe, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Baltimore Washington, Tacoma WA

Live By The Gun, Die By The Gun

Oregon Faith Report: The easy availability of guns did not make 6-year-old Jacob Hall safer. It helped make him dead. We ought to remember this boy, who was fatally shot at his elementary school in Townville, S.C., just as we ought to remember the brilliantly applicable teaching of Jesus when he famously quipped, “Live by the sword, die by the sword.” Swap in “gun” for “sword” and you have an apt description of what’s happening to us. The mental and emotional problems of the teenager who shot Ja...
Tags: New York, Guns, Office, Military, Jesus, Firearms, Riverside Church, Jacob, UNIONTOWN, Smithfield, Townville, Amy Butler, Jacob Hall

The Gravest Peril

Co-authored with Jonathan D. Greenberg, Scholar in Residence, Daniel Martin Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School. ************************ This the third of three blogs, Jonathan D. Greenberg and I have recently written about the impact of the possible election of Donald Trump upon the 20th century legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr and the legacies of earlier historical struggles for social, racial and economic justice in our country. The election is nine days away. Accord...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Hillary Clinton, Ford, New York Times, Nazi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Huffington Post

The Revd Dr Amy Butler shares the personally agonizing story of her own late term abortion

The Revd Dr Amy Butler became the 7th senior pastor of The Riverside Church in 2014. She is the first clergywoman to be called to the position. The Riverside Church has just under 2000 members of record and is affiliated with both the American Baptist and the United Church of Christ denominations. Dr Butler was moved to tears by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s words regarding abortion and specifically his description of late term abortion, during a candidate debate against Hilary ...
Tags: Religion, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Riverside Church, Butler, United Church of Christ, The Lead, Amy Butler

Friday: Locrian at Riverside Church

The Locrian Players present music from the past decade. The repertoire that their curators find is always a fascinating listen and often includes several premieres. Check them out (for free) on Friday. Friday, August 26 at 8PM Derek Bermel A Short History of the Universe Martin Suckling Visiones after Goya** Elliott Carter Figment IV Royden Tze Starscape*** Jonathan Dawe Silent like the Snow Julian Grant Know Thy Kings and Queens Louis Conti Ohne Heimath * World Premiere ** U.S. Premiere **...
Tags: Religion, Concerts, Riverside Church, Derek Bermel, Contemporary Classical, Elliott Carter

What Made Muhammad Ali Unapologetically Black

Muhammad Ali’s Black Power activism may not fit neatly into the outpouring of grief, respect and reflection in the coming days and weeks after his death Friday at age 74. But its one of the most crucial and enduring parts of a legacy that shaped the world. By the late 1960s, Ali’s unforgiveable blackness helped him emerge as a transcendent and global figure of black liberation. He became more “black” than James Brown, the godfather of soul, who shouted to the world that he was “proud” to be bla...
Tags: News, Africa, America, James Brown, Mexico City, Islam, United Nations, Carmichael, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr, Huffington Post, Ali, Harlem, Lilly Workneh, Riverside Church, Malcolm X

Can We Remember Refugees on Memorial Day?

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been recognized as a progressive town in North Carolina and the U.S. South. Home to one of the oldest public universities in the nation, this town has played an important role in the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and other social justice movements. The town of Chapel Hill welcomed Syrian refugees, in response to Gov. Patrick McCrory's call to halt the future resettlement of Syrian refugees in North Carolina. Chapel Hill's progressive character was ...
Tags: New York, News, Iraq, Wes, Middle East, Vietnam, North Carolina, Martin Luther King Jr, Huffington Post, Chapel Hill, Riverside Church, Jan, Chapel Hill North Carolina, David Price, North Carolina General Assembly, Patrick McCrory