Religion Articles

The Lighthouse Mexico Church of God
Guns, Religion

Guns and Church

By , BDJ 464.03

By Justin Bachman MEXICO, N.Y. (NCC News) — Firearms and religion. It’s a combination sure to come with passionate responses from all sides. For one church in Mexico, New York, it’s not as complicated. Lighthouse Revival Church has a big, bold message scrolling across its website: “We are NOT a gun-free zone. We protect our people.” […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Community, Crime, Religion, Syracuse

Anti-Semitic Incidents in U.S. Rise Almost 60 Percent This Past Year

By , BDJ 364.02

Click the Play button above to find out CNY resident’s reactions to the historic rise in anti-Semitic incidents this past year. Audio transcript: Feature Story Anti-Semitism_Price By Jack Price SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Reports this morning said there have been an almost 60 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. this past year, the […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Community, Religion

Jewish Community Center Of Syracuse Puts On Annual Purim Carnival

By , BDJ 364.01

Click the play button to learn more about the Purim carnival at the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse. Audio Transcript: Rubino_PurimCarnival  By Andrew Rubino DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Jewish Community Center of Syracuse had its annual Purim carnival on Sunday. Purim, a Jewish festival, involves a public celebration, costumes and charity donations. The community […]

Continue Reading »

(c) 2016 Robert Schiff
Community, Religion

Two Different Celebrations: Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Fall on The Same Day

By , BDJ 464.01

CJ Santosuosso  SYRACUSE, NY (NCC NEWS) – February 14th has always had significance: it’s Valentine’s Day. The day meant to celebrate St. Valentine features candy, flowers and sweets is a staple for lovers everywhere. This year, another Christian holiday is crashing the party. For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday has fallen on Valentine’s Day. […]

Continue Reading »


Syracuse Diocese Coping With Priest Shortage

By , BDJ 364.01

Click the Play button above to hear about the latest update on the priest shortage in the Diocese of Syracuse Audio transcript: Primerano_Diocese Shortage By Santino Primerano SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The ongoing priest shortage in the Diocese of Syracuse is not currently a crisis, Danielle Cummings, communications director for the Diocese, said Monday afternoon. “We have […]

Continue Reading »

Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Education, History, Religion, Syracuse, Things to do, tourism

Onondaga Historical Association Opens New Jewish Community Exhibit

By , BDJ 364.01

 By Josh Horwitz SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) The new exhibit opening tonight here at the Onondaga Historical Association is taking a look at the impact that the Jewish community of Syracuse has had on the advancement of the city and the region. The exhibit looks at four specific sectors that the Jewish Community has had […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Religion, Sports

Haudenosaunee Traditions were on Display at Wooden Lacrosse Stick Festival

By , BDJ 364.03

Listen to hear about the events of the 2017 Haudenosaunee Wooden Lacrosse Stick Festival. BY NICHOLAS KUZMA NEDROW, NY (NCC NEWS)- The descendants of the creators of lacrosse kept the traditions alive at a wooden stick lacrosse festival in Nedrow. The people of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, a conglomeration of New York Native American nations, who […]

Continue Reading »

Community, History, Religion

Catholic Religion May Introduce Female Priests

By , BDJ 663.01

By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Catholic Churches have had male priests for the entirety of their existence. This prestigious religion traditionally sticks with the norms, that were developed when the Catholic religion became a following. Now, the discussion of females becoming priests is trending around the world. Many believe that this would strengthen […]

Continue Reading »

Arts, Central New York, Community, food, Religion, Syracuse, Things to do

Inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival Looks To Connect Cultures

By , BDJ 663.01

By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse adds another festival to what has been an event filled summer. August will bring the inaugural Syracuse Arts and Culture Festival to the city. The event is focused on the interaction of cultures. According to John DeSantis, an employee of Believe in Syracuse, his mission is to bring the community […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Community, food, International, Religion

Saint George Macedonian Church Hosting an Ethnic Festival

By , BDJ 663.01

Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Saint George Macedonian Church in Syracuse will be hosting its 15th Annual Macedonian Ethnic Festival this weekend. This festival will highlight the Macedonian’s history, faith, and cuisines. During this event, there will be young children performing the traditional dance called the kikta. “The new generation learning the Macedonia focal and […]

Continue Reading »

Arts, Central New York, Community, Religion, Things to do

Ukrainian Catholic Church Gears Up for 76th Annual Ukrainian Festival!

By , BDJ 663.01

Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Bring on the pierogis! Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church is gearing up for their 76th annual Ukrainian festival going on this weekend. The festival is a celebration of Ukrainian culture and will feature traditional Ukrainian food, drinks, music, dancing, crafts and more! According to Festival Chair, […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Community, Government, Religion

Local Mosque provides support for Muslims affected by travel ban


By Jose Cuevas SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – Syracuse’s Islamic Society of Central New York provides worship and support services to the Muslim Community. Members of the community have recently been affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban as some of their respective family members have been barred from entering the country. “The whole ban is non-sense […]

Continue Reading »

Business, Central New York, Community, Religion, Syracuse, tourism

Cathedral Renovations Nearly Complete

By , BDJ 663.02

By Corey Crisan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is getting a much-needed makeover. According to a press release, the downtown cathedral has not been updated since the 1980s when the tabernacle and baptismal font were moved around. The external restoration project began back in the spring. The interior of the church […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York, Community, Politics, Religion

Muslims in Central New York celebrates the festival of Ramadan

By , BDJ 665.2

Month-long celebrations are underway at the Islamic society of Syracuse despite an atmosphere of growing political controversy against Muslims in during the Trump presidency. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. The festival commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. Even […]

Continue Reading »