The Brooklyn Heights Interfaith Clergy Association is composed of neighborhood imams, ministers, pastors, priests, and rabbis who have gathered once a month for decades to represent thousands of faithful neighbors at the table.

As a multi-faith group we affirm that every person is made in the divine image and possesses inherent dignity and worth. We are enriched by the spirituality of one another’s traditions and impoverished when any member of our community is threatened or diminished.

We are hurt and sickened by recent attacks on Jewish people in our region.

Attacks on visibly religious people are attacks on religious life, itself. Anti-Semitism is an expression of evil and a crime against the human family. Religious bigotry insults the loving and life giving spirit at the heart of the world. It mars the image of the God that is reflected in all of us, collectively.

The Brooklyn Heights Interfaith Clergy Association values religious diversity and interfaith bonds. We support our Jewish brothers and sisters in the face of anti-Semitism and at all times.

We invite those who fear our differences to embrace the joy of diversity and join us in peace.

  • Imam Dr. Abdalla Allam, Islamic Mission of America, Dawood Masjid
  • Nancy Black, Brooklyn Monthly Meeting\
  • Father Michael Callaghan, C.O., Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • The Reverend Canon John E. Denaro, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral The Reverend Joseph D.
  • Dewey, Resurrection Brooklyn
  • The Reverend Mark Genszler, Christ Church Cobble Hill
  • Pastor Klaus Dieter Gress, Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Father Dominique Hanna, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral
  • Dr. Ahmad Jaber, Board Chair of Dawood Mosque
  • Rabbi Molly G. Kane, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
  • The Reverend Mark Lane, C.O., The Oratory Church of St. Boniface
  • The Reverend Ana Levy-Lyons, First Unitarian Congregational Society
  • Rabbi Serge A. Lippe, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
  • The Reverend Erika K. Meyer, Grace Church
  • Pastor Clint Padgitt, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Cantor Ayelet Porzecanski, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
  • The Reverend Dr. Allen F. Robinson, Grace Church
  • The Reverend Katherine A. Salisbury, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral Pastor Julie Sløk, Danish Seamen’s Church
  • The Reverend Marie Tatro, Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
  • The Reverend Dr. Craig D. Townsend, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral
  • The Reverend Adriene Thorne, First Presbyterian Church

The God we call by many names calls us to protect all the varieties of peaceful religious expression: they are essential both to knowing God and to the spirit of our neighborhood, city, and nation.

Rabbi Samuel Weintraub, Kane Street Synagogue