After less than three years as the top editor of The New York Times, the company abruptly announced Wednesday that Jill Abramson had been fired and replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet, the first black editor to lead the paper.
A report from The New York Times said the announcement from Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the paper and chairman of The New York Times Company, stunned the newsroom in a hastily assembled meeting. The decision was made, he said, because of "an issue with management in the newsroom."
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama joined dignitaries and families of the fallen in New York City Thursday to mark the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which officially opened its doors 13 years after two airplanes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center and claimed 3,000 lives.
While honoring those who lost their lives and the heroic actions of Welles Remy Crowther, a man identified by those whom he helped rescue at the cost of his own life as "the man in the red handkerchief," Obama expressed "deep gratitude to everybody who was involved in that great undertaking … for bringing us to this day, for giving us this sacred place of healing and hope."
"We come together, we stand in the footprints of two mighty towers graced by the rush of the eternal waters," said Obama. "We look in into the faces of nearly 3,000 innocent souls ... women and children of every race, every creed, from every corner of the world." more >>
"Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz, who killed six people in the 1970s and claimed to be led by a demon, has turned down a parole hearing because he believes Jesus Christ has already forgiven and "set him free."
"Jesus has forgiven him and set him free," Berkowitz's lawyer, Mark J. Heller, said after he was denied parole last week at Sullivan Correctional Facility, NY Post's Page Six reported on Monday.
The convicted killer did not show up for his hearing because he is not seeking to leave prison, Heller explained. He has turned down all previous parole hearings as well. more >>
NEW YORK — While some Christians might certainly agree to disagree on some issues, others believe that there are certain elements of their faith that are not up for debate. But instead of warring over those differences, Christians should find a way to "come back to Jesus," according to a philosophy professor and author of the new book, The Second Truth.
"It's amazing to me that 500 years ago, 400 years ago, Christians (were) killing Christians, burning them alive in the name of Jesus over really minor points," Dr. James P. Danaher, professor of Philosophy at Nyack College and chair of its Philosophy Department, shared in a recent discussion with The Christian Post.
Even today, Christians at odds over otherwise hot-button topics like marriage and abortion are still squabbling over minor stuff, as far as Danaher sees things. Instead of tearing at each other's throats over doctrinal differences, and divergent political and social opinions, Christians should just stick to Jesus. more >>
NEW YORK CITY — New York City's declining mainline congregations can learn from their Evangelical sister churches, said Joel Gibson, the director of Faith Based Initiatives at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.
"Those churches [like Tim Keller's Redeemer Presbyterian or the Trinity Grace Churches] that are growing and are large have very extensive community engagement networks and ministries, and people understand that the value-add from their faith tradition in their own life is made manifest when it is in relationship," Gibson told The Christian Post.
"God is relational. God created us man and woman. God created us to be in relationship, and the intention is that we replicate this relationship in terms of reaching out and being connected to others. Something I think that mainline churches can learn from the Evangelical churches is ... they're living out that reality," he added. more >>
A Brooklyn, New York woman filed a federal lawsuit against the City of New York and two NYPD officers seeking unspecified damages Friday for repeatedly barging into her home seeking to arrest her husband who has been dead for more than eight years.
Karen Fennell, her son James Jordan Jr. and Anthony Solis are named in the suit against the City of New York and the two officers identified only as John Doe and Jane Doe.
Fennell alleges in the suit that since her husband, James E. Jordan, passed away on March 17, 2006, the officers have showed up at her home on "numerous occasions" claiming they had a warrant for her husband's arrest. more >>