Healing Turtle Island

The Collegiate Church, established in New Amsterdam in 1628, held a healing ceremony with representatives of the Lenape Indians on Friday, November 27, 2009. The date marked the first observance of Native American Heritage Day, as signed into law by President Obama in June. “Turtle Island” is a common reference among Indian peoples for the land that European settlers called “the new world.” Read more.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014
blogThe Art of New Beginnings

As we move into our traditional season of celebration, ceremony and remembrance, we at Intersections, along with the Collegiate Church family, re-dedicate ourselves to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our Native American brothers and sisters. In keeping with the Healing Turtle Island ceremony in 2009, when a new alliance was formed... more...

Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Five Years Down a New Path

In 2009, the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson entering into what would ultimately become New York harbor, there was considerable hoopla surrounding “all things Dutch.” The leadership of the Collegiate Church, with Dutch antecedents, felt this was insufficient—bordering on unjust—as there was no comparable... more...

Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Love and Forgiveness

Sometimes, it is the unexpected things in life that prove to be the most rewarding. A few days ago, we learned that the Collegiate Church of New York, Intersections’ “parent” organization, was recognized as an “Exemplar of Love and Forgiveness in Governance” by George Mason University in Virginia. Along with... more...

Fri, 15 Feb 2013
Manahatta Reading

On the day after Thanksgiving in 2009, the Collegiate Church joined with people from the Lenape nations (Manhattan’s original residents) in an important commemoration in the 400th year since Henry Hudson landed in New York Harbor. Healing Turtle Island, as the event was called, acknowledged the Collegiate Church’s complicity... more...