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News & PR

 Recent News from The Collegiate Churches of New York

January 3, 2013
Arthur Caliandro, Minister at Marble Collegiate, Dies at 79, New York Times
"The Rev. Arthur Caliandro, who had the daunting task of following the popular Rev. Norman Vincent Peale to the venerable pulpit of Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan and then used it to reach out to people of other faiths, low-income children, women and gay congregants, died on Sunday at a rehabilitation center in the Bronx. He was 79."

December 18, 2012
One Christmas Story: People Rich in Spirit
, WITF
The folks in Reading have gotten used to media agencies coming to cover the severe poverty situation there, but not many have chosen to focus on the good that comes out of a bad situation. Odyssey Networks of New York has done just that. They've produced a Christmas special called One Christmas Story: People Rich In Spirit.

December 11, 2012
500 get first look at TV special about Reading, Reading Eagle
"We are especially grateful to the Collegiate Churches of New York for the early leadership provided in support of our effort and for their insight to offer the funding to serve the poor," Shafer said. "That underscores our intent not only to increase positive visibility of Reading, but also to enable us to assist in a most tangible way."

 June 4, 2012
Christmas Eve TV special to put Reading in national spotlight, WFMZ-TV
"Reading will soon be in the national spotlight. City leaders on Thursday took the wraps off a new special that's set to air on Christmas Eve. The hour-long program, called 'One Christmas Story: People Rich in Spirit,' will be broadcast on CBS, and although it will focus on the fact that poverty is rampant in Reading, it will mainly highlight the people who live and work in the city."