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Long Island religious leaders

Photos of some religious leaders on Long Island.

The Rev. Hope Johnson

The Rev. Hope Johnson with members of her
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

The Rev. Hope Johnson with members of her congregation at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, in Garden City, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Johnson, who has been with the congregation for a decade, is the church's first black minister.

Rabbi Steven Moss

Rabbi Steven Moss, center, co-chairman of the Eastern
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Rabbi Steven Moss, center, co-chairman of the Eastern Long Island Jewish Alliance and president of the Suffolk County Board of Rabbis, talks with Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, in front of the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack on May 1, 2014. Craig Padover, a board member of the community center, stands at left.

Bishop William Murphy

Bishop William F. Murphy greets worshippers after Palm
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Bishop William F. Murphy greets worshippers after Palm Sunday Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre on March 24, 2013.

Nayyar Imam

Nayyar Imam is the first Muslim chaplain of
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Nayyar Imam is the first Muslim chaplain of the Suffolk County Police Department. He is shown here at the Islamic Association of Long Island mosque in Selden on July 30, 2012.

Rabbi Tuvia Teldon

Rabbi Tuvia Teldon blows the shofar for students
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Rabbi Tuvia Teldon blows the shofar for students as he teaches them the history of the Jewish musical instrument on Sept. 4, 2014. Teldon was the first Chabad rabbi on Long Island, and now heads the movement in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Jewish orthodox movement is growing rapidly on Long Island — now home to 32 Chabad centers — at a time when many traditional synagogues are closing, merging or losing members.

Multifaith campus in Brookville

The Brookville Church's multifaith campus unites Protestants, Jews
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The Brookville Church's multifaith campus unites Protestants, Jews and Muslims. From left, Dr. Sultan Abdulhameed of the Muslim Reform Movement Organization, Pam Gawley of The Interfaith Community, the Rev. Vicky Eastland of the Brookville Church, the Rev. Enid Kessler of The Interfaith Community and Rabbi Stuart Paris of The New Synagogue of Long Island are seen inside the church on Nov. 13, 2013.

St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church

From left, Father Paul Kim, Msgr. Brendan Riordan
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

From left, Father Paul Kim, Msgr. Brendan Riordan and Deacon Stephen Choi of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Great Neck on June 13, 2013.

Imam Muhammad A. Jabbar

Imam Muhammad A. Jabbar of the Masjid Darul
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Imam Muhammad A. Jabbar of the Masjid Darul Quran mosque in Bay Shore on Aug. 14, 2012.

Rabbi Ben Herman

Rabbi Ben Herman joined the Jericho Jewish Center
Photo Credit: Jericho Jewish Center

Rabbi Ben Herman joined the Jericho Jewish Center as its senior rabbi in 2014. The rabbi relocated from Tucson, Arizona, where he was assistant rabbi at Congregation Anshei Israel.

The Rev. Msgr. Nelson Perez

The Rev. Msgr. Nelson Perez is seen after
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The Rev. Msgr. Nelson Perez is seen after Bishop William Murphy announces his appointment as an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre on June 8, 2012. Perez is the diocese's first Latino auxiliary bishop.

The Rev. Msgr. Robert Brennan

The Rev. Msgr. Robert Brennan is seen after
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The Rev. Msgr. Robert Brennan is seen after Bishop William Murphy announced his appointment as an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre on June 8, 2012.

Bishop Johncy Itty

Bishop Johncy Itty holds up a palm cross
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Bishop Johncy Itty holds up a palm cross during Palm Sunday service at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Lindenhurst on March 24, 2013.

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