Author: Rachael Bongiorno

Bio: Rachael Bongiorno is a New York City based multimedia journalist and media educator from Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been broadcast on NPR, WNYC, ABC Australia’s Radio National, Deutsche Welle, Democracy Now!, SBS Australia, Free Speech Radio News (FSRN), and 3CR Radio. She holds a BA with postgraduate Honours from The University of Melbourne and an MA in media studies from The New School. Her stories and projects are available at


Meditation and Community Engagement – A Buddhist Monk’s Work in Midtown Manhattan

Posted on: 22 Dec 2014

A Korean Buddhist leader serves multiple constituencies in the city

Redefining the Role of Women in Islam

Posted on: 21 Dec 2014

Reima Yosif is a shaykha, a female Muslim scholar. Her focus is on educating Muslim women.

Beyond a Religion: Vodou Connects Haitians to their African Roots

Posted on: 18 Dec 2014

Haitian Vodou priest Dòwòti Désir works to overturn myths and stereotypes about her religion.

Red Hook Residents Take on Climate Change

Posted on: 09 Oct 2014

Residents from Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhood prepare for another storm.

Voices from the People’s Climate March

Posted on: 30 Sep 2014

Listen to an audio postcard featuring climate activists from around the world.