Mayor hopes for gun violence exorcism with new office of faith-based and community partnership


Mayor Eric Adams is calling upon the wrath of God to help fix some of New York’s most pressing issues.

Adams held a special Thursday morning breakfast for the City’s diverse spiritual and religious leaders inside the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The harbingers of faith were treated to a vegan meal inside one of the Big Apple’s most historic institutions, yet the breakfast served more as a rallying cry than a humble get-together. 

Cardinal Dolan and other religious leaders attended the breakfast in the New York Public Library. Photo by Dean Moses
Vegan food courtesy of Mayor Eric Adams. Photo by Dean Moses

The morning was spent with various interfaith leaders thanking Adams for his support, but soon it was Adams who would call upon them. Referencing the storm of bullets plaguing the city as a result of gun violence and the out-of-control homeless crisis, Adams asked the group to hit the streets.