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On July 9, 2016 we had our 33,000,000th viewer! We are #1 on Google search for "NYC religion." We were founded on July 9, 2010 and continue with your support. Thank-you so very much!
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We are exploring the postsecular city.

Join us as we travel down all 6,374.9 miles of our city's streets, every alleyway and quite a few hallways to map and photograph every religious site and to interview clergy and lay leaders at the sites.

We are an incubator and educator for new ways of doing religion reporting and understanding the postsecular city. We are nonsectarian and nonpartisan and open to anyone's cool and authoritative reporting on NYC religion.

We are a public square for the postsecular city. People of faith, people of no faith, liberals, conservatives--all are welcomed to journey together to make this city better for all people. Our warmest feelings are toward those who help the poor, the needy, and the abused.

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Did NYC come from Potbelly Hill? Updated 2016

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Sunday News: religious events & people around the world that affect New Yorkers

Sunday News: religious events & people around the world that affect New Yorkers

Secularist policing in France. Vatican & secularist Chinese govt in negotiations.

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OpEd: Is the public school a religion-free zone?

OpEd: Is the public school a religion-free zone?

There is a mythology that in the public schools religion cannot be mentioned, the Bible can't be taught, and religious expression is prohibited. As we ...

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Immigrant ruins: churches regroup as Brazilians leave the city

Immigrant ruins: churches regroup as Brazilians leave the city

What if the anti-immigrant forces have their way? What would New York City faith look like? What happened by 2013 among Brazilian churches gives a ...

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From Danceteria to The JCC: ‘70’s child, Rabbi’s daughter Shira Dicker finally had a Bat Mitzvah (party)

From Danceteria to The JCC: ‘70’s child, Rabbi’s daughter Shira Dicker finally had a Bat Mitzvah (party)

A teenager of the 1970s who rebelled against the more conservative Jewish conventions is revisiting the “disco Judaism” of her h.s & college years. From ...

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Gunfire and murder near Journey’s meet-up place at Brevoort Houses in BedStuy, Brooklyn. Updated

Gunfire and murder near Journey’s meet-up place at Brevoort Houses in BedStuy, Brooklyn. Updated

New Jerusalem Holy Temple gives sidewalk counseling and other aid. Journey breaks story through social media.

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  • ACLU: Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for license

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing county officials in Alabama who told a Christian woman to remove her headscarf for her driver's license photo. […]

  • Egypt approves law on churches despite Christian opposition

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says parliament has approved a first-ever law to regulate the construction of churches despite opposition from rights groups and Coptic Christian leaders. […]

  • Feds get more time to respond to church shooting lawsuits

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge has granted the federal government more time to respond to wrongful death lawsuits in the South Carolina church shootings that claimed the lives of nine black parishioners. […]

  • Fire engulfs century-old Presbyterian church; no injuries

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A massive fire engulfed a century-old Gothic church that hosted many programs for young children and gay worshipers, but no injuries were reported. […]

  • Judge to hear objections to closing church shooting hearing

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge will hear from news media organizations objecting closing a hearing in the trial of the man charged in the deaths of nine black church members in Charleston. […]

  • Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican. […]

  • Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

    There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown. "We're literally ... […]

  • Indonesian church attacker 'obsessed with IS leader'

    An Indonesian teenager who stabbed a priest in a church and tried to set off a homemade bomb was obsessed with the Islamic State (IS) group leader, a minister said Monday. The 17-year-old attempted Sunday to set off the crude, low-grade explosive as the Catholic priest held mass in the packed church in Medan on Sumatra island, and then stabbed him with a knife. The congregation tackled the attacker after he ran at Father Albert Pandiangan and knifed him, stopping the teenager before he could do more harm. […]

  • Indonesian church attacker 'obsessed' with Islamic State leader: senior minister

    A knife-wielding Indonesian teen who tried to attack a priest at a church during a Sunday service was "obsessed" with extremist group Islamic State, a senior minister said on Monday. Indonesian authorities are increasingly worried about a resurgence in radicalism in the world's largest Muslim-majority country, driven in part by a new generation of jihadis inspired by Islamic State (IS). "From the cellphone that was seized by security forces, this youth was obsessed with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," Chief Security Minister Wiranto told reporters, referring to the leader of the Middle Eastern militant group. […]

  • Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

    Pope Francis said Sunday he wanted to visit the quake-hit villages of central Italy, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching. Speaking to worshippers in St Peter's Square in Rome, Francis said he wanted to visit those hit by Wednesday's deadly earthquake which brought devastation to a string of mountain villages in a remote area straddling the Umbria, Marche and Lazio regions. With hopes of finding anyone else still alive fading fast, rescue workers and survivors were turning their attention to the future as temperatures start to fall. […]

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