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On March 31, 2017 we had our 38,699,318th 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!
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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- Benedict Option May 1, 2017There’s something very right about Rod Dreher’s call to action in The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation . He urges us to ask if we have “compromised too much with the world” and suggests ways to renew the integrity of our religious communities. Yet there’s also something wrong. A rhetoric […]
- Return of the Strong Gods May 1, 2017A young writer in Australia recently sent me an essay that ended with an arresting sentence: “I am twenty-seven years old and hope to live to see the end of the twentieth century.” I sympathize. We have reached a series of dead ends in the West. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Americans thought […]
- Getting Augustine Wrong April 7, 2017Injustices are done; imprudent, ill-considered policies are pursued. Brutal, cynical men posture as noble leaders. There’s a great deal about public life that arouses our passions. It is easy to become angry, bitter, fearful, and despairing. There’s another side as well. We can harbor great hopes, throwing ourselves into politics with the conviction that we […]
First Things Podcast Post-election roundtable
April 26, 2017, 6:00am EDT
Give us your take on the future of religion in New York City.
April 19, 2017, 6:00am EDT
“The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1).
April 17, 2017, 6:00am EDT
Everyday life in Flushing becomes easier and cheaper with life turnarounds through religious faith.
April 15, 2017, 2:10pm EDT
Plus College Student Religion Journalism Contest, Manhattan Conference on the Reformation & Human Rights, Journey at Sacred Sites Open House
April 14, 2017, 6:00am EDT
At Malchijah's Hats on Atlantic Avenue in Crown Heights, they've got hattitude!
Isaiah 53’s Man of Sorrows with Reverend Tim Keller and art from the Museum of Biblical Art, Manhattan
April 13, 2017, 6:00am EDT
Prepare for Good Friday by watching our video with commentary by Rev Tim Keller on the art, music & dance about the Suffering Servant.
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn has begun!
- Manhattan Sojourn -- tap dancing for lunch!
- Bedford-Stuyvesant Sojourn. I didn’t make my mother smile.
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- Flushing, Queens Sojourn -- Religious view on the streets in October
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- Williamsburg-Greenpoint SOJOURN -- Street Art
- Bushwick, Brooklyn SOJOURN -- Cemetery of the Evergreens
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- Manhattan Sojourn -- Tapping, "Good night!"
- Announcing a new feature: Sojourns
A celebration of the people…
In America, Does More Education Equal Less Religion?
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AP: Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
NPR: Iran’s Ahmadinejad will run for Presidency, flouting Ayatollah’s advice
Wichita Eagle: Benedictine College to remove ‘yoga’ from course names
Reuters: United States’ first female Muslim judge found dead in Hudson River
Restrictions on religion among the 25 most populous countries, 2007-2015
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