And now for some holiday humor.
This broadcast of the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir & Chamber Orchestra honors the men & women killed or injured in the Metro North derailment. Donna Smith, a volunteer fire chaplain, was on her way to hear The Messiah. Jim Lovell was on his way to help with setting up the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Also killed was Kisook Ahn, a nurse, and James M. Ferrari. More than 60 were injured.
After the Civil War, Nast foresaw America in his “Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving” (1869) as the place where everybody had a place at the table.
As a staff photographer for the Times from 1955 to 1991, Boenzi photographed religious moments to show the enduring & entertaining humanity of New Yorkers.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Manhattan.
The Pew survey of Jews estimates that the number of adults with a Jewish background or affinity is 8.9 million — 3.7% of America’s population.
Camping out on the way to the Holy Land.
Vandal splattered red paint on statues of Jesus & Mary & painted a huge “no” on Bay Ridge Jewish Ctr & a church.
New York has been called the most secular city in America. But don’t tell that to A Journey through NYC religions. Since they began in July of 2010, A Journey has visited nearly 6,500 houses of worship and other religious sites.
We think about the world in very different ways that our medieval predecessors did. Must we then think about religion in different ways too?