Archive for the ‘Peoples’ Category
The slavocrats won and the baptism of slaves ceased. For the first time, commercial values in Manhattan trumped faith and moral values.
The anti-slavery theologians often referred to slavery as “theft of humans” and a violation of the eighth of the Ten Commandments. But the slavocrats gained more elite supporters than did the theologians of freedom.
At the very beginning of Harlem’s life Africans were creating an African American identity rooted in faith and freedom.
Film screening (in English) of Crossing Canal, the story of Overseas Chinese Mission.
Imagine a city run by Preacher’s Kids (PKs). Some might still attend church in their adult years or even have ministries of their own. They would likely have relatives who also grew up as PKs. Some would have taken the sense of a spiritual calling into other fields like journalism, teaching, nursing and medicine. Some [...]
The churches near World Trade Towers in New York City were shaken but were able to give immediate sanctuary in “the Belly of the Beast.”
Today, we visit Holy Fire Dynamic World International Church, a Ghanaian church that celebrates it joys in the indigenous African language of Akan. Since 1990, there is a new diaspora of Africans in the United States. More Africans have arrived voluntarily than came in chains prior to 1807, the year we outlawed international slave trafficking [...]
“Mwen beni non ou!” (“I Bless Your Name!”). 152,811 NYC Haitians have created a rich variety of faith-based organizations providing music and worship for the soul, great joumou soup (squash) in restaurants, theology books, and radio programs for children.
There a no certain statistics about the faiths of Haitians in New York City. We have sorted through various scholarly, religious organization and community estimates to arrive at our figures. We are also continuing to interview Haitian religious leaders about the attendance at their religious sites. We welcome any additional information. A majority of NYC [...]
Edwidge Danticat, who attended the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men Church in Brooklyn before moving to Miami, is probably the most celebrated Haitian author in the United States. Filled with a rich, shimmering language, her novels and stories draw upon her life as a girl left by her US-bound parents to be brought up [...]