Archive for the ‘Faith-based social services’ Category
April 29, 2013
The Big Apple has become an exporter of religious ideas, regaining a role that it had in the 19th Century. I came across this phenomenon while reporting for A Journey through NYC religions from a far-flung outpost on an island in Indonesia. Following up my reporting on Indonesians in New York City, in January I [...]
November 21, 2012
At Thanksgiving the heart of New York City’s people is on display at The Bowery Mission. “Everybody can be great,” said Martin Luther King, Jr., “because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need [...]
June 22, 2012
Faith coalition wants city to fund more homeless shelters for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth
As senior rabbi of what some say is the world’s largest LGBT synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Sharon Kleinbaum has seen all the ups and down of her community. Her congregants in Greenwich Village faced countless tragedies during the AIDS epidemic which started in the early 1980s. Then, they experienced their joys of the [...]
June 10, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed 10 days ago to unleash the Nanny State on coke drinkers to solve the problems of obesity and diabetes in NYC. Reverend Michel Faulkner of New Horizon Church in Harlem advises the mayor that the changing of lifestyles requires more than a Nanny State.
April 30, 2012
An unusual congregation that only meets in a city park.
November 22, 2011
A sign of our times is the millions of people out of work and out of their homes. We remember our hurting fellow New Yorkers with an original illustration from the November 1896 Christian Herald, a publication associated with The Bowery Mission. Some needs haven’t changed. This Thanksgiving is a sober time with much need for prayer and care for the down and out. We can also appreciate even more than usual the love of families, friends and neighbors. Best Thanksgiving to you all.
November 18, 2011
At Thanksgiving the heart of New York City’s people is on display at The Bowery Mission. “Everybody can be great,” said Martin Luther King, Jr., “because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a [...]
November 16, 2011
A rap poem on what keeps justice beautiful.
November 24, 2010
This Sunday November 7th will be the 101st Anniversary of The Chapel at The Bowery Mission. We prepared this coffee table booklet for the Anniversary Celebration and thought that you would like an exclusive peak. Let us know what you think! And more importantly, support The Bowery Mission during this Thanksgiving season! Open publication – [...]
October 27, 2010
For James Stewart his time in prison burns like a hot iron on his day to day life. Though yellow and wrinkled, the prison discharge papers smoke in the pockets of his pants. They remind him of what he used to be. Outwardly, Stewart is Brother James, a preacher roaming the NYC streets. Some people [...]