Archive for the ‘Faith-based social services’ Category
November 28, 2013
Elmhurst, Queens Blvd
November 28, 2013
The biggest Thanksgiving meal in NYC is at The Bowery Mission.
November 26, 2013
Boxes of Love for Thanksgiving and afterwards!
November 25, 2013
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 [...]
August 27, 2013
The group from University of Groningen in the Netherlands joined up with A Journey at The Bowery Mission last Wednesday morning.
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 [...]
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.