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Xu Bing’s Phoenixes shows up at St. John the Divine — UPDATED with Philippe Petit’s walk at opening!

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A paen to the Chinese migrant worker inspired by Buddhist values. Xu lived in NYC for 20 years and considers it his 2nd home.

Happy Chinese & Korean New Year Turnt UP!

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Year of the Horse begins Friday, January 31st

NYC pastor’s cultural revolution reaches Kupang, Indonesia

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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 [...]

Abandoned baby in Woodside, Queens agonizes Chinese churches

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  Police are seeking Miss Cathy Lu as a person of interest in regard to a newborn baby who was abandoned in a housing project yard in Woodside, Queens. Miss Lu lived in the housing project and took care of her terribly ill mother, Mrs. Waiping Lu, until she passed away almost two years ago. [...]

Welcome to NYC, Cheng Guangcheng!

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  Friday, human rights activist Chen Guangcheng arrived on United Airlines Flight 88 from Beijing to Newark to begin a new life after fleeing house arrest in China. On Saturday he held a press conference in front of his new home in Washington Square Village in New York City. The self-taught legal activist, who campaigned [...]

Crossing Canal

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Film screening (in English) of Crossing Canal, the story of Overseas Chinese Mission.

People who have helped us on the Journey: Rev Stanley Kwong

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Great churches develop their own culture, their way of talking and doing things. It is creative tradition-making. Rev. Kwong, his wife Grace, his staff and congregation have created a sense of tradition that includes an inclination to talk in parables. Since 1989, their services always start with the hymn “Majesty” and end with “Let the [...]

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 2: the Fujianese

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Fujian is a coastal province in China that is north of Gwangdong and across from Taiwan. In 1995 and even 2004 the Fujianese were not a significant presence in Sunset Park. Now, the Fujianese seem overwhelmingly present. About one-fourth of the foreign born residents of Sunset Park are Chinese. Besides Fujian, Cantonese immigrants continue to [...]

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