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What if the anti-immigrant forces have their way? What would New York City faith look like? What has happened among Brazilian churches gives a clue.
OpEd: Silence & the Unspeakable Horror in Sandy Hook Elementary School by Pete Scazzero, New Life Fellowship, Elmhurst, Queens
God invites us to be silent before this massacre, acknowledging the severe limits of our understanding.
A report from Far Rockaway Queens.
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. [...]
In a move with no precedent in Queens history Mayor Michael Bloomberg will shut down after today the worship services of 9 religious groups.
Afghan Islamic Center/Masjid Hazrati Abu Bakr in Flushing, Queens. By Climate Desk.
With 356 religious sites, Flushing is arguably the most theologically diverse neighborhood in America. What are they teaching about climate change?
Yamashita looks like trouble. A stocky man who enjoys weight lifting, tattoos, cars, and West Coast hip-hop, 32 year-old Yamashita does not seem like the “religious type.” Mo, the name Yamashita prefers to go by, is the son of the pastor of the Church of Perfect Liberty, which is also known as PL Kyodan, in Jackson Heights, Queens. The Yamashita family are part of a large religious shift that occurred in Japan. PL Kyodan fits within a broad category of Shinshūkyō, Japanese new religions founded between 1800 and today.
The manifold culture of the younger generation of Preacher’s Kids in New York City combines many ethnicities and religions. They symbolize a period in world history of sweeping global mixing of peoples. Some prognosticators fear that the result will be the rise of ethnic, religious and class tensions. Yet, in New York City, which has more children of immigrants than any other city in the United States, we found that many of the younger generation of PKs use their diversity to deepen their faith and overcome social divisions.
Shaken and wide eyed like his entire life was flashing before his eyes, Garrett Kling slipped down the street into the backseat of A Journey’s car. His forehead was glistening with droplets of sweat as his black polo shirt spotted around the collar of his neck and underneath his arms. He dropped his black bag [...]