Archive for the ‘Postsecular City’ Category
A migrant’s memories become a mirror for New Yorkers. Newcomers are a major source of religious, economic and cultural innovation in the city. Part 5 in the series Jesus the New Yorker
108th mayor of New York City closes out his term with an interfaith breakfast held at the New York Public Library yesterday.
How Midwesterner Mac Pier turned on a power system for evangelical churches. Part 3 in series “Jesus the New Yorker”
A chrononological sidebar to “Jesus the New York Jew” in series “Jesus the New Yorker”
In the 1960s and 1970s spiritual seekers did what massive numbers of New Yorkers fed up with bad government and negative social trends were doing—they left the city and later came back to help the spiritual renewal of the city. Part 2 of series “Jesus the New Yorker”
What is happening in a little bend of a road in Queens may be a clue.
The religiously unaffiliated are less engaged with durable social institutions.
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 [...]
The connections between faith and city planning are undeniable. Faith-based groups rebuild areas after disasters, they develop affordable housing plans, and they help the poor. Additionally, social movements that have profoundly changed society, like the civil rights movement, were guided by faith. Yet planning education generally does not deal with faith.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s appearance at Billy Graham’s 1957 evangelistic crusade in NYC infuriated segregationists.