Archive for the ‘Postsecular City’ Category
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.
A Journey through NYC religion has been honored with one of the highest national prizes for religion journalism. At a Saturday banquet of the Religion Newswriters Association, A Journey was given the Gerald A. Renner Enterprise Religion Report of the Year for its 12,000-word multimedia series on “The Making of the Postsecular City. The Manhattan [...]
A generational break from the religious right? For rest of article click The Evangelical Squad.
Andi Andrew is not your typical pastor’s wife. After considering the term “pastor’s wife” she smiled. She is co-pastor of her church and responded, “Then is Paul a pastor’s husband?” She rocks out to eighties pop ballads, calls her kids “rad” and has no problem telling a congregation her husband is hot. In the middle [...]
The Washington Post UNDER GOD by Julia Duin New Yorkers not so godless Big Apple is experiencing a faith revival The proposed mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero is in the news again. Word is that differences between the project’s co-founders led to the diminished role of Imam Abdul Rauf – long the public face [...]
People in Mali, Africa wear “I love NYC” t-shirts to proclaim their mindset of hope and ambition. They are envious of their fellow Malieans who worked in New York City and now can proclaim on their t-shirts, “I’m from NYC”–love requited being so much more satisfying and exciting. You can think of New York City [...]
After visiting so many new evangelical churches, Tammy Wong’s question is, how did this tremendous change come about? In 1975 there were only ten or so evangelical churches in Manhattan Center City (below 96th Street on the East Side and 125th Street on the West Side) that served English speaking professionals like her. By 2010 [...]