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Jesus the New Yorker

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Part 1 of series “Jesus the New Yorker” on the remarkable resurrection of the evangelical Christians all over New York City

Here’s Life Inner City, a religious movement

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Boxes of Love for Thanksgiving and afterwards!

Faith facts about Haitian New Yorkers

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There a no certain statistics about the faiths of Haitians in New York City. We have sorted through various scholarly, religious organization and community estimates to arrive at our figures. We are also continuing to interview Haitian religious leaders about the attendance at their religious sites. We welcome any additional information. A majority of NYC [...]

Part 12: The Making of the Postsecular City. The global impact

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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 [...]

Part 11: The Making of the Postsecular City. The reasons it happened

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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 [...]

Part 10: The Making of the Postsecular City. Hillsong NYC, the newest church on the island…this week

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In November Tammy Wong decided to check out Hillsong, the newest church. She had listened to their music and liked its rock and roll joy for life. She had also heard a little bit about the church from her cousin in Hong Kong. Hillsong is the largest church in Australia and has branches in London, [...]

Part 8: The Making of the Postsecular City. The West Side story

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What evangelical church options does Tammy have today? There are now over 200 options for an evangelical looking for a church home in Manhattan Center City. OThis number is over ten times the number of options that Tammy had in 1975.

Part 7: The Making of the Postsecular City. The Manhattan Evangelicals in the year 2000: a new era

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By 2000 it was clear that religion was making a comeback. Name a religion and it had believers in the city, sometimes a lot of them. In our overview in New York Glory: religions in the city Anna Karpathakis and I concluded, “Conservative religions have found ways to thrive in New York City.” Despite my [...]

Op-Ed: Defeating the “Elijah Complex” in 1978. A Retrospective by Joe Battaglia of Renaissance Communications

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In the rocky years of 1978-1979 life started to come back to the Christian church in the New York area. Several things worked together to create a sense of renewed possibilities for church growth. Campus Crusade’s Here’s Life evangelistic campaign which was launched in Manhattan in 1976 helped to create a shared identity among believers in [...]

Part 6: The Making of the Postsecular City. The Manhattan Evangelicals’ comeback in 1978

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In 1978 the number of evangelical church plants jumped to three times greater than the average number planted per year for the previous decades. Since then, the number of successful evangelical church plants has averaged 1.7% per year. By 2000 the church planting ratio translated into 80-100 evangelical churches and ministries planted per year. 50% [...]

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