Posts Tagged ‘Jamaica Queens’
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 [...]
When you hear the term “Preacher’s Kids,” what image comes into your mind? The PKs of NY series will explore the lives and views PKs. The story is told through the voices of a dozen PKs from the five boroughs of the city and from different faith backgrounds. Part one reflects on the older [...]
Among the collection of what Priest Valamiki Sahadeo calls his “highly worshiped plants” is the tulsi basil, which is seen as an incarnation of a god and the foundation of any Hindu garden. In the classic Hindu myth, “The Churning of the Cosmic Ocean,” the Lord Vishnu spawned Tulsi Basil from the turbulent seas as an aid for all mankind. At home the herb purifies, pacifies and harmonizes. Indian lore also teaches that the plant drives away mosquitoes and is a cure for blood and skin diseases. Hindu teachers say that Tulsi Basil helps keep the mind healthy and free of worries so that a worshipper at a temple can concentrate on the gods. It is given to the dying for a blessing and to raise their souls to heaven.
Going to church, for me, is like dating again after a long, bad break-up. It is something I want to do, really. It even gets me excited thinking about it. But when Sunday rolls around, I panic. Sorry, I don’t have any serious trauma to report. I’m just a reformed child-evangelist-Jesus-freak who reached her faith [...]
What does the American Dream mean to the immigrant Muslims, who are arriving to New York City in ever greater numbers? On Memorial Day, Tayabali reflected on this question in a small hall on Springfield Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. He and 200 other Shia Muslims were meeting to remember Syedna Qutubuddin Shaheed, who died a martyr in 1648 AD.
Freedom of religion allows Shia Muslims in Jamaica, Queens to preserve their traditions.
Video feature on a mother and son working together at True Worship Church of Christ in Hollis, Queens. Read “My ‘neighborhood Mom’ was called by the Holy Spirit in Hollis Queens. Part 2″
170 miles of street, 3583 blocks. 226,501 people (American Community Survey) in 9.6 square miles. 69% African American/Black 17% Hispanic (largest group: Puerto Ricans) 5% Asian 40% foreign-born Largest immigrant groups from Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana, South Asia, Dominican Republic, Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatamale, Mexico
Our last block in Jamaica had 2 Hindu temples, 1 Hispanic Pentecostal church, 1 African church, & God Bless Hair Braiding & Barbershop! We visited over 700 religious sites in this community district.