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New York is a place of freedom of religion & tolerance, but trust must be earned, Bishop Joe Mattera, Christ Covenant Coalition

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      [We have asked religious leaders with congregations or church affiliates near Ground Zero to respond to Mayor Bloomberg's speeches on religion and religious freedom in the city. Bishop Mattera overseas Christian Action Coalition that includes churches near Ground Zero. He is also senior pastor at Resurrection Church in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The [...]

Belief, Practice & Theology. Muslims in New York City, Part IV

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We are running several feature articles on Muslims in New York City. The recent controversies over the plan to build a Muslim community center near Ground Zero and to acquire and transform a Catholic site in Staten Island into a mosque shows how the life of New York City is best characterized as postsecular. Religion [...]

Sunset Park, Brooklyn Census Map

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The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 3: Mexicans and Muslims

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Sunset Park is also now a center for Mexican immigrants. Fifth Avenue is full of Mexican shops, restaurants and employment agencies. The religious center of the Mexicans in Sunset Park is the huge Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The church also has a large congregation of Chinese [...]

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 2: the Fujianese

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Fujian is a coastal province in China that is north of Gwangdong and across from Taiwan. In 1995 and even 2004 the Fujianese were not a significant presence in Sunset Park. Now, the Fujianese seem overwhelmingly present. About one-fourth of the foreign born residents of Sunset Park are Chinese. Besides Fujian, Cantonese immigrants continue to [...]

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 1

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Recently, our census traveled again to Brooklyn CD 7 Sunset Park. We first visited Sunset Park in 1995. In the 2004 Census we also visited the community. A mixed veggie church One of the area’s notable pastors, Bishop Joseph Mattera of Resurrection Church, recalls his history in Sunset Park in his new book, Kingdom Awakening. [...]

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