Posts Tagged ‘Tony Carnes’
Watch New York City Houses of Worship on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. KIM LAWTON, correspondent: New York has been called the most secular city in America. But don’t tell that to Tony Carnes. He has made it his mission to systematically document all the religious sites in New York’s five boroughs, [...]
Pastors have their own brand of insider humor, just like doctors, lawyers, accountants and other skilled professionals. The same is true for the missionaries, researchers and pastors who plant churches. Thus, Ed Stetzer once heard a veteran missions professor tell the following bittersweet joke at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. It went [...]
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 [...]
New York catches most of the heat in August. We are connecting with Tony Carnes and his assistant Melissa Kimiadi at 9:00am at the Starbucks on 125th Street. Today’s plan is to visit a few Harlem streets to investigate the situation of religious sites.
At 9:01am Tuesday morning a federal agent rang, saying, “Turn on your television. I’ve got to go.”
Ten years after the trauma of Sept 11, New York never stops changing. It already has 180 mosques and about 600 000 Muslims.
Thousands were killed in a cruel, distorted vision of Islam, a religion that teaches peace. And for millions of Americans, the immediate response was to drop to their knees in prayer. Sanctuaries filled for memorial services. Cardinal Edward Egan of New York remembers crowds overflowing St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A decade later, the soulful response seems fleeting. Statistically, [...]