Posts Tagged ‘Youth’
The youth of Bethany Baptist Church put together a modestware fashion show in Jamaica, Queens called “A World of Difference.” They follow a long tradition of fashion shows in African American churches.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. – T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” Last year on a sunny September day, I recall entering the Love, Power, and Grace Church on what seemed like a once busy, but [...]
Under the searing sun and stench of roadside garbage, a teenage Hispanic girl carrying a baby boy comes out of a door next to a church. Her tousled hair looked like she’d been up all night. The baby’s unwashed face was smeared with dirt; a diaper was the only thing covering his bare skin. Was [...]
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 [...]
The floors are being polished, the books are stacking up and school bells are being dusted off! The young scholars are coming back for more wisdom! In the public sector in NYC one million kids will advance through another year with 80,000 teachers. The private schools will teach another 300,000 students. Homeschoolers in NYC total [...]
In the West Brighton Housing Projects in Staten Island, New Hope Community Church is working hard to live up to it’s name. I had trouble keeping up with Rev. John Saldanha, their executive pastor, as he itemized all the programs his church has or hopes to develop for the children in their community. Rev. David Beidel is the church’s senior pastor. [...]