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Melissa Kimiadi

Melissa Kimiadi is Deputy Director and Assistant Editor for A Journey through NYC religions.

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The modern education of a Bronx imam

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Imam Muddasar Hussain, 29, the leader of Masjid Noor Al-Huda near Gun Hill Road in north central Bronx.

Q&A with Imam Shamsi Ali on the sons of Abraham in Mosque City NY

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Imam Shamsi Ali is chairman of the Al-Hikmah Mosque in Astoria and the director of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens.

Tackling hunger in Crown Heights with fruits and vegetables

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The food pantry of Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church on Eastern Parkway provides over $1 million a year in social welfare to Crown Heights residents.

Sacrifice: A storefront church with a heart for the homeless

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The taste of its food for the homeless doesn’t disappoint! — Upon This Rock Anointed Outreach Ministries of South Crown Heights

First funerals for East Harlem Explosion victims raises hopes for a better New York and questions of blame

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When Cecilio Hernandez said goodbye to his wife and daughter on Wednesday morning in East Harlem, he had no clue that their hugs would be his last until they meet again in the after-life. About half an hour later, the family’s apartment building and an adjacent building exploded and collapsed.

Updated Sat 11:30pm: Clergy help to pull the pieces of a neighborhood back together after East Harlem Explosion. Founder’s Bible recovered

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Plan fund for the victims. How can you help? Prayer gathering Sat 12N

An outpost of ancient Egyptian religion in present-day Brooklyn

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A small group in Brooklyn sees the skyscrapers in Manhattan and think of the great pyramids of ancient Egypt.

Young Jesus the New Yorker & the future of the city, Part 1

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Mayor De Blasio’s inauguration poet mixes activism with Jesus. Part 4 in the series Jesus the New Yorker.

In his last speech Bloomberg toasts religious leaders

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108th mayor of New York City closes out his term with an interfaith breakfast held at the New York Public Library yesterday.

Jesus the New York Networker

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How Midwesterner Mac Pier turned on a power system for evangelical churches. Part 3 in series “Jesus the New Yorker”

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