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Melissa Kimiadi

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

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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. Mosque City NY, Part 9

The Power of Mormon Education

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The general feeling within the Mormon Church is that education never stops. Seventh in our series “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”

The Power of Ancestry

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Fifth in our series “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”

The Power of a Pioneer Harlem Woman. Updated with video!

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Fourth in our series “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”

The power of Mormon Harlem

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Third in our series “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”

The Power of New York’s “Burned-Over” Districts

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Second in our series, “The Power of the Mormons in New York City”

From Danceteria to The JCC: ‘70’s child, Rabbi’s daughter Shira Dicker finally had a Bat Mitzvah (party)

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A teenager of the 1970s who rebelled against the more conservative Jewish conventions is revisiting the “disco Judaism” of her h.s & college years. From series PKsofNY

Blessed City. PKs imagine the City of the Future

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Imagine a city run by Preacher’s Kids (PKs). What kind of city do they envision?

A Japanese American’s journey from auto thief to PK in the Holy Land

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Yamashita looks like trouble. A stocky man who enjoys weight lifting, tattoos, cars, and West Coast hip-hop, 32 year-old Yamashita does not seem like the “religious type.”

The PK Manifold: New School PKs’ diversity makes for a stronger faith

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PKs experience the city’s manifold diversity as a manifold blessing.

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