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The Garden Bounty

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The role of New Life Community Development Corporation in kicking off the gardening idea in Elmhurst illustrates the growing role of religious groups in initiating civic and political action in New York City.

The Garden String Beans

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A community garden near New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens sparked a community renaissance despite being closed by a developer.

The Garden Radish

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In 2013 a faith-based group kicked off the idea of building a garden in the elbow bend of a short street just off Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst. The garden was closed this year by developers, but it continues to inspire art and neighborly relations.

Updated! Are faith-based community gardeners a sign of changes in NYC politics?

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Update: This Summer of 2015, the garden is closed because the landowner decided to sale to a developer, and the city was unwilling to come up with the money. We will run several art pieces this month that were inspired by the garden.

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.

Barbershop as God’s counseling center in BedStuy, Brooklyn

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The electric hair clippers extend like they are a scepter. Here, the customer can relax and be taken care of like a prince.

Propaganda’s Justice & Charleston

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Knowing what to do for the martyrs of Charleston, South Carolina

What happened in Charleston, South Carolina touches BedStuy, Brooklyn

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Religious leaders in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn leap to defend their community & nation against the spiritual evil seen in the Charleston, South Carolina murders.

Today is Anniversary Day, a celebration of the Sunday Schools of NYC

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The state holiday originated as a way to honor the Sabbath school movement. Part 10 of A Journey through Williamsburg-Greenpoint religions.

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