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Holiness and hope in a broken down church

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“Have you ever felt the wind blowing, but you didn’t know which direction it was blowing in?,” he said. “I got called and was sanctified by the Holy Ghost.”

A Journey through NYC religions reporter faces her personal struggles and search for faith

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Strolling through a cemetery, Melissa Kimiadi stops and notices a chapel building  behind towering trees. She’s armed with her pen and notebook, pulls off her backpack to dig out her camera and takes a snapshot of the near-vacant building. Kimiadi has been doing this all morning and afternoon: riding in a car, navigating the way […]

Mixing Muslim tradition with the American Dream in Jamaica, Queens

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What does the American Dream mean to the immigrant Muslims, who are arriving to New York City in ever greater numbers? On Memorial Day, Tayabali reflected on this question in a small hall on Springfield Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. He and 200 other Shia Muslims were meeting to remember Syedna Qutubuddin Shaheed, who died a martyr in 1648 AD.

Video: Mixing Muslim tradition with freedom of religion in Jamaica, Queens

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Freedom of religion allows Shia Muslims in Jamaica, Queens to preserve their traditions.

My “neighborhood Mom” was called by the Holy Spirit in Hollis, Queens. Part 2

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From a back room, the sound of Lula Pressey’s cry seeped into the sanctuary. At the pulpit, her son, the church’s pastor, felt shock from the knowledge that Lula’s husband was dead. He told the audience, “I can hear my mom crying, and I know now my father is gone.”

My Mom was called by the Holy Spirit in Hollis, Queens. Part 1

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Video feature on a mother and son working together at True Worship Church of Christ in Hollis, Queens.

Jamaica, Queens Map

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170 miles of street, 3583 blocks. 226,501 people (American Community Survey) in 9.6 square miles. 69% African American/Black 17% Hispanic (largest group: Puerto Ricans) 5% Asian 40% foreign-born Largest immigrant groups from Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana, South Asia, Dominican Republic, Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatamale, Mexico

Jamaica, Queens is completed!

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Our last block in Jamaica had 2 Hindu temples, 1 Hispanic Pentecostal church, 1 African church, & God Bless Hair Braiding & Barbershop! We visited over 700 religious sites in this community district.

The Conversator

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“Why is my business named ‘Grace Iron Works’?,” reflected its owner Leon Salmon of Jamaica, Queens. “I am lost without purpose. God gave me a gift to do this.”

Update: May 21st. End Times? Meanwhile, A Journey visits 21 religious sites in Jamaica, Queens!

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On Saturday A Journey was on its End Times tour in Jamaica, Queens.

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