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The Witching Texts of Bushwick, Brooklyn

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The globalization of communications means that isolated religious experts in the smaller religions have bigger markets, more expertise and support at their finger-tips than ever before.

Song for the times: “I Break Stereotypes” by Heesun Lee

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Staten Island rapper with MC Jin

Martin Luther King, Jr. & Billy Graham. The Road to NYC, 1957

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s appearance at Billy Graham’s 1957 evangelistic crusade in NYC infuriated segregationists.

The Catholics of #Williamsburg and #Greenpoint, #Brooklyn

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The forty-two Catholic churches, schools and social service groups are a powerful lens on the important role of Catholics in New York City’s spirituality, faith-based social services and politics.Part 16 of A Journey through Williamsburg-Greenpoint religions.

Mexican immigrants in the Bronx celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Every Dec. 12, Mexicans celebrate the Virgin Mary because they believe she appeared to a peasant at the hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City, in the 1500s. This tradition continues with Mexican immigrants in the South Bronx, as they gather with the congregation of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church.

George Frideric Handel’s Messiah

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This exclusive broadcast of the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir & Chamber Orchestra honors the men & women killed or injured in the Metro North derailment in 2013. Donna Smith, a volunteer fire chaplain, was on her way to hear The Messiah. Jim Lovell was on his way to help with setting up the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Also killed was Kisook Ahn, a nurse, and James M. Ferrari. More than 60 were injured.

Preserving religion in a Lower East Side basement. It is what America does best.

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At Assafa Islamic Center kids memorize 80,000 Arabic words from the Qur’an. On God’s Row Eldridge Street

Mount Sion: gateway to God’s Row Ralph Avenue

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On the corner of Ralph Avenue & Pacific Street, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, sits a wide brick building. A sign above it reads “Mount Sion Baptist Church” in bold black lettering. To the left of the door is a humbler paper sign, written in marker: “Looking for few good MEN, inquire within.”

Powerful pulpit women of the Caribbean in NYC

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The energy was irresistible at The Upper Room of Prayer in South Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Charity Neighborhood Baptist Cathedral, Crown Heights

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Happy Tonight on God’s Row, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn!

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