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Heaven is in Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Worship so buoyant that every hip and knee in the sanctuary is swaying as though floating on a cloud

HARLEM. Give a shout out for Mano! Exclusive for A Journey through NYC religions

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He sees Harlem as a lion’s den in which he and others try to survive. Like Daniel of the Bible, he feels able to face the lions.

Peter Stuyvesant’s relentless quest for order in New Amsterdam pushes Africans out of the church

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The slavocrats won and the baptism of slaves ceased. For the first time, commercial values in Manhattan trumped faith and moral values.

Harlem and the Dutch debate over slavery in New Amsterdam

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The anti-slavery theologians often referred to slavery as “theft of humans” and a violation of the eighth of the Ten Commandments. But the slavocrats gained more elite supporters than did the theologians of freedom.

African American faith and freedom in pre-colonial Harlem

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At the very beginning of Harlem’s life Africans were creating an African American identity rooted in faith and freedom.

“Here! Horrible! Me!” A Video African Prayer in the South Bronx

Mousama’s simple but powerful prayer translated from Wusulu (a language spoken in the country of Mali and elsewhere).

Elohim (God) store. Red Hook, Brooklyn religion.

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Senegalese/NYC artist Cheikh Ndiaye at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair @PioneerWorks

Illustrated Explorer’s Guide to Crown Heights, Brooklyn Part 2

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Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of Whites in the community district has jumped by 146%.

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.

The engineering of the postsecular city between mosque and church

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Material objects have never been just symbols of the materialism of the secular city. They have always been the vehicles for religious discussion and moral solidarity.

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