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Hurricane Katrina made landfall at the U.S. on August 29, 2005. The costliest natural disasters ever for the nation.
Go see the terrific hip-hop movie “Straight Outta Compton” but remember that Compton & South LA story was much more complex.
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.
A community garden near New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens sparked a community renaissance despite being closed by a developer.
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.
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.
There is a mythology that in the public schools religion cannot be mentioned, the Bible can’t be taught, and religious expression is prohibited. As we gear up for a new school year, here are the commonly accepted guidelines for teaching the Bible (and religion) in the public school.
John Paul II, Andy Warhol, Jacob Riis, teaching religion in the public school and Ferguson, Missouri!