Archive for the ‘Diary’ Category
From the Diary of our first foreign correspondent: How sympathetic objectivity helped me in Indonesia
This kind of trust in my sources gave me the courage to leap into uncharted territories.
Darshan means “to see” in Sanskrit. Hindus believe the powers of the deity can be absorbed by the onlooker through his/her eyes when viewing an image of the deity. For Amma’s followers, receiving a hug from Amma is to experience darshan and to be blessed by Amma.
In December we kick off our Harlem series with an exclusive showing of Handel’s Messiah which was excellently produced with soulful emotion by the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem. We are very grateful to the church and its pastor Rev. Calvin Butts for allowing us to film the production last weekend. We will also will [...]
I am often asked for suggestions about what articles to read from A Journey. Here are ten picks I recently sent someone who is most concerned about getting people to care for the poor in New York City. So, these picks are not necessarily the best or most representative of A Journey. These features just [...]
“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.”
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 [...]
A Journey through NYC religion has been honored with one of the highest national prizes for religion journalism. At a Saturday banquet of the Religion Newswriters Association, A Journey was given the Gerald A. Renner Enterprise Religion Report of the Year for its 12,000-word multimedia series on “The Making of the Postsecular City. The Manhattan [...]
Going to church, for me, is like dating again after a long, bad break-up. It is something I want to do, really. It even gets me excited thinking about it. But when Sunday rolls around, I panic. Sorry, I don’t have any serious trauma to report. I’m just a reformed child-evangelist-Jesus-freak who reached her faith [...]
At 9:01am Tuesday morning a federal agent rang, saying, “Turn on your television. I’ve got to go.”
Update to Friday post: I guess you could say that on Saturday A Journey was on its End Times tour in Jamaica, Queens. That is the eastern boundary of our journeying, the end of the world on its eastern side as far as we New Yorkers are concerned. Here is our Friday post: You have [...]