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25 Years on The Relief Bus

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At 7 a.m. every day a bus loaded with vegetable soup, hot chocolate and volunteers goes out to serve the poor and homeless of NYC

Vashti Gunness & 50 people from New Life CDC serve Thanksgiving at Metro Motel

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Elmhurst, Queens Blvd

The Restaurant

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The biggest Thanksgiving meal in NYC is at The Bowery Mission.

Here’s Life Inner City, a religious movement

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Boxes of Love for Thanksgiving and afterwards!

Evidence of New Yorkers’ heart at The Bowery Mission

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  At Thanksgiving the heart of New York City’s people is on display at The Bowery Mission. “Everybody can be great,” said Martin Luther King, Jr., “because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need [...]

Journey Workshop on postsecular New York City

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The group from University of Groningen in the Netherlands joined up with A Journey at The Bowery Mission last Wednesday morning.

NYC pastor’s cultural revolution reaches Kupang, Indonesia

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The Big Apple has become an exporter of religious ideas, regaining a role that it had in the 19th Century. I came across this phenomenon while reporting for A Journey through NYC religions from a far-flung outpost on an island in Indonesia. Following up my reporting on Indonesians in New York City, in January I [...]

Faith coalition wants city to fund more homeless shelters for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth

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  As senior rabbi of what some say is the world’s largest LGBT synagogue,  Congregation Beit Simchat Torah,  Sharon Kleinbaum has seen all the ups and down of  her community.  Her congregants in Greenwich Village faced countless tragedies during the AIDS epidemic which started in the early 1980s. Then, they experienced their joys of the [...]

Nanny State or Faith-based? Harlem pastor has a better way to solve NYC’s diabetes crisis

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed 10 days ago to unleash the Nanny State on coke drinkers to solve the problems of obesity and diabetes in NYC. Reverend Michel Faulkner of New Horizon Church in Harlem advises the mayor that the changing of lifestyles requires more than a Nanny State.

Marcus Garvey Park Congregation. Sunday they are there, Monday they are not.

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An unusual congregation that only meets in a city park.

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