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Memorial Day, before dawn.

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Cypress Hills National Cemetery is the only United States National Cemetery in New York City.

Memorial Day 2012 Sheepshead Bay public playground

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God’s Plan: A Podcast on Faith & Postsecular City Planning

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The connections between faith and city planning are undeniable. Faith-based groups rebuild areas after disasters, they develop affordable housing plans, and they help the poor. Additionally, social movements that have profoundly changed society, like the civil rights movement, were guided by faith. Yet planning education generally does not deal with faith.

Blessed City. PKs imagine the City of the Future

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Imagine a city run by Preacher’s Kids (PKs). Some might still attend church in their adult years or even have ministries of their own. They would likely have relatives who also grew up as PKs. Some would have taken the sense of a spiritual calling into other fields like journalism, teaching, nursing and medicine. Some [...]

Central Park: the largest religious art work in New York City, Part 2. Series: God in NYC gardens

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In 1858 Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux started their design of Central Park. Olmsted was particularly taken by theologian Horace Bushnell.

Central Park: the largest religious art work in the city, Part 1. Series: God in NYC Gardens

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Central Park is “a specimen of God’s handiwork” that its designer Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) said would heal “the hundreds of thousands of tired workers” of their “vital exhaustion,” “nervous irritation” and “constitutional depressions.”

God Created the Immigrants HD Video

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Stopping by the roadside one Bronx afternoon

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A few weeks ago I jerked the steering wheel to the right and slid to a stop at a fire hydrant. Out of the corner of my eye, I had seen some people painting small crosses on the wall. This small faith sighting lead us a half mile away to a Hispanic church parking lot [...]

Photo Series: Compassion for the Immigrants in the Bronx

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Many New York City churches today have a special mission and care for immigrants. Their acts of compassion are a modern day version of the lay and pastors welcoming new comers coming out of the 19th Century city and federal and immigration offices. Over the next few weeks, we will post from time to time [...]

Memorial Day 2010

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