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OpEd: My Story in the White Ghetto

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Excerpt from the new book Aliens in the Promised Land. Why minority leadership is overlooked in White Christian churches & institutions.

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.

Holiness and hope in a broken down church

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“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.”

Brother James

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For James Stewart his time in prison burns like a hot iron on his day to day life. Though yellow and wrinkled, the prison discharge papers smoke in the pockets of his pants. They remind him of what he used to be. Outwardly, Stewart is Brother James, a preacher roaming the NYC streets. Some people […]

Origins. Muslims in New York City, Part III

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We are running several feature articles on Muslims in New York City. The recent controversies over the plan to build a Muslim community center near Ground Zero and to acquire and transform a Catholic site in Staten Island into a mosque shows how the life of New York City is best characterized as postsecular. Religion […]

Part III After August 18th: The Post-Civil Rights Generation

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Forty-five years ago on August 18th, an immense controversy broke out over a report on the state of the African American family. The author, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (who later became a U.S. Senator for New York), claimed that the African American family was in crisis. He forecast disaster for our society if single-parent families became […]

Part II August 18th: Prophet ignored — why was Moynihan’s warning of a looming family Armegeddon not heeded?

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Forty-five years ago on August 18th, an immense controversy broke out over a report on the state of the African American family. The author, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (who later became a U.S. Senator for New York), claimed that the African American family was in crisis. He forecast disaster for our society if single-parent families became […]

August 18th: Anniversary of a prophecy of Armageddon for two-parent families, Part I

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Forty-five years ago on August 18th, an immense controversy broke out over a report on the state of the African American family. The author, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (who later became a U.S. Senator for New York), claimed that the African American family was in crisis. The report still stands out as a landmark and is […]

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