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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 [...]

NYC is the context of a global meeting of faiths, Rev. Andrew Lee, ISAAC

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Mayor Bloomberg’s speech on religious freedom in New York City advocates for the proposed mosque and community center, called the Cordoba Initiative, on the grounds of the religious freedom and tolerance that have been woven into the historical fabric of the United States.  In evaluating his discourse on this controversy, it would be helpful to [...]

New York is a beacon, Rev. J. Kirk van der Swaagh, Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village

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I commend Mayor Bloomberg for his impassioned defense of religious liberty. His tracing out of the stifling of worship in our city was illuminating and places the current debate in its proper context. The perpetrators of 9/11 made a bold and deadly assertion as to the nature of God and what it means to serve [...]

New York is a place of freedom of religion & tolerance, but trust must be earned, Bishop Joe Mattera, Christ Covenant Coalition

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      [We have asked religious leaders with congregations or church affiliates near Ground Zero to respond to Mayor Bloomberg's speeches on religion and religious freedom in the city. Bishop Mattera overseas Christian Action Coalition that includes churches near Ground Zero. He is also senior pastor at Resurrection Church in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The [...]

New York is a place of forgiveness, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Diocese of Brooklyn

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(Excerpts the Bishop’s column “Islam and Religious Freedom” in The Tablet, August 28, 2010) The events of September 11, 2001 will forever be burned into our minds and consciousness. All of us cannot help but be profoundly changed and tens of thousands of our family and friends continue to live with the pain of losing [...]

Mayor Bloomberg on the “Mosque Controversy,” Part II

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At the beginning of August New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made perhaps his most emotionally stirring speech on whom we are as a city. He ended with the ringing observation, “Political controversies come and go, but our values and traditions endure — and there is no neighborhood in this City that is off limits to [...]

Mayor Bloomberg on the “Mosque Controversy,” Part I

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For the next week we have opened the magazine to a discussion on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s speech on religion and religious freedom in New York City. We have invited contributions by religious leaders from Lower Manhattan and a few others with a special interest in the discussion. Mayor Bloomberg gave two impassioned speeches on the role [...]

Muslims in New York City, Part I

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Over the next two weeks, we will run several feature articles on the number and religious identity of Muslims in New York City. Our journey has taken us to many mosques and Muslim community centers. The recent controversies over the plan to build a Muslim community center near Ground Zero and to acquire and transform [...]

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