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Posts Tagged ‘Compassion’

Here’s Life Inner City, a religious movement

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Boxes of Love for Thanksgiving and afterwards!

The Chapel. The Great Heart of The Bowery Mission

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This Sunday November 7th will be the 101st Anniversary of The Chapel at The Bowery Mission. We prepared this coffee table booklet for the Anniversary Celebration and thought that you would like an exclusive peak. Let us know what you think! And more importantly, support The Bowery Mission during this Thanksgiving season! [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Flayout.xml backgroundcolor=000000 [...]

East Village church threw out its pews to make room for the poor

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  What church would get rid of its pews to make more room for feeding the poor? Surely, wouldn’t the pastor resign, the elders stomp out in exasperation, and the members hastily decamp for a properly pewed church? All that didn’t happen at a Lower East Side church ten years ago when it did just [...]

Postsecular NYC & Jacob Riis

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Jacob Riis became the most famous reporter in early 20th century America. His journalism led the way to abolishing unlivable tenement housing and police force corruption and brutality. His photographs and writing caused the enforcement or creation of housing codes requiring fire escapes, windows, toilets and running water. His expose of the likely transmission of [...]

Congregations, life turnarounds, and city transformation

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In 2009 churches and ministries provided over $2 billion worth of social services in New York City. The investments of NYC Christian churches are helping thousands of personal turnarounds which in turn help to transform our communities. The dollar value of NYC Christian congregations’ provision for our city’s social welfare is much greater than the amount [...]

Churches’ agenda for the future

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Last, November the Bowery Mission celebrated its 130 Anniversary and the 100th Anniversary of its Chapel. The Lower East Side mission demonstrates that evangelicals have always put compassion and evangelism together. In our 2007 survey conducted with NYC Leadership Center the number one agenda item for NYC metropolitan area evangelical church and ministry leaders are [...]