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From The New York Times: De Blasio’s prekindergarten expansion defining church-state boundaries

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Because of inadequate public school capacity, the de Blasio administration has been urging religious schools to consider adding programs.

Does the Faith Ingredient Improve Educational Outcomes?

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The floors are being polished, the books are stacking up and school bells are being dusted off! The young scholars are coming back for more wisdom!

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 government considers ban of religious congregations meeting in public school buildings

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NYC government  is reviewing the possibility of almost immediate expulsion of over 60 churches that have been meeting in the public schools. Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim groups who meet in the schools also may be affected. The Law Department of the city said that the Education Department was reviewing the possibility of expelling religious groups [...]

Contemplations, Part 2: Becoming family at Love, Power and Grace Church, Morrisania, Bronx

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For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. –        T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” Last year on a sunny September day, I recall entering the Love, Power, and Grace Church on what seemed like a once busy, but [...]

Girl Power in Flatbush

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Under the searing sun and stench of roadside garbage, a teenage Hispanic girl carrying a baby boy comes out of a door next to a church. Her tousled hair looked like she’d been up all night. The baby’s unwashed face was smeared with dirt; a diaper was the only thing covering his bare skin. Was [...]