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Illustrated Explorer’s Guide to Crown Heights, Brooklyn Part 2

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Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of Whites in the community district has jumped by 146%.

The PK Manifold: New School PKs’ diversity makes for a stronger faith

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The manifold culture of the younger generation of Preacher’s Kids in New York City combines many ethnicities and religions. They symbolize a period in world history of sweeping global mixing of peoples. Some prognosticators fear that the result will be the rise of ethnic, religious and class tensions. Yet, in New York City, which has more children of immigrants than any other city in the United States, we found that many of the younger generation of PKs use their diversity to deepen their faith and overcome social divisions.

9/11 affected the city’s religious life in unnoticed ways

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  This year, the anniversary of 9/11 falls on a Sunday, providing a unique opportunity to see how churches were affected by the event. Most of the 10th Anniversary attention to religion will be on the large ceremonies produced by the downtown Manhattan religious establishments or on churches with rosters ravaged by many 9/11 deaths. [...]

Cutting hair is like a benediction

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Francisco Ajpop and his four brothers–Atoniel, Samuel, Rolando, Cornelio, Rogelio–speak Christianity in an Indian dialect that goes back to the Incas. They grew up in a Christian family in Guatemala but wandered. Atoniel says that when he became 18, “I started thinking more as a person, an adult.” The brothers decided to band together to [...]

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 1

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Recently, our census traveled again to Brooklyn CD 7 Sunset Park. We first visited Sunset Park in 1995. In the 2004 Census we also visited the community. A mixed veggie church One of the area’s notable pastors, Bishop Joseph Mattera of Resurrection Church, recalls his history in Sunset Park in his new book, Kingdom Awakening. [...]

Remnant: a New York religious sensibility

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All through the Bible there is the idea of “the remnant.” These people are those who stay faithful to God and are a grace to their family and neighbors no matter what the situation. Their faithfulness and style of life helps others around them to experience the saving grace and love of God. This idea gained prophetic [...]

NYC Mexican Americans as “the Chosen”

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  Mexican immigrants in New York City believe that Mexicans and Mexico are “the Chosen Ones” to bring the message of Christ to the city. The roots of this conviction lay in the belief that the Virgin Mary, the Virgin of Guadalupe, appeared to a poor indigenous man named Juan Diego. By this appearance the [...]

NYC’s Brazilian “Black Swans”

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Something unpredictable is happening in New York City. It is the arrival of “Black Swans.” For a millennia most people thought there were only white swans. Then, the news spread that in Australia there were black swans. Thousands of years of experience and a mindset that said that swans are only white were contradicted. Everyone [...]