Posts Tagged ‘Jamaica Queens’
PKs experience the city’s manifold diversity as a manifold blessing.
New York City became place where PK & Journey reporter Garrett Kling redefined his faith and here’s how.
The PKs of NY series explored the lives and views Preacher Kids.
Going to church, for me, is like dating again after a long, bad break-up. PKs of NY
Sahadeo’s Hindu gardening is an example how growing a garden in New York City can be a catalyst for a sense of purpose in life. The gardens create an meaningful order for life in America and a vivid remembrance of home country traditions and beliefs.
What does the American Dream mean to the immigrant Muslims, who are arriving to New York City in ever greater numbers? On Memorial Day, Tayabali reflected on this question in a small hall on Springfield Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. He and 200 other Shia Muslims were meeting to remember Syedna Qutubuddin Shaheed, who died a martyr in 1648 AD.
Freedom of religion allows Shia Muslims in Jamaica, Queens to preserve their traditions.
Video feature on a mother and son working together at True Worship Church of Christ in Hollis, Queens. Read “My ‘neighborhood Mom’ was called by the Holy Spirit in Hollis Queens. Part 2”
170 miles of street, 3583 blocks. 226,501 people (American Community Survey) in 9.6 square miles. 69% African American/Black 17% Hispanic (largest group: Puerto Ricans) 5% Asian 40% foreign-born Largest immigrant groups from Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana, South Asia, Dominican Republic, Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatamale, Mexico
Our last block in Jamaica had 2 Hindu temples, 1 Hispanic Pentecostal church, 1 African church, & God Bless Hair Braiding & Barbershop! We visited over 700 religious sites in this community district.