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400th Anniversary of King James Bible Celebrated in NYC @ MOBIA

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The King James Bible is like the Mount Rushmore of American culture. Being the first English Bible printed in the United States (in 1782), the King James Bible (also called the King James Version) has served presidents, writers, artists, and the common man as their primary book for religious inspiration. Most of the presidents, including President Obama in 2009, chose to swear their oath of office on the King James Bible. And we cannot well understand the American literary tradition without taking into account this Bible. Writers like Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson used it as one of their main literary resources. Even today, nearly half of Bible readers (45%) in the United States most often use the King James Bible, according to a Barna survey conducted last spring for the American Bible Society.

Faith facts about Haitian New Yorkers

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There a no certain statistics about the faiths of Haitians in New York City. We have sorted through various scholarly, religious organization and community estimates to arrive at our figures. We are also continuing to interview Haitian religious leaders about the attendance at their religious sites. We welcome any additional information. A majority of NYC [...]

Part 4: The Making of the Postsecular City. The Manhattan Evangelicals and the religious context of 1975

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There was not much happiness among the major religions of the city either. In City Center Manhattan the evangelical and liberal Protestants, Catholics and Jews were all in a depleted state. If Tammy had read The New York Times in August before she moved to the city, she would have discovered the dismal news from [...]

The “Mixed Veggies” of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, religion in ethnic flavors Part 3: Mexicans and Muslims

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Sunset Park is also now a center for Mexican immigrants. Fifth Avenue is full of Mexican shops, restaurants and employment agencies. The religious center of the Mexicans in Sunset Park is the huge Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The church also has a large congregation of Chinese [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Evangelical Church Growth

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After three decades of rapid evangelical church and ministry planting in the New York City metropolitan area, can they keep it up? 1978 was the beginning. The number of evangelical church and ministry plants in that year was almost three times greater than the average number per year for previous decades. Since then, the number [...]

Staten Island, Garibaldi and Italian Protestants

During our census this week, we visited the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, which is their old house dating from the 1850s. It is run by the Sons of Italy but has a female curator. Of course, we asked about Garibaldi’s faith. Guiseppi Garibaldi was a Staten Island resident that returned to help create the modern Italy that we [...]

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