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Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

Bushwick’s Raw Ministries Draws Untraditional Worshippers

African American, Featured Posts, Religion, Video, Voices' Picks January 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Several members of the congregation have struggled with substance abuse or spent time in prison.

(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Culture, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks November 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

St. Andrew's Episcoal Church is one of several houses of worship looking to change their program in hopes of attracting a younger audience. (Photo by joseph a, Creative Commons license)

Harlem Churches Adapt to Attract Youth

Manhattan, Religion September 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

The Uptowner visits churches in Harlem, where it finds these places of worship changing ways to get young faces into their congregations.

The "Little Lourdes" grotto in the Williamsbridge section of The Bronx.

Faithful Ask for Healing at Bronx’s ‘Little Lourdes’

Bronx, In the News, Religion, Western European August 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm

“It’s only just water, but when you have faith anything can happen,” says Liliane Bernadel, 79, during her visit to the “Little Lourdes” grotto in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, reports French Morning.

Will voters overcome the past indiscretions of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer? Or, will that even be a factor when it comes time to vote?

Can Voters Forgive and Forget?

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, Religion July 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner will face off with their primary rivals on September 10, which happens to fall during the Ten Days of Repetence, points out The Jewish Week. Will religion, and its propensity for forgiveness, play a role when it comes time to vote?

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

Brooklyn, Environment, In the News, Religion, Staten Island, Video December 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The congregation of the House of Prayer, a Russian Protestant church in Brooklyn, rallies to support its leader after Hurricane Sandy left the pastor’s home on Staten Island in ruins.

Abigail Jones sits on Santa’s lap as a child. (Photo by Jones via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Goy to the World: Christmas in a Jewish Home

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Religion, Traditions December 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

“Christmas is a complicated matter for American Jews,” writes Abigail Jones in The Jewish Daily Forward. But in this intimate story of her upbringing in a Jewish home that embraced Christmas, Jones offers “a particularly American story.”

Zaheen Khan will be senior this fall at DeWitt Clinton High School where students get on long lines to go through security. ‘It’s just sad,’ he said, ‘Ten years ago this school was safe, it was one of the best schools. The mentality is different. If I went to a regular school, I wouldn’t know all this. I know how to act like a terrorist. I could teach you a thousand ways to sneak in a blade.’ (Photo by Marisol Diaz/The Riverdale Press)

Voices in Focus: The High Cost of School Security

Education, Health September 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

We have three thought-provoking pieces from the ethnic and community press today, as we go into the weekend: a look into school security in the Bronx; an analysis of U.S. circumcision rates; and a portrait of an Aztec dance group that worships and performs in city parks.

Jaranero Beat (Cortesia via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: A Celebration of ‘Jaranero’ Music

Culture, Religion July 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

In our roundup today: a memoir by a rabbi’s wife turned feminist artist; a Bronx high school student’s take on the role of family and religion; dueling petitions on a controversial monument in New Jersey; and a Mexican music festival.

Monsignor J. Nelson Perez (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Latino Bishop For Long Island

In the News, Latino, Religion June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

On Long Island, a place with a growing Latino population that is known for its racial strife, the area’s first Latino auxiliary bishop has been designated, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

John Chen (second from left) join members of several Chinese religious organizations at a press conference on AIDS awareness. (Photo by Yi-Shing Du/ World Journal)

Study Urges Asian Religious Organizations to do AIDS Outreach

East Asian, Health June 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

While the number of reported AIDS cases has declined in recent years among whites, it has increased for Asian-Americans. A recent study encourages Chinese religious organizations to play a stronger role in AIDS outreach efforts.

Protesters outside 26 Federal Plaza, where religious activists stage a weekly prayer demonstration against immigration policies. (Photo by Adi Talwar/City Limits)

Forging a Religious Path Within Occupy Wall Street Movement

Politics, Religion May 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

As Occupy Wall Street protesters take to the soggy streets this morning for the May Day General Strike, we took in this City Limits piece that explores a strain of religious activism within the protest movement, and a Mexican priest whose religious path has included immigration advocacy, as well as preaching.

Portrait: ‘I Didn’t Plan to Become a Monk’

Culture, Education, Religion, South Asian February 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Feet in Two Worlds brought us this audio slide show portrait of Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, the first Hindu Chaplain of Columbia University, and now also of New York University.

Morrell Caterer’s former general manager Thomas Cataldo, left, and former executive chef Michael Savitsky have alleged that the caterer did not follow kosher protocols.

Allegations of Non-Kosher Catering at Kosher L.I. Weddings

Culture, Food, Long Island, Religion February 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Here’s a decidedly unromantic wedding story for Valentines day: A kosher caterer stands accused of passing off non-kosher food at around 200 upscale Jewish weddings on Long Island.

From the Park51 Ruckus Comes a Mission for Interfaith Harmony

From the Park51 Ruckus Comes a Mission for Interfaith Harmony

Culture, In the News, Middle Eastern February 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

During the rancor and frayed tempers of last year’s Park51 Islamic community center controversy — during which some expressed opposition to an Islamic place of worship being placed a few blocks from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan — it was hard to imagine communal harmony as an outcome. And yetRead More