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Faith-Rooted Organizing Conference

At this time in NYC history, faith leaders are poised to make an important contribution to public life. Faith leaders are great at gathering people for worship, but now it’s time to gather people for social change!In contrast to instrumental forms of organizing, faith-rooted organizing gathers people to transform the world from the deepest wells…

God Belongs in My City NYC 2012

Faith and Academics Conference

ACTS 2012 is Now Open- ACTS Goes Multi-Site!

  The Latino Leadership Circle in partnership with Street 2 Street, God Belongs in My City, Urban Kingdom Youth Ministries, and American Bible Society is conducting this dynamic program designed to equip youth leaders, ministers and volunteers. For the first time ACTS will be in multiple sites including: Jacksonville, Florida, Sayerville, NJ and NYC! The…

New Evangelicals Book Launch

Religion is daily in the news, often associated with theocracy and terrorism. Marcia Pally rebuts this superficial view, offering the first  in-depth look at “new evangelicals”—those who have left the right for a broadened focus on economic justice, environmental care, and democracy. Pally makes us reconside religious stereotypes and refine our political thinking. Panelists: Michael…

God Belongs in My City 3rd Annual Prayer Walk

In October of 2009.  A Latin@ youth group passionate for God in New York City saw an Atheist advertising campaign in their subway system which stated, "A Million New Yorkers Are Good Without God.  Are You?  In less than 2 weeks more than 1,500 youth made history in the city.  God Belongs In My City…

9/11 prayer decision a sign of the times

by Rev. Gabriel Salguero I remember September 11, 2001 well. Like most people the sounds, images, and sense of loss are deeply marked in my memory. I also recall the days immediately following 9/11. The thousands of volunteers streaming in from all over the country to bring support, comfort, relief, and a simple, “We are…

Leaders Speak:Lisa Sharon Harper

Lisa Sharon Harper, ACTS Urban Youth Leadership Training Faculty Member and long time LLC Ministry Partner was interviewed by Faith Street. FaithStreet sat down with Lisa Sharon Harper, founding member and Executive Director of New York Faith & Justice. We discussed how social justice work is in the evangelical Christian's DNA, how Lisa has seen…

The Tree of Life: Review

By David Ramos I saw the Tree of Life recently, while it was difficult to follow, Director Terrence Malick tackles some rather profound themes–creation, the fallen nature of humanity, God, the after life, the unversality of suffering, the power and impact of human relationships, etc,  while providing us some redemptive hope. Some recommendations: 1) If…

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Leaders Speak: Jose and Mayra Humphreys of Metro Hope Community Church

Rev. Jose and Dr. Mayra Humphreys members of Latino Leadership Circle and Pastors of Metro Hope Church in Harlem were interviewed on FaithStreet. Faith Street sat down with with Jose and Mayra Humphreys, pastors at Metro Hope Church. We had a stirring discussion about Metro Hope, how Jose and Mayra challenge people to develop roots…