Religion

In the news, August 22-28

Education, News, Police, Religion August 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm 0 comments

A gathering of evangelical Hispanic Christians in St. Mary’s Park on Labor Day will bring thousands of the faithful to Mott Haven, its organizers say. They will celebrate the 80th birthday of Rev. Yiye Avila and the 50th year of his ministry, according to state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., oneRead More

Mott Haven ministry has four-legged helper

Mott Haven ministry has four-legged helper

Education, Religion August 9, 2010 at 10:30 am 0 comments

A yellow Labrador helps teach children in an after-school program One Saturday five years ago 28-year-old Andrew Mann drove his budget truck from Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Mott Haven. Ever since, the young minister has been overseeing the day-to-day activities at Graffiti “2” Ministries on Brook Avenue and East 141stRead More

Archbishop of Canterbury visits St. Ann’s

Archbishop of Canterbury visits St. Ann’s

Religion February 2, 2010 at 11:31 am 0 comments

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited St. Ann’s Church on Jan. 27 to gain an understanding of the work the the Episcopal Church does with the poor. Rev. Martha Overall, the pastor of the Mott Haven church, showed Archbishop Rowan Williams the church’s Wednesday food pantry. She told the archbishop, whoRead More

Melrose friary campaigns against pre-marital sex

Melrose friary campaigns against pre-marital sex

Religion December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

The Corazón Puro (Pure Heart) program encourages abstinence to reduce teen pregnancy

African Muslims sink roots in Mott Haven

African Muslims sink roots in Mott Haven

Immigration, Religion November 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

“This is us: we work in car washes, factories, and drive taxis,” said Degumeh Sillah, 60, an African art dealer. A Bronx resident since 1972, Sillah expressed pride at the religious transformation of the area. “The mosque on 166th Street,” he said, “that’s a former nightclub.”

Mosque focuses on Muslim unity

Immigration, Religion November 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm 0 comments

In contrast to its quick early growth in the Middle East, the spread of Islam in West Africa was gradual, members of the Ebun Abass mosque point out. Merchants and traveling scholars brought the religion with them. “They first asked people to accept that there is no god except Allah,”Read More