Religious Worlds of New York Schedule

This past summer I had the incredible and life-changing opportunity to spend 3 weeks in New York City at the Union Theological Seminary with the Interfaith Center of New York as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant (whew that was a mouthful!). The program is running again for 2018 (yay!) and so [...]

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Puja at the Hindu Temple Society of North America

We took a bus from the Union Theological Seminary to the Hindu Temple Society of North America out in Flushing, Queens. I get super car sick so most of this ride was spent trying NOT to look out the window. When we arrived we got treated to a yummy (but spicy!) meal in their cafeteria. [...]

Worshiping at Convent Avenue Baptist Church

One Sunday of my Religious Worlds of New York Summer Program took us to a black Harlem house of worship, Convent Avenue Baptist Church. Although a Christian venue, I actually felt more "out of my senses" at this church than at the mosque, Bronx Lourdes, or even the Hindu Temple. I think it's because Catholicism [...]

Jumma Service at Islamic Cultural Center of New York

The day after our exhausting Zhikr Service we went to the more tradition and mainstream Islamic Cultural Center of New York, which is actually the largest mosque in NYC. Gendered Dress For most of us women, gender roles and proper dress were foremost on our minds. We all wanted to be respectful but weren't given [...]

Unicorn Tapestry @ The Cloisters

One of the most famous medieval artworks has to be the Unicorn Tapestries, especially the Capture of the Unicorn. Luckily The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired the tapestries together to display in their lovely and quaint Met Cloisters (dedicated to medieval art). Because Β of the low lighting in the room, my pictures did not come [...]