Tag: sacred space

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    At New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Lincoln rented a pew and attended services, tutors and students recite the brief but eloquent speech that has come to be regarded as quite mystical in meaning. It puts forward both a language of responsibility and a moral vision of new life for the nation. More

    November 27, 2013 | Comments

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    “God moves through the artist,” says Rev. Walter Smith, president of the HeathCare Chaplaincy in New York City, and the paintings, sculpture, and installations that result are “avodah”—a single act of both work and worship. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “Have we healed? Yes, healed with a hole. It’s never a complete healing, but at least there a willingness to write a new chapter of life,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, a New York Fire Department chaplain. More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “I don’t believe there is an intrinsic sacredness in any site. We make them sacred in our visits,” says Judaic studies professor James Young, an authority on memorials. More

    September 2, 2011 | Comments

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    Thousands of people every week are still visiting the site where the World Trade Center once stood. But five years since 9/11, Lucky Severson says, there’s still so much traffic and construction and so much controversy about how to rebuild that it’s hard to feel Ground Zero as sacred space. More

    September 8, 2006 | Comments

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    Several faith leaders reflect on the lingering spiritual impact of the September 11 attacks on New Yorkers — and themselves. More

    September 5, 2003 | Comments