Afro-Caribbean

Botánicas: Laboratories Of Faith

January 4, 2011

Author: Paul Cox

Source: BushwickBK

http://bushwickbk.com/2011/01/04/botanicas-laboratories-of-faith/#

Brooklyn has long been called the City of Churches, but houses of faith can come in unexpected guises here. The lines between commercial and religious space, folk practice and church doctrine are seldom less clear than in Bushwick’s many botánicas, dealers in ritual goods and services and laboratories of religious...

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Do You Vodou? Show Offers Insight Into Afro-Carib Religion

December 13, 2010

Author: Meredith Deliso

Source: The New York Post

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/do_you_vodou_show_offers_insight_1PtboOIr7PJlvmTZQ79uoM#ixzz17zWq0wBG

Do you Vodou?

Stephanie Keith does. The Clinton Hill resident has spent nearly five years capturing Brooklyn’s Vodou community — specifically, photographing the religious ceremonies and practices hosted by...

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Hialeah Churches Set to Honor San Lázaro

December 13, 2010

Author: Laura Isensee

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/13/1971382/hialeah-churches-set-to-honor.html

Kneeling on a purple vinyl cushion, 22-year-old Vicky Valdez lit a candle and bowed her head in silent prayer before an image of San Lázaro, one of her beloved saints.

The statue of an old, sick man — robed in purple, leaning on crutches and flanked by two dogs —...

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Cubans Flock To Evangelism To Fill Spiritual Vacuum

October 8, 2010

Author: Nick Miroff

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130108154&sc=17&f=1001

When Cuban President Raul Castro met with the country's Catholic Church leaders this summer and agreed to free dozens of political prisoners, it was a major boost to an institution facing increased competition for Cuban worshippers.

 

The island has undergone a spiritual revival since the communist...

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Haitian Diaspora Spreading the Gospel Of Voodoo

September 27, 2010

Author: Ingrid Peritz

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec/haitian-diaspora-spreading-the-gospel-of-voodoo/article1727147/

The stairs leading to Rolanda Delerme’s basement open onto a dazzling tableau: Pink and green feathers in jars, sequined bottles, a life-sized mannequin holding a knife, altars packed with Catholic saints.

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Dreadlocked Employee Claims Workplace Discrimination In Lawsuit

September 21, 2010

Author: Tony Gonzalez

Source: The News Virginian

http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2010/sep/21/dreadlocked-employee-claims-workplace-discriminati-ar-517768/

A Waynesboro-area man charges in a federal lawsuit that moving and storage company officials who chose not to hire him discriminated against him because of his Rastafarian religious practice of declining to cut his hair.

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Dreadlocked Employee Claims Workplace Discrimination In Lawsuit

September 21, 2010

Author: Tony Gonzalez

Source: The News Virginian

http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/2010/sep/21/dreadlocked-employee-claims-workplace-discriminati-ar-517768/

A Waynesboro-area man charges in a federal lawsuit that moving and storage company officials who chose not to hire him discriminated against him because of his Rastafarian religious practice of declining to cut his hair.

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A Beninois Priest Seeks New Respect, And New Practitioners, for Voodoo

September 13, 2010

Author: Adam Nossiter

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/world/africa/14benin.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This is not about secretive mutterings in the dead of night or freakish eccentrics, explained Dah Aligbonon Akpochihala, an eminent voodoo priest who has taken to the airwaves to preach the old messages of faith, fidelity and obedience integral to his religion. It is about bringing a...

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A Beninois Priest Seeks New Respect, And New Practitioners, for Voodoo

September 13, 2010

Author: Adam Nossiter

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/world/africa/14benin.html?ref=religion_and_belief

This is not about secretive mutterings in the dead of night or freakish eccentrics, explained Dah Aligbonon Akpochihala, an eminent voodoo priest who has taken to the airwaves to preach the old messages of faith, fidelity and obedience integral to his religion. It is about bringing a...

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