The Muslim American Society Youth Center offers Girls Scouts, karate and basketball, but also a Koranic lecture series and “sisters only” prom. It is a safe place for Muslim American kids to explore the question, “who am I?”
Fleeing persecution and violence in Egypt, a steady stream of Copts has sought refuge at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. The new arrivals gain freedom and safety, but they often lose everything else. This is where the Church steps in.
Many Catholic churches across the U.S. have seen a sharp decline in worshipers. But at Ss. Joachim and Anne in Queens, charismatic worship at this primarily Haitian church has kept the parish vibrant, especially during times of suffering.