Sacred Havens of Brooklyn (eBook)

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Duringthe nineteenth century, Brooklyn earned the nickname “Borough of Churches” asthousands settled here and brought their beliefs with them. Spirituality hasalways been a major part of life for Brooklynites. Peter Stuyvesant establishedthe Flatbush Dutch Church in 1654, and freed slaves worshipped in theirsanctuaries since 1766. Fatih Mosque calls Moslems to prayer five times a day,Dorje Ling Buddhist temple fills visitors with peace, and more than 150 templesminister to many branches of Judaism. Spirituality is also visible in historicsites and monuments, from Fort Greene Park’s Revolutionary War memorial to aJapanese shrine in Botanic Gardens. Discover some of the more than two thousandhavens that have overflowed with people who were determined to prevail in faithand hope in New York’s most populous borough.

Duringthe nineteenth century, Brooklyn earned the nickname “Borough of Churches” asthousands settled here and brought their beliefs with them. Spirituality hasalways been a major part of life for Brooklynites. Peter Stuyvesant establishedthe Flatbush Dutch Church in 1654, and freed slaves worshipped in theirsanctuaries since 1766. Fatih Mosque calls Moslems to prayer five times a day,Dorje Ling Buddhist temple fills visitors with peace, and more than 150 templesminister to many branches of Judaism. Spirituality is also visible in historicsites and monuments, from Fort Greene Park’s Revolutionary War memorial to aJapanese shrine in Botanic Gardens. Discover some of the more than two thousandhavens that have overflowed with people who were determined to prevail in faithand hope in New York’s most populous borough.


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