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Building Bridges in the Global City

Building Bridges in the Global City

By: Christina Adrien 

Global cities such as New York are filled with dense and diverse populations of people that live right next to each other, in the same neighborhood but hardly make any interaction with one another. These cities are highly divided and often communities exclude many who are not of their kind in terms of race, ethnicity, class etc.  Religious institutions have always played a crucial role in shaping social and cultural attitudes. Unfortunately, these faith communities are also segregated; divided according to race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. They sometimes fail to adequately reach out to others in the community that may not look, talk, act, or live like them. Continue reading