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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