New York City

Unlikely NYC Ally Offers Vigorous Defense of Samaritan’s Purse

"The 53-year-old Tilson, a retired hedge fund manager by trade who now pens a newsletter on investment, told RNS he finds Samaritan’s Purse to be an 'incredibly impressive organization … delivering world-class critical care to my fellow New Yorkers stricken with COVID-19.'" - FaithWire

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LGBTQ Opposition to Samaritan’s Purse Central Park field hospital grows

April 14,  "a group of LGBTQ activists stood several yards away from the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital on the East Meadow lawn and blasted city and state officials and Mount Sinai Hospital for partnering with the evangelical humanitarian relief organization treating overflow patients suffering from the coronavirus." - RNS

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Third gender choice allowed on birth certificates in New York City

"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law Tuesday that will allow individuals to elect a third gender category on birth certificates issued within city limits, removing a number of medical and administrative barriers to doing so." - Jurist

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Post 9-11 shift in spiritual behavior was short lived

Barna Study Explores Faith in New York Since 9-11

Residents of the New York City media market are more spiritually active today than they were in the late 1990s – and more so than they were in 2001. Reported weekly church attendance, for instance, was lowest in 1999 and 2000 (31%), but has since grown to represent 46% of the market’s residents

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