Sunday, October 19, 2008

In God's hands

A report on how the economic crisis is effecting churches on Long Island. They call it prayer. (The hat is divine)

Reverend George Bonner, Rector of St Albans Episcopal Church, a mainly West Indian parish in Canarsie in Brooklyn where scores of Barbadians join Jamaicans, Guyanese, and other West Indians every Sunday to worship, gave a similar reaction.

"People are worried, no doubt about it," he said.

"Throughout our community, there is considerable uncertainty," said Bonner. "Mortgage payments are escalating as rates reset and in this mainly middle-class home-owning community where people take pride in their homes and see homeownership as an indication of success as immigrants, for instance, the fear is real as jobs are threatened. We are uncertain about the future. But people remain committed to their church and are praying more."

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