Photo of Nigerian Islamic Society of Massachusetts by Derek Kouyoumjian While many Christians have been pushed out of their longtime places of worship, Muslims have spent decades configuring residential and commercial buildings The soaring brick facade of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), nestled between neighboring Roxbury Community College and Madison Park Technical […]
SPECIAL SEQUEL: DESACRALIZED
As another historic Black Boston institution is gentrified, a congregation displaced by condos reflects on this trend and what it means BY CLAIRE SADAR AND ALYSSA MALDONADO-ESTRADA [Read the first installment of this series] City churches were designed to be walkable and serve their immediate neighborhoods, but as historically working-class or African American neighborhoods gentrify […]
SPECIAL FEATURE: GREATER BOSTON’S CHURCH TO CONDO PIPELINE
As more and more former Boston churches are being converted into luxury housing, is the city missing out on potential arts and community spaces?