All of the signage and money in the world will not stop these killings in our neighborhoods. We who are the people, the neighbors have to change our “Hoods” into “Neighborhoods” where we are neighborly to our fellow man. It is us that must make a change in our mentality. We must began to love, care and respect one another the foundation of being “Neighborly”.
Add your Anthropologists say these examples of religious syncretism are nothing new. Black slaves, particularly in present-day Haiti, hid their African spiritual practices from slave owners by disguising and incorporating them into the Roman Catholic religion they were often forced to accept. In fact, voodoo orishas, called loas or lwas, were reconfigured to mirror Roman Catholic saints and vice versa. So Papa Legba (a powerful spirit intermediary) became St. Peter, St. Lazarus or St. Anthony. Ayizan (the loa of trade and marketplace) became St. Clare of Assisi. here… (optional)