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Houses of Worship

...when I look back on my years I Hawaii, I realize how truly lucky I was to have been raised here. Hawaii's spirit of tolerance might not have been perfect or complete, but it was-and is-real. The opportunity that Hawaii offered-to experience a variety of cultures in a climate of mutual respect-became an integral part of my world view, and a basis for the values that I hold most dear.

Barack Obama
Punahou Bulletin 1999

The neighborhood of Makiki, where Barack Obama spent the vast majority of his life in Hawaii, is a microcosm of the state's rich ethnic and religious traditions. In a three block radius of the Dunham apartment on 1617 Beretania Street you can find a houses of worship ranging from the True Jesus Mission to the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Living cheek to jowl with members of every every faith and creed offered Barry Obama an education that transcended any school room. His Makiki days, combined with his years in Jakarta, surely gave him a experiences that will serve him well as President of the United States.

Below are photos of Makiki houses of worship within a few minutes walk of Obama's former home.

True Jesus Mission
1107 Punahou St

True Jesus Mission

Full Gospel Church
1541 Young St

Full Gospel Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1560 S Beretania St

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Central Union Church
Beretania & Punahou St

Central Union Church

Shinshu Kyokai Buddhist Temple
1631 S Beretania St

Shinshu Kyokai Buddhist Temple

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Makiki
1508 Punahou St

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Makiki
Courtesy of Joel Bradshaw

Campbell family--Olivet Baptist Church
1775 S Beretania St

Olivet Baptist Church

Sacred Heart Church, Maryknoll School
1526 Alexander St

Sacred Heart Church, Maryknoll School
Courtesy of Joel Bradshaw

Scottish Rite Cathedral
1611 Kewalo

Scottish Rite Cathedral
Courtesy of Joel Bradshaw

 



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