The High Altar of Trinity Church Wall Street dates back more than 140 years, but has not been used for worship for almost half a century. When it returns to New York after rejuvenation, the altar will be placed in a new position in the Trinity Church nave, utilized regularly for liturgy, and draped with altar cloths that are now being designed. Read more
New York City took an important step today to close the intolerable, inhumane, and ineffective Rikers Island jail complex. The City Council voted to close Rikers by 2026 and build modern, more humane, and smaller borough-based facilities in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
This change will reduce the number of jails from 11 to four. It will help reduce the number of jail beds in NYC from 13,000 to 3795. Read more
In the Book of Genesis, after God creates the heavens and the earth, God rests. God blesses the work of creation, declaring creation good and holy. And then God charges us, God’s children, to be good stewards of this holy ground. As people of faith, we are called to recognize and honor the sacred dignity of every aspect of God’s creation: the earth, sky, and seas, plants and animals—and especially other people.
The science is clear: God’s Creation is in crisis. The devastating effects Read more
Working for three straight months over summer vacation, giving up family commitments, skipping time with friends, and enduring the endless stress of meetings to organize this strike was not easy. But I have never felt passion quite like I have while working to further climate action. I have grown up in many ways in the past six months and taught myself many skills. Climate justice activism has become my livelihood. Every day has been a learning experience, and I have come to realize the radically inclusive nature with which we must approach the challenges ahead in combating the climate crisis.Read more
As young people joined in climate marches all around the world, our youth were joined by supporters from the congregation, staff, and people of faith from many partners today in NYC. We made posters, then marched from St. Paul's Chapel to City Hall to Battery Park. Read more
This summer, Trinity's Brown Bag Lunch Ministry hosted Imagine Healing, a three-part series designed to foster conversation and intentional focus on the intersection of homelessness and race. The program stems from Trinity's key strategic mission areas of Housing and Homelessness and Read more
Since the rejuvenation of the church began fifteen months ago, scores of people have visited for brief tours to view the progress of the work. In July, members of the New York chapter of the Commercial Interior Design Association stopped by and, as you might expect in a 173-year-old building, some fascinating details emerged.Read more