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Social Justice

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Trinity Youth

We, Trinity Youth, know that Black Lives Matter. The dignity of human beings is not up for debate. And we believe in showing up for one another.

As a multiracial community in New York City, we recognize and condemn racism, white supremacy, and police brutality in our community. 

We recognize that becoming anti-racist requires work and self-reflection. We commit to doing the work of anti-racism in our hearts and in our community. We hope the Trinity community will join us in

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By:
Ruth Frey

National Voter Registration Day
Photo from a past National Voter Registration Day.

As we make our way through this election year, I’d like to remind us that 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the constitution giving

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By:
Stephanie Chrispin

Giving Tuesday usually takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving/The National Day of Mourning. As the largest day of global giving each year, this initiative provides much-needed resources to nonprofits around the world. This year, in response to the devastating toll COVID-19 is having on our communities and nonprofits, #GivingTuesdayNow has been organized for Tuesday, May 5th, as an early call to give if you are able. 

To celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, we seek to honor

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By:
Lisa Jaycox

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.

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By:
James Melchiorre

The Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street traveled to Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY for a Holy Week visit with some of the men incarcerated there, and to seek their input on Trinity’s ministry.

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer goes to the maximum-security prison each year to meet with students working toward their Master of Professional Studies degree, offered by New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) and funded by Trinity.

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By:
Rainah Umlauf

 

There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delight

of walking in the noisy street

and being the noise.

-Rumi

Palm Sunday is a story of faith in the streets. The streets are crowded – and noisy. Jesus enters town on a borrowed donkey and wearing dusty sandals. He is surrounded by people – normal, working people – and is

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By:
SK Doyle

 

During this season of Lent—a time to engage with our own mortality, practice self-examination, and spend time with God—Christians around the world meditate on Jesus’ journey from life to death and from death to resurrection. We wrestle and sit with questions that followers of Christ have been asking since antiquity: what does it mean to follow Jesus, really? And how might we be falling short of that?

In all the richness of

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By:
Mandy Culbreath
 

I’ve always wrestled with the story of the prodigal son. I think it’s because I always saw this as one of the most definitively human stories the Bible offers: humankind’s return from exile. The son, we are told, went to a far-off country and spent all he had. This parable invites us to embody this unique human condition as we begin our approach to God.

A person who has never experienced the

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By:
Metha Balasquides
 

Like the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree, we sometimes need manure so that we can bear fruit again. Many times, we can’t see our own bubbles, the structures and patterns in which we have enclosed ourselves until someone else shows us.  For these and many other reasons, we exist within communities. We can help each other, even when we can’t see that we need help. 

We all need food, water, shelter,

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By:
Rase De Los Santos
 

I often think about all the people who have made a positive impact on the world through their words, actions, courage, and big hearts. I think about how they started their journeys alone or with a few people who believed in their vision. I think about how their journeys remained difficult, but they continued to move forward on their paths to spread peace, love, equality, and justice to the people around them.

I think about how Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his family

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