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Social Justice

By:
Jennifer Chinn and Fr. Matt Welsch

"God does not require us to achieve any of the good tasks that humanity must pursue. What God requires of us is that we not stop trying."

-Bayard Rustin


Knowing our history, and particularly telling the truth about our history, is an important part of knowing ourselves and our communities. Exploring this theme of "Truth in History," which was born out of the

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By:
Neill Coleman

2020 was a significant year for Trinity’s Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team. We more than doubled our grantmaking to meet the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a severe recession, and a reckoning with racial injustice. To fully capture the scope of how our work has grown over the last year, we took a step back to reflect on the breadth and depth of our response, as illustrated in the above

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By:
Cheavanese Diedrick

The Grants and Mission Investing team recently welcomed 85 attendees, representing more than 40 Trinity grantee organizations from across New York City, to our annual racial justice convening. This year’s event was different than past years, naturally, due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, our grantee partners enthusiastically shared and received updates, stories, and ideas with each other online.

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By:
Neill Coleman

2020 has been one of the hardest years for New York City and other communities around the world. The tragedy of COVID-19 has many consequences: lost lives, lost jobs, lost housing. As a church committed to racial justice, we have been angered, but sadly not surprised, by the disparate impact COVID-19 has had on communities of color. Trinity seeks to end the cycles of mass incarceration and

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By:
James Melchiorre

Imagine it's late 2019 and you're walking along a busy New York City street with dozens of people passing by. Statistics indicate that, on average, one out of every seven of those persons would have been considered food insecure, defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as having "limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or

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The Rev. Winnie Varghese of Trinity Church Wall Street joined with the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Seminary, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Stewardship of Creation, to write “Speaking of Freedom: A Fourth of July Letter to the Church.” The writers, all Episcopal

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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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