Action and Advocacy

The parish of Trinity Church Wall Street is committed to protecting the vulnerable and striving for peace and justice in our country. Areas of focus include issues surrounding immigration and refugees and the question of Rikers Island. We invite all community members, neighbors, and partners to join us as we stand with the oppressed and work for justice. Learn about upcoming actions and events below.

 

Call to Action


Trinity Church Wall Street invites you to celebrate June as LGBTQ Pride Month with the following events and activities:

Raising the Pride Flag
Friday, June 1, 8:30am | St. Paul’s Chapel
 
Seven Deadly Sonnets and Other Stories: A Poetry Reading with Pádraig Ó Tuama
Monday, June 11, 7-8:30pm | St. Paul’s Chapel

Irish poet Pádraig Ó Tuama went through exorcisms and reparative therapies in his 20s for being gay. Now the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization, Ó Tuama has worked in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Uganda, and the United States addressing homophobia and so-called “cure therapies.”

During this special poetry event, Ó Tuama will share poems and stories about the impact of such measures on LGBTQ identities. Sharing defiant sonnets and lyric poetry, this event will be both poetry and protest. Proceeds from this event will benefit Trinity Place, a shelter for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7 pm, followed by a reception. Tickets available at padraigotuama.eventbrite.com.

Orlando Remembered
Tuesday, June 12, 6pm | St. Paul’s Chapel

A memorial Holy Eucharist service to honor the 49 people who lost their lives June 12, 2016 in the Pulse nightclub shooting and to pray for an end to homophobia, hate crimes, and gun violence. The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New York, celebrant; Pádraig Ó Tuama, preacher. A reception will follow the service.

Pride March
Sunday, June 24

Trinity parishioners are invited to join others in the Episcopal Diocese of New York for the 48th annual Pride March in New York City. Information: email action@trinitywallstreet.org.

 

Youth Over Guns March
Saturday, June 2, Noon | Meet at Korean War Veterans Plaza

On June 2, thousands of New Yorkers will march across the Brooklyn Bridge in the Youth Over Guns March. We will join with students, parents, artists, and fellow activists from across the country to lend our voice to this important movement. Will you join us?

We will meet at noon at the Korean War Memorial in downtown Brooklyn at the corner of Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza West. From 12-1pm we’ll hear musicians, then we’ll march across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan and finish at Foley Square. RSVP at action@trinitywallstreet.org.

 
 

Previous Actions


April 17: Question of Rikers Island Breakfast
March 24: March For Our Lives
January 30: Trial of Officer Who Shot Deborah Danner
January 20: Women's March
November 1: NYC Interfaith Vigil for Peace
October 28: Undocumented: What Do Faith Communities Need to Know?
September 26: National Voter Registration Day
September 5: Fight for DACA!
August 15: Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach
June 26: Keep Children Covered
June 25: NYC Pride march
June 20: World Refugee Day
June 16: NYC Pride Rally
June 15: Mayoral Candidates Forum & Interfaith Iftar
June 13: LGBT Monthly Meeting & Discussion Group
June 12: Orlando Remembered
June 10: NYC Interfaith Iftar Saturday
June 1: Pride Flag Raising
May 6: Riverkeeper Sweep
May 1: Rise Up NY
April 29: Climate March in Washington, DC
April 22: NYC March for Science
March 28–29: City of Refuge
March 16: March to Protect Immigrant New Yorkers
March 10: Standing with Standing Rock
March 9: Jericho Walk in Support of Immigrants