Social Justice

Trinity Church Wall Street has a long-held commitment to social justice, beginning with the founding of the Trinity Charity School in 1709 and including a wide variety of outreach programs over its history. Trinity continues to promote justice and reconciliation today, with ministries rooted in the local community that confront racism and inequality, fight hunger, build community, and more.

Ministries include:

 

Grants

Trinity grants support innovative and transformative ministries around the country. Learn more.

 

Brown Bag Lunch

In some parts of Lower Manhattan, up to 20 percent of residents do not have access to sufficient affordable food. Volunteers from Trinity distribute Brown Bag lunches to more than 200 people each week. Learn more.

 

Congregational Outreach

The Trinity congregation, via its Witness and Outreach Committee, leads a number of ministries, including the Task Force Against Racism, active for more than 30 year, a Prison Ministry that works with the incarcerated and their families, and more.

 

The Parish Center

A community space located at 2 Rector Street near Trinity Place, the Parish Center is open daily for computer access, free WiFi, scheduled events, and socializing. The Parish Center regularly hosts congregational meetings and events, afterschool programs in partnership with local public schools, and more. Learn more.

 

Advocating for Children

Trinity supports children and New York public schools with programs that include the collection and donation of school supplies, music education, and volunteer days. Learn more.

 

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. 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.

 

Art as Advocacy

The recent installation, Stations by artist Roland Biermann, is part of a 14-location exhibit in Manhattan that draws attention not only to Jesus’ final hours of life but also to people living on the margins of our current societies who suffer, as Jesus did, because of injustice. Learn more.

 

Contact

 

The Rev. Winnie Varghese, Director of Justice and Reconciliation
wvarghese@trinitywallstreet.org

Ruth Frey, Senior Program Officer for Justice and Reconciliation
rfrey@trinitywallstreet.org

Tasha Tucker, Director of Justice and Reconciliation Grants
ttucker@trinitywallstreet.org

Jenn Chinn, Program Manager for Justice and Reconciliation
jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org

Mandy Culbreath, Brown Bag Lunch Coordinator
mculbreath@trinitywallstreet.org

Maggy Laraque, Program Manager for Mission and Service Engagement Programs
mlaraque@trinitywallstreet.org

Lucas Pershing, Program Manager for Advocacy and Action
lpershing@trinitywallstreet.org