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On Climate Change, It’s Up to Us to Do Something


“Growing up in Trinity... it just made perfectly clear sense to me that I had to be one of the people to take up this fight.” Azalea Danes, Trinity parishioner and youth organizer, shares how Trinity Church Wall Street’s community of faith is foundational to her climate activism. She references Trinity’s 2015 mission trip to Standing Rock as a formative experience that sparked her passion to fight for climate justice.


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When I first started the Brown Bag Lunch Assistant role, I remember that a volunteer, Bill Patrikos, mentioned to me that “hunger doesn’t take a holiday.” Those five words have continuously echoed in my head during my time at Trinity. The impact, the pain, and the stories that are contained in these words remind us that we are all human. Imagine with me—that intense feeling of hunger or feeling unsafe, wondering “when am I getting home?” For many people that moment is every day; it’s their Read more

“What is happening on the ground with people? I want to help, but I don’t know where to start…” This is a common lament I hear here at Trinity. At the same time, the Brown Bag Lunch staff encounters the daily challenges that many of our neighbors deal with – difficult issues created by a lack of resources. How can we bridge this gap?

Brown Bag Lunch Volunteer at St. Paul's Chapel

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During one of the first Friday afternoon spiritual formation sessions for Episcopal Service Corps Fellows I sat on a deep and cozy couch sharing pizza with my roommates. As we ate together, we discussed food justice, the ways in which working to combat food insecurity is sacred, and the sites of food justice work as sacred ground. Even in that early time in my year as a fellow I knew that to be true of the work of the Brown Bag Ministry program at Trinity and my experience there, but as the Read more