Trinity Institute

Trinity Institute is an annual theological conference which has been organized and sponsored for almost a half-century by Trinity Church Wall Street. Trinity Institute equips clergy and laypersons for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Trinity Institute conferences present emerging and inclusive theological perspectives and engage participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection. Participants from all faith traditions are welcomed. The conference is held in New York City, but even more people participate at Partner Sites across the globe through live streaming and on-demand viewing.


Recent Conferences

Trinity Institute 2018: Values in Action

TI2018 “Values in Action” featured leading activists, theologians, authors, and experts with guidance on how to integrate core values into strategic and effective action. With an emphasis on the balance between the spiritual and the practical, conference participants learned how to get both grounded and connected, to use the power of community to form strategic alliances to make progress toward creating a better world.

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Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice

TI2017 “Water Justice” placed a sharp focus on the need for action in areas of access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding. With speakers representing five of the earth’s seven continents, the theological conference included practical guidance for individuals, congregations, and the larger faith community surrounding these issues.

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Trinity Institute 2016: Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice

TI2016 “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice” acknowledged that conversations about race are difficult, but that they’re also essential because racial justice can be, for millions, a matter of life and death. The conference focused on how historic structures of racial injustice have marginalized non-white people, and offered techniques to enhance communication, and provide better understanding, inspiration, and ideas that can be used in your community.

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Trinity Institute 2015: Creating Common Good

TI2015 “Creating Common Good” explored the pervasive issue of economic inequality, visible in most parts of the world, and what churches can and should do in response.  The conference also provided personal stories and links to practical tools that can be used in local communities to make a positive impact.

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