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.
The Witness and Outreach Committee oversees several outreach ministries led by the congregation, including the Task Force Against Racism, a Prison Ministry, and more.
With sharp rises in the unemployment rate, the cost of groceries, and the number of people seeking assistance from food pantries and soup kitchens, food insecurity is at an all-time high in New York City. Trinity remains committed to helping our neighbors in need through programs, such as Resource Connections, Compassion Meals, and the Compassion Market.
The Episcopal Church has a long tradition of walking alongside immigrants. As we continue this work, we must understand the legal and technical categories of immigrants that include refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented and documented immigrants. Trinity Church Wall Street stands in solidarity with all of our immigrant neighbors, especially those facing raids, deportations, and deplorable conditions at our nation's border.
Below are resources from our partners for those seeking legal counsel, direct services, and other immigration assistance efforts.
Immigrant Defense Project
Make the Road New York
Resources for Those Supporting Immigrant Communities
- U.S. Immigration: The Basics - Webinar
- Toolkits for allies, schools, and religious institutions
- Printable “Know Your Rights” flyers in 16 languages
- For social media infographics, click here
- To request a “Know Your Rights” training in New York City, email KYR@nyic.org
- We Have Rights video series
- Core community messages for public charge rule
Resources for Churches and Faith Communities
- The Episcopal Church Civil Discourse Curriculum
- Bible studies, curriculums, and prayers
- Statement on the U.S. Southern Border Crisis from Presiding Bishop Curry
- Webinar and Podcast, "Listen and Learn: Border Advocacy and Ministry"
- Ten Actions You Can Take to Support Undocumented Immigrants
- Episcopal Migration Ministries
- The Episcopal Public Policy Network