Past Projects

We are committed to protecting the vulnerable and striving for peace and justice in our country. Areas of focus include issues surrounding immigration and refugees, bail reform, 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 previous actions and events below.

2019

October 29: Court Watch for Faith Communities
October 17: Closing Rikers Island Jail
October 3: Christ in Crisis: Jim Wallis and the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
September 24: Voter Registration Day
September 20: Youth Global Climate Strike
September 5: Close Rikers Island Jail - City Council Hearing
August 7 – 11: Racial Justice Pilgrimage
July 18: Brown Bag Lunch Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
July 12: Lights for Liberty Immigration Vigil
July 11: Xinxian Shiwu Para Everyone
July-August: Housing Court Answers Series
July: Summer Bridge Program with Leadership and Public High School
June 30: LGBTQ World Pride Sunday Services and March
June 20: World Refugee Day
June 11: Whole and Holy: Remembering LGBTQ Lives Lost to Violence
June 9: Make a Joyful Noise
June 4: Voice of Leadership Choir Concert
June 1: Keep It Reel: Teens Facing Race Through Film
June 1: LGBTQ Pride Flag Raising
June: Trinity Church Mural Project with Leadership and Public High School
June: Imagine Healing Summer Series
June: Hour Children Working Women’s program
May 20: Interfaith Iftar
May 19: AIDs Walk and Fundraiser
May 6: Justice for Farmworkers Albany Advocacy Day
May 4: Environmental Justice Group’s Riverkeepers Sweep
May 3: Poetry Reading with Reginald Dwayne Betts at BMCC
May: Careers through Construction
May: Introduction to Brown Bag Lunch Ministry Volunteering Sessions
April 29: Documentary Screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor
April 6:: Public Theatre’s Mobile Unit
April: Cash Bail Laws Reformed
March 31: CourtWatchNY Training
March 21 – 23: Community Health Bucks Workshops
March: “Courageous & Just: Conversations on Faith in Challenging Times” Video Series
February 23: Arraignments 101
February 20: Brown Bag Lunch Volunteer Refresher sessions
February 8-9: Scene & Unseen: Facing Race Through Film
February 5: Frederick Douglass Book Talk with Author David Blight
February: Mental Health First Aid Trainings
January 31: Stop Mass Incarceration: Ending Cash Bail and the Road to Closing Rikers Breakfast
January 18 - 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend of Service
January 15: Vision Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
January 14: #SchoolsNotJails Albany Advocacy Day

2018

November 1: Rikers Island Bridge Demolition March
October 3: Mass Bail Out Training
September 25: National Voter Registration Day
31 de julio & 7 de agosto: Conozca Sus Derechos
July 31 & August 7: Know Your Rights
July 23: Community Care and Mental Health Forum and Information Session
June 30: End Family Separation NYC Rally and March
June 24: Pride March
June 20: World Refugee Day
June 12: Advocate for Cash Bail Reform
June 12: Orlando Remembered
June 11: Seven Deadly Sonnets and Other Stories: A Poetry Reading with Pádraig Ó Tuama
June 2: Youth Over Guns March
June 1: Raising the Pride Flag
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

2017

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