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The Holy Obligation to Hope

November 27, 2023 | By Summerlee Staten

“It is an enduring paradox of Christianity that in the most difficult moments in our lives — when we have lost hope and long for God to bring us answers, to end our suffering, to fix things — we are instead instructed to wait,” writes Summerlee Staten. ”But in the interim, we are asked to do God’s work in the here and now, while remaining in prayerful hope for the world to come.”

Bishop Andy Dietsche at Trinity on November 5, 2023.

Bishop Dietsche Remembers

November 17, 2023

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche looks back on his 11 years as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Clean Slate New York

A Clean Slate for a Better Life

November 16, 2023 | By Natasha Lifton and Susan Shah

Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Clean Slate Bill into law, which will automatically seal conviction records for millions of eligible New Yorkers who have paid their debt to society, improving their access to housing, education, and employment. Trinity Church Wall Street has been a longtime supporter of the Clean Slate NY Act, providing nearly $1.5 million in grants to support its passage.

A person holds a glowing, burning candle on their hand during a vigil service at Trinity Church

Five Ways Into Sunday’s Scripture: The Active Practice of Hope

November 9, 2023 | By Faith Formation and Education

“[This Sunday’s] parable reminds us we are not to be overwhelmed by bad news but to stay in communion with God,” writes Summerlee Staten, Executive Director, Faith Formation and Education, “to keep the lamplight of our faith burning in trust and in hope.”

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Five Ways Into Sunday’s Scripture: How to Reorganize the World

November 2, 2023 | By Faith Formation and Education

Jesus’s teaching in his Sermon on the Mount gives us a “new vision of how the world should be organized,” upending the status quo “by favoring the poor, the merciful, the mourning, and those rejected for doing the right thing,” writes Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Associate Director, Spiritual Practices, Retreats, & Pilgrimage. “How shocking that the way to blessedness is through inadequacy and vulnerability.”

Susan Shah stands at a podium in front of digital signage that reads "The Future of Rikers Island: Why It Matters."

It's Time to Close Rikers Island

October 27, 2023 | By Stephanie Chrispin

A summary of an event on October 15, 2023 organized by members of Trinity Church Wall Street's Prison Ministry to discuss the closing of Rikers Island Jail and how to advocate for that closing.

A person reaching to light a candle in Trinity Church

Five Ways Into Sunday’s Scripture: The Choice to Love

October 26, 2023 | By Faith Formation and Education

Looking over the past few weeks’ Gospel readings, Kathryn Carroll, Program Manager, Children and Family Formation, suggests “if we remove what sounds to our ears as treachery or snark, the conversation becomes deeply philosophical and filled with longing,” leading us to ponder the divinity of Jesus, humanity, and ourselves.