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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.”

Young people were packing for Thanksgiving at Parish Hall

Share Your Talent, Time, or Treasure This Giving Tuesday

November 24, 2023 | By Stephanie Chrispin

Though Trinity Church Wall Street celebrates this charitable spirit of giving year-round, we believe that Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity to uplift the many ways our congregation and neighbors can give back: by getting involved in our Stewardship campaign, volunteering with our Compassion Market, or supporting some of many organizations helping our neighbors in Lower Manhattan.

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.”

Brightly colored stained glass in Trinity Church

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.