Riverside’s Education Ministry presents the Summer Bible Study Series, taking take place each Sunday from June 26 to August 21 at 9:30 a.m. in 430 MLK. Each session will be led by a member of the clergy and senior staff, and invite participants to reflect on the lectionary gospel text for the day. All are welcome to attend free of charge.
June 26: Rev. Michael Livingston July 3: Rev. Kevin Wright July 10: Rev. Bertram Johnson July 17: Rev. Dr. Amy Butler July 24: Rev. Debra Northern July 31: Rev. Kevin Vandiver August 7: Ms. Mandy Meisenheimer August 14: Rev. Rachel Johnson August 21: Ms. Christian Peele
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“I want to say something to the Church this morning—churches, pastors, people of faith.
The time for toeing a politically correct line is long, long past. We’ve heard more than enough from politicians; our country needs voices of moral courage to speak up and out and on behalf of those among us who are vulnerable, excluded, and filled with pain…today and in the days ahead.
Now is the time for us to speak.
To be bold.
To name sin and injustice and to say we won’t stand by and watch it happen.
We cannot be silent.
We should not pretend that this will not cost us considerably. It will. But if we cannot find the courage to tell the truth, what does the Church have to offer the world? And what do our lives and our witness mean when it’s all said and done?
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The Riverside Church in the City of New York, along with a growing list of partners, will host an intensive training on gun violence for faith leaders of all traditions beginning the evening of October 6 through the evening of October 7, 2016. Designed for millennial faith leaders, a demographic with the capacity to shift our culture, the training is also open to ministry teams of any age that include a millennial attendee. Those who attend do not have to agree on the solutions to the epidemic of gun violence, only that something must be done.
Evangelicals and mainline Protestants make up 40 percent of the population, but own guns at higher rates than the rest of the country. The power to change our culture is in our pews.
Attendees will gain concrete tools to educate, engage, and mobilize your congregations to enact change in your community. Each God and Guns 2016 participant will commit to taking concrete action in their circles of influence.
Space is limited.
Following the training, The Riverside Church will provide ongoing support, resources, and reporting mechanisms. This will help those who attend stay connected and share the work you are doing in your congregations.
The training begins with a free, open to the public screening of “The Armor of Light” on Thursday, October 6 at 7PM. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Rev. Rob Schenck, Abigail Disney, and Lucy McBath.
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American faith leaders can end the gun violence epidemic in our country. Whether we hunt on the weekends or have never held a firearm, FAITHFUL AMERICANS SHOULD AGREE THAT LOSING OVER 30,000 LIVES A YEAR, INCLUDING NEARLY 3,000 CHILDREN, TO GUN VIOLENCE IS UNACCEPTABLE.
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Help Riverside combat gun violence! Pastor Amy was named a Fellow with the Aspen Institute and invited to compete for a grant to fund a project that responds to challenges of our time. Continuing the work of Riverside’s Gun Violence Task Force, Pastor Amy’s project is to train clergy across the country on best practices for educating and mobilizing their congregations on gun violence.
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Riverside Church MediaCivil Rights Leaders Headline Events at Riverside on 48th Anniversary of MLK Assassination
April 4 marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As our nation continues to wrestle with deep and complex issues of racial and economic justice, Riverside is hosting a series of events headline by prominent Civil Rights Leaders.
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Join Riverside’s Education Ministry for a new 7-week small group led by Rev. Kevin Wright, Ms. Charlene Wingate, and Union Seminary Intern Derrick Jordan. The classes will invite our community into dialogue with some of history’s greatest Christian thinkers and public theologians.
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#TrendingAtTRC is an ongoing conversation series hosted by The Riverside Church engaging insightful and provoking thought leaders from across disciplines on many of the most pressing questions facing our nation and the church.
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This past week began the season of Lent, a period of forty days in our liturgical calendar when we turn inward and reflect on the ways God might be calling on us to grow and change as we journey with Jesus toward the cross.
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sustainability The following email was sent to Barnard students, faculty and staff on December 12, 2017.
Dear Members of the Barnard Community,
As I believe you know, Barnard has been engaged in thinking creatively and responsively about the challenge of protecting our environment. This past March, with input from the Barnard community, our Board of Trustees voted unanimously to divest our endowment from companies that dispute evidence of climate science or otherwise seek to thwart efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. In so doing, Barnard was the first institution of higher education to pursue this innovative divestment approach consistent with its mission as an academic institution supporting the open exchange of scientific information, the free flow of information and transparency.
In the months since, we have been fully engaged in putting this decision to work. A divestment working group of students, faculty, and trustees has been convening with the goal of developing clear and rigorous criteria to evaluate companies’ statements, actions, and attitudes towards climate science and climate change. The group has outlined six criteria that the College, and other organizations, can use to judge a company’s attitudes and behaviors with respect to these issues.
The criteria will help evaluate whether a company acts in accordance with Barnard’s values as an academic institution—emphasizing the free flow of ideas, developing rigorous and credible evidence, and the importance of transparency—in supporting science and the science of climate change. The criteria that follow may be adjusted over time as new information and data sources come to light, but in their current form they make our values clear to investors asked to manage our endowment.
What is the company’s position on climate change?
What action is the company taking to reduce its carbon footprint?
Is climate science integral to the governance and oversight of the company
What are the company’s affiliations with third parties that spread disinformation on climate science?
Does the company publicly support the need for climate policies and regulations?
Has the company been publicly transparent about their position, actions and affiliations with regard to climate science and climate change??
As for next steps, College will work with Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), creators of The Carbon Underground 200 (CU200) list, to help refine its criteria, evaluate a subset of companies from their CU200 list, and develop a climate action list that can be used by Barnard and other organizations to make informed investment decisions. The climate action list will be publicly available in the spring of 2018.
I would like to thank the working group for their hard work since the divestment decision was made last March, and I look forward to continuing our work and sharing future findings with the community.
For more information on the criteria and the forthcoming climate action list to visit the Divestment section of the website (https://barnard.edu/vision-values/divestment).