Mercy & Justice Resources

Resources page

We've gathered the resources you need to understand biblical justice, and to be a part of the movement of mercy and justice in our city.


HFNY Resources | Prayers of the People | Justice Conference | Network Talks | Reflections


HFNY RESOURCES

Use and share these resources to love our neighbors more fully.

 

Resource Card - Print and hand these cards out to neighbors living on the streets.

About HFNY Card - A digital card to help you understand our vision and mission

Video: Movement of Mercy & Justice - Understand our work in mercy and justice, and our 10-year vision

Affiliates Guide - Our guide to providing a quick overview of our affiliates

Volunteer Decision Map - Determine if you should volunteer in person or virtually

 


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Specific prayers to guide you in understanding the needs of vulnerable and marginalized communities 

 

For HFNY Communities

HFNY Prayer Guide - For every month, pray for a specific community that our affiliates serve

For the Formerly Incarcerated - For fellow brothers and sisters who have been incarcerated

For Children and Families - For vulnerable children and families in our city

For Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness - For brothers and sisters who are looking for shelter

For People with Disabilities - For brothers and sisters who have special needs

For Neighbors in Need During the Holidays - For brothers and sisters who need encouragement during the holidays

 

For Our Faith

'There Are No Ordinary People' - To remind us that everyone is made in God's image and needs prayer

'Continue to Protect Us' - To remind us we need renewed hope during COVID-19 and other crisis

'Give Us Obedient Hearts. Give Us Courage.' - To remind us that, even in times of difficulty, we need our faith more than ever

 


JUSTICE CONFERENCE

Audio from workshop speakers during the 2018 Justice Conference, co-hosted by Redeemer Presbyterian Church and Hope for New York.

 

Education and Equity: Race, Class, and Geography - Featuring: Thrive Collective, Young Life, Operation Exodus, Morris Academy Mentors

Immigrant Displacement and Inclusion - Featuring: World Relief, The Open Door, Global Empowerment Services (GEMS), Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center 

Gentrification: Intersection of Profit and Poverty - Featuring: Jose Humphreys, author of Seeing Jesus in East Harlem; Habitat for Humanity, A House on Beekman

Homelessness: The Visibly Invisible - Featuring: Rescue Alliance, New York City Relief, The Bowery Mission, The Salvation Army

Human Trafficking in NYC - Featuring: Restore NYC, International Justice Mission, P.S. Kitchen, Bird & Branch Coffee

The Gospel and the American Political Landscape - Featuring: Redeemer West Side, Safe Families for Children, Open Hands Legal Services

Mass Incarceration - Featuring; Prison Fellowship, Exodus Transitional, Community Connections for Youth

 


NETWORK TALKS

Audio and video from past workshops on topics tied to New York City.

 

Housing & Inequality in NYC - Get insights into how housing inequality affects our city's communities. Affiliates featured: Habitat for Humanity, New York City Relief, Open Hands Legal Services.

Disability: From Exclusion to Belonging - Understand the social exclusion that many people with disabilities in our city face, to cultivate communities of belonging. Affiliates featured: Do for One, Center for All Abilities, Young Life Capernaum.

Caring for the Homeless in Our City - Be more knowledgeable about the epidemic of homelessness in New York City. Affiliates featured: New York City Relief, The Bowery Mission, the Rescue Alliance.

Seeing our Immigrant Neighbors - Explore a biblical foundation and perspective for seeing and engaging immigrants facing challenges in our city. Affiliates featured: Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center, Operation Exodus Inner City, Chinese Christian Herald Crusades, Restore NYC.

Understanding Sex Trafficking - Learn how sex trafficking affects our city and how Christians can respond to help. Affiliate featured: Restore NYC.

 


REFLECTIONS

Blog posts written by our staff on mercy and justice-related concerns.

 

Our Deeds of Mercy and Justice - Understand how our faith-based deeds are evidence of God’s grace in our lives. 

When Did You Show Mercy? - Do you remember the last time you showed mercy?

How Do We Define Justice? - What it really means to "do justice" as mentioned in Micah 6:8.

The Gospel Power of Proximity - Learn what it really means to be an authentic neighbor in our city.

Gospel Humility and the Compassion of Christ - 'It is the discipline of self-forgetfulness and looking toward the gospel that we need to cultivate in our work of service.'

What Does Imago Dei Mean? - Imagine what New York City would look like if all Christians saw others as imager bearers of God?

Who Is My Immigrant Neighbor? - Reflections on home, displacement, and the Imago Dei

Problem with Me-Ology - How the Christian faith often replaces "theology" with "me-ology"

Learning to Listen, Look, Lament - 'Lament is an important step in our experience of God’s sovereign intimacy.'