In June, Redeemer Downtown asked congregants to watch the movie, Just Mercy, which is based on Bryan Stevenson's memoir, and then join a group discussion. To encourage their community to take further action toward biblical justice, Downtown and HFNY then invited three HFNY affiliates to talk more about criminal and racial injustice issues in NYC.
Updated: Tuesday, June 3
My name is Beisi and I work as a Counselor Advocate at Restore NYC, an organization that exists to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors.
We asked Thrive Collective founder, Jeremy Del Rio, to tell us a little about how Thrive came to be, why art, and what kind of impact they’re making—and hoping to make—on the city. Join us in welcoming Thrive as our newest affiliate!
Last week, in an event co-sponsored by Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Center for Faith and Work, and Hope for New York, Tim Keller & Bryan Stevenson spoke about race, reconciliation, mass incarceration, systemic injustice, and the church. The discussion was equal parts heartbreaking, challenging, and inspiring, and we've shared some of our key takeaways here.