mercy & justice

Watch: "Just Mercy" Event (Plus Resources to Take Action)

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.

How Are Mercy, Justice, Generosity, Poverty, and Brokenness Connected?

HFNY focuses on mercy, justice, generosity, poverty and brokenness. I find those five words challenging. In the context of each of our lives they mean so many different things, but one thing does connect them all—and it’s that they impact each of us every day.

What Hebrews 13 Teaches Us About Being Outsiders

The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. — Hebrews 13:11-14 (NIV)

Announcing Our New Church Partner: Exilic Church

We love partnering with churches because we help with the spiritual formation of Christians across our city—connecting them with our affiliate opportunities and mobilizing them to serve those in need through volunteer programs. With every church partnership, we renew our vision of helping "all people experience spiritual, social, and economic flourishing through the demonstration of Christ’s love."

This fiscal year, we are proud to share that we have formed a new partnership with Exilic Church!