Mission and Social Justice

As agents of God’s justice, healing, and love the Mission and Social Justice Commission of The Riverside Church in the City of New York seeks to transform individuals, communities, and systems of racial, economic, social, and environmental oppression.

What We Do

Mission and Social Justice at Riverside, led by Rev. Nyle Fort, is comprised of the MSJ Commission and fourteen ministries that work to identify and address specific areas of great human need. MSJ identifies opportunities for the Riverside community to express their faith through social action, and its guiding principle is collaboration between all ministries, commissions, church bodies, and the broader community outside the church. In January, 2022, MSJ identified three focus areas where the work of its ministries could make a positive difference: Democracy, Earth, and Equity.

MSJ at a Glance

Members & Meetings

2022-23 Members, Officers, and Liaison Assignments

Sumati Devadutt (MSJ Chair)
Derrick Biney-Amissah (MSJ Vice Chair, Building Committee Rep.)
Lissa Dodington (Secretary)
Milly Akinsulure
Victoria Anderson (Church Council)
Michael Barnes (Stewardship)
Gary Bogle (Nominating Committee Rep.)
Frances Connell
Pamela Davis (Budget & Planning Rep.)
Rainer Engelken (Liaison Young Adult Ministry)
Susan Wersan (Representative to Institutional Affiliations)

Minister of Justice, Advocacy and Change

Rev. Nyle Fort


MSJ Meetings

The MSJ Commission meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm ET. Email us for more information.


 

Recent Videos

MSJ Ministries & Initiatives:

Mission & Social Justice Events

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Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 11

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Latino Ministry

Sunday, December 18

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Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 18

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Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 25

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Latino Ministry

Sunday, January 15

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Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, February 12

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Latino Ministry

Sunday, February 19

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Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, February 19

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Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, February 26

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Latino Ministry

Sunday, March 19

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