Mission and Social Justice

The Riverside Church’s Mission and Social Justice Commission, as agents of God’s justice, healing, and love, strives to transform individuals, communities, and systems burdened by racial, social, economic, and environmental oppression.

JULY 2024: Join the Beloved Earth Community Ministry on Thursday, August 1st at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Faith communities and leaders will gather at Citi Plaza, 388 Greenwich St. to urge Citibank to cease funding fossil fuels. Banks, including Citibank, are financially supporting coal, oil, and gas companies that pollute our communities and harm our planet. It’s time to bring our faith and moral voices directly to Wall Street.

This family-friendly event welcomes both adults and kids. All are invited to join. The event will feature food, drinks, music, and an Art Station where participants can fill out prayer cards or create drawings of their vision for a safe and healthy planet.

For more events during Faith Week contact chelsea@greenfaith.org

 

Click Here to Learn More

Join the Mission & Social Justice Commission’s Democracy Focus Group in shaping democracy with your innovative ideas! Let’s transform faith into action throughout June, July, and August 2024. Embrace this opportunity to create a significant impact within our community and beyond.

 

MSJC Summer Action Announcements

What We Do

Mission and Social Justice (MSJ) at Riverside is comprised of the MSJ Commission and nine ministries that work to identify and address specific areas of great human need. MSJ collaborates with the Poor People’s Campaign, a national fusion movement dedicated to societal transformation. Together, we address interconnected injustices such as racism, poverty, militarism, ecological devastation, and distorted religious nationalism. In alliance with Reclaim Our Vote, MSJ conducts impactful activities like postcard writing and phone banking to amplify our collective voice for change. Join us in shaping a more just and equitable world. MSJ focuses their work in three areas where its ministries could make a positive difference: Democracy, Earth, and Equity.

MSJ at a Glance

MSJ Comission

2023-24 Members, Officers, and Liaison Assignments

Rev. Mira Sawlani-Joyner (Minister of Justice Advocacy and Change)
Takisha Brown (Administrative Assistant)
Pamela Davis (Chair)
Derrick Biney-Amissah (Vice Chair)
Gary Bogle (Secretary)
Milly Akinsulu
Victoria Anderson
Sumati Devadutt
Lissa Dodington
Rainer Engelken
Arelis Figueroa
Janette Kemp
David King

MSJ Meetings

Join us on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Email us for more information.

Community Partners

MSJ collaborates with the Poor People’s Campaign, a national fusion movement dedicated to societal transformation. Together, we address interconnected injustices such as racism, poverty, militarism, ecological devastation, and distorted religious nationalism. In alliance with Reclaim Our Vote, MSJ conducts impactful activities like postcard writing and phone banking to amplify our collective voice for change. Join us in shaping a more just and equitable world.

MSJ Ministries & Initiatives

MSJ Videos

Mission & Social Justice Events

1:30 PM

6:30 PM

Sunset Soiree

Wednesday, July 24

Learn More

1:00 PM

Beloved Earth Community

Saturday, September 7

Learn More

1:30 PM

Maranatha Meeting

Sunday, September 8

Learn More

1:30 PM

Men's Ministry Meeting

Sunday, September 15

Learn More

1:30 PM

Prison Ministry

Sunday, September 22

Learn More

1:00 PM

Beloved Earth Community

Saturday, October 5

Learn More

1:30 PM

Maranatha Meeting

Sunday, October 13

Learn More

1:30 PM

Men's Ministry Meeting

Sunday, October 20

Learn More

1:30 PM

Prison Ministry

Sunday, October 27

Learn More

1:00 PM

Beloved Earth Community

Saturday, November 2

Learn More

1:30 PM

Maranatha Meeting

Sunday, November 10

Learn More

1:30 PM

Men's Ministry Meeting

Sunday, November 17

Learn More

1:30 PM

Prison Ministry

Sunday, November 24

Learn More

1:00 PM

Beloved Earth Community

Saturday, December 7

Learn More

1:30 PM

Maranatha Meeting

Sunday, December 8

Learn More

1:30 PM

Men's Ministry Meeting

Sunday, December 15

Learn More

1:30 PM

Prison Ministry

Sunday, December 22

Learn More

1:00 PM

Beloved Earth Community

Saturday, January 4

Learn More

Sign Up for Our Newsletter


Email Marketing by Benchmark