“Justice is really love in calculation. Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.”
-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Live Justice Now is a monthly initiative of The Riverside Church’s Mission and Social Justice ministries. Each month we will suggest actions that both respond to current events and challenges of our day, and advocate for greater justice for communities most vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
Our nation and world are experiencing a great need for truth, justice, and compassion. In response, Riverside is committed to providing faithful Christian witness and action. Please join us as we put our faith to work and follow the words of the prophet who told us what God requires: do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
For more information about Live Justice Now events and actions from Riverside’s Ministry of Social Justice, contact Daniel Conover.
A National Day of Fasting and Witness
Thursday, January 18 | 10:30 am | 280 Park Ave.
On January 18, join the Rev. Michael Livingston and other faith leaders and communities in New York City and across the United States in a national day of fasting and witness in solidarity with farmworkers’ struggle for dignity, respect and basic human rights in the fields.
Organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), demonstrations will target Wendy’s restaurants across the country – and, in New York City, the offices of Wendy’s Board Chairperson Norman Peltz, 280 Park Avenue @48th Street. Date: Thursday, January 18. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Wendy’s allows sexual and other violence against field workers employed by the farms that supply the restaurant chain with tomatoes and other fresh produce. The Riverside Church Council has endorsed the CIW’s boycott of Wendy’s, asking that members refuse to patronize Wendy’s until it join other fast food restaurants in signing on to the CIW’s Fair Food Program.
More information about the Wendy’s boycott and the January 18 fast and demonstration, along with a letter you can sign and take in to the manager of your local Wendy’s, will be available at Fellowship Hour after church Sunday, January 14. For more information about the NYC actions, contact Daniel Conover, email@example.com, 212-870-6909.