“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.


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June 18| Albany, NY
June 23 | Washington, DC

Be part of the action in this historic movement of justice! Join fellow Riversiders and tens of thousands more people across the country in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

Sign up now to travel to Albany with other members of the Riverside community (PPC@TRC) for actions June 11, 18 and/or to Washington, D.C., June 23. Email ppcatriverside@gmail.com with your name, phone number, desired date(s) and whether you need transportation.

A special thank you to Housing Works for free buses on May 14 and June 11 and the NYC Poor People’s Campaign on other dates. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make a donation and support the Poor People’s Campaign!
$35 covers the cost of one person’s bus transport to and from Albany. Click here to donate.

Look for the PPC@TRC table and volunteers wearing “Ask Me About the Poor People’s Campaign” tags at fellowship hour after Sunday worship.

Weekly themes:

  • May 14 | Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Children, Women, and People with Disabilities in Poverty
  • May 21 | Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities
  • May 29 | The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence
  • June 4 | The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet: Ecological Devastation and Health Care
  • June 11 | Everybody’s got the Right to Live: Education, Living Wage Jobs, Income, Housinge
  • June 18 | A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative
  • June 23 | Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth: Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington DC

Click here to learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign.

Click here to follow the Poor People’s Campaign on Facebook.

Click here to see a list of New York State programs and events, including livestreams and local events every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evening during the six weeks.

Poor People’s Campaign at Riverside contacts:
Sumati at devadutt.s@gmail.com, 212-464-7699
Carol at cjfm10@hotmail.com, 646-258-8896.


Having an informed, activated electorate is central to every just and thriving democracy. And it is the responsibility of our government to represent all its people. For this to happen we must ensure that every eligible citizen is registered to vote.

Do you have a couple of hours a month to help get members of the Harlem/Morningside Heights community registered to vote? If you have ANY interest and want to learn what you can do to help get out the vote contact the Mission and Social Justice Department at 212.870.6909 or dconover@trcnyc.org.  And/or stop by the MSJ and Education Commission voter registration and volunteer tables at Sunday fellowship hour.


Rikers Island Jail has become a torture chamber that disproportionately denies basic human rights to our neighbors who are poor and people of color. Congregations around the city are working to keep the #Closerikers campaign in the light. Click here to learn more of what you can do to close Rikers and protect those who need it most or visit the MSJ table during coffee hour.