VOTE, LEARN, ADVOCATE, EDUCATE
These updates provide your organization opportunities to be increasingly involved and engaged with your community and educated about important issues facing our city, country and world
Tomorrow is the mayoral election [along with a number of other important elected official roles around the city] In the midst of the angst, concern and questions that many have about the national political landscape, local politics are vital for the day to day experiences in our city. With that, The Mayor, City Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough President’s and a number of City Council and Judicial races across New York City are up for election.
- Don't know where the candidates land on important justice issues? Glad you asked. Faith in New York has compiled these voter guides to help inform your vote.
- Don't know where to vote? Find your polling station HERE
Speaking of Faith in New York...
Over the past year, Trellis, in partnership with Faith in New York has been part of a coalition [you can read the full platform HERE]
- Defending immigrant rights and protections
- Upholding religious freedoms
- Standing against hate crimes and defending civil rights
- Ensuring the marginalized voices of our city are heard
- Addressing criminal injustices
- Making housing accessible to all
- Protecting communities from the threat of climate change
Trellis invites you to join the celebration of the Faith over Fear coalition efforts over the last year and, meet other faith groups around the city working for justice and hear about the plan for 2018.
Click here to RSVP
TAKE ACTION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This presentation will explore what the important front-line role faith leaders and communities can play in ending intimate partner violence.
You can register HERE
PACK A BOX OF LOVE FOR THANKSGIVING
A Box of Love® provides a Thanksgiving meal to a family who might not otherwise have one.
Boxes of Love packing parties are family friendly opportunities for people from around the city to pack these boxes of food that are delivered to the doorstep by caring members of neighborhood churches that are located within immediate proximity to the family.
Here are the upcoming dates
- Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2017**
- Friday, Nov. 17th, 2017**
- Saturday, November 18th**
Spots fill up fast, and you can sign up and find out more HERE
LEARNING WITH OTHERS ABOUT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
In partnership with the American Bible Society, CCDA is proud to offer Immerse, our inaugural online course to our friends in the New York City metro area.
Created with local leaders in mind, the lessons will take you and your small group or team through a process of reimagining and applying key components of the Christian Community Development (CCD) philosophy. This course will help strengthen your ministry and grow your love for God’s word.
You can sign up to go through the material with others HERE
Inter-Varsity Press is also offering 50% off CCDA books addressing a number of important justice issues