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April 4, 2014 – Every Valley: Dr. King Legacy Symposium on Community Economic Empowerment

Friday, April 4 from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The Riverside Church Assembly Hall

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister Emeritus, The Riverside Church; and President, Healing of the Nations Foundation
  • Eugene Cornelius, Deputy Associate Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

-Panel Discussions exploring why and how we can stem the tied of economic inequality

-Linkages with Business/Job Development Programs

-Roundtable Discussions and Networking with other faith leaders

The Symposium is co-sponsored by The Riverside Church, Union Theological Seminary, New York Theological Seminary, and Center of Spiritual Light.

Lunch will be provided, registration is free (there will be a freewill offering). Event registration is at

Building Bridges in the Global City

Building Bridges in the Global City

By: Christina Adrien 

Global cities such as New York are filled with dense and diverse populations of people that live right next to each other, in the same neighborhood but hardly make any interaction with one another. These cities are highly divided and often communities exclude many who are not of their kind in terms of race, ethnicity, class etc.  Religious institutions have always played a crucial role in shaping social and cultural attitudes. Unfortunately, these faith communities are also segregated; divided according to race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. They sometimes fail to adequately reach out to others in the community that may not look, talk, act, or live like them. Continue reading