More than 1,000 low-wage workers from around the city joined hands today with interfaith clergy members and labor officials for a historic “Faith and Justice” walk to Harlem’s Riverside Church, urging Albany to let cities around the state to set their own minimum wages. Continue Reading →
The Riverside Church announced today that Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and the catalyzing force behind the “Moral Monday” civil disobedience protests responding to Republican voter suppression efforts in North Carolina. Continue Reading →
“Distinguished Preacher Series” and “Realizing the Dream 2011” to Provide a Day of Programming Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Site of his Famous “Beyond Vietnam” Speech
In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to commemorate what would have been his 82nd birthday, The Riverside Church will honor his memory with two events on Sunday, January 16, ……first, with its popular Distinguished Preacher Series at 11:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m., Realizing the Dream, a tribute event featuring music, prayer and guest speakers. Both events will take place in the Nave of The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (bet 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.
“Dr. King’s spirit will surely be felt by those in attendance for the Distinguished Preacher Series and Realizing the Dream events at Riverside,” said Riverside Church Interim Senior Minister, Rev. Stephen H. Phelps. Continue Reading →