May 10, 2018
Roosevelt Island—dubbed “Welfare Island” in 1921—–once housed a prison, a lunatic asylum, a charity hospital, a smallpox hospital, and a workhouse. It was renamed in 1971 with a vision to make it a flourishing space with a special focus on accessibility for people with disabilities.
May 04, 2018
What happens once we decide a child is a criminal? How are people living with disabilities able to serve the church? Is eviction a cause of poverty—or a condition of it? You’ll find articles that speak to these questions and more in this month’s Mercy & Justice Round-Up.
April 12, 2018
Detra is a preacher’s daughter who moved from Arkansas to NYC to escape an abusive husband and then became homeless. She shares the story of how God used the New York City Rescue Mission to show her she can be real with her pain and walk in the freedom of who God created her to be.
April 05, 2018
Is affordable housing in NYC affordable for locals? What is it like to be a child in a food-insecure home? Do Christians see the formerly incarcerated as people who reflect God’s image? You’ll find articles that speak to these questions and more in this installment of our Monthly Mercy & Justice Round-Up.
March 29, 2018
Because of the resurrection, the faithful can “glory in their suffering,” knowing it produces character, hope, and victory in Christ. I get to see this everyday in my Flatbush neighborhood, where hope and suffering collide into perseverance everyday.