Grace Church is 

Working for Social Justice 

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression.

Isaiah 1:17

Social Justice and Reconciliation Resources

Grace Forum – Community Centered Conversations

 

On February 27th, Grace Church Brooklyn Heights hosted Rev. Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin for our Grace Forum. Rev. Johnson-Peterkin is an ordained minister in the United Missionary Baptist Church (UMBC). She also works as the Chief of Housing and Community Activities for the New York City Housing Authority, reunifying formerly incarcerated people with their families.

 

Social Justice & Reconciliation Fall 2021 Discussion Group

 

With the increased news coverage calling for the closure of Rikers Island, our Social Justice and Reconciliation Ministry will begin a journey exploring the current conditions at the detention complex. Taking an historical approach, we’ll compare the concerns raised fifty years ago by inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility before the 1971 prison uprising. We’ll examine the broader implications for better policing and criminal justice reform. The materials are available here. Please be advised that the content includes graphic images and accounts of violence. We will gather in December for conversation and discussion. To join or for more information, please email Rev. Leandra Lisa Lambert at llambert@gracebrooklyn.org.

Sermon for Ahmaud Arbery (May 10, 2020), The Rev. Deacon Catherine Wieczorek

To find the link to the Sermon for Ahmaud Arbery, click here.

“13th Documentary”

Award-winning documentary by Ava Duvernay. An excellent and accessible overview of the U.S. justice system and the legacy of slavery and racism beginning with the adoption of the 13th Amendment. You can watch it here.

Making Donations to Small Businesses In Need During COVID-19

You can donate to small businesses here.

Support Neighborhood Businesses, it’s the Brooklyn Way!

To support neighborhood businesses click here.

Give us a blessing

“Reading for Righteousness” Summer Reading List

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To find the “Reading for Righteousness” summer reading list, click here.

For the “2019 Recommended Summer Reading List,” click here.

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