“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor… They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory. They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastation; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.” – Isaiah 61:1-4
NY Faith & Justice envisions a city where New Yorkers and their communities are released from the oppression of poverty and the poverty of riches. We work for a day when rich and poor follow Jesus’ call to live into their need one for the other. We envision the church drawn together and ignited by the vision of Isaiah 61, where practiced justice grows our faith and practiced faith builds a just city. And we envision a New York where resources are shared and just policies are practiced because God’s people are no longer dependent on the dollar – they are oaks of righteousness – dependent on God alone.