A congregation's call to action

The congregation of an Episcopal church has come together to formulate a call to action against social injustice, seeking to alleviate the fear, ignorance, greed, and willful discrimination that hurt so many in society today. This call will be interpreted and collectively addressed at each location around the circle, according to the capacity, interests, and situation of each location and its community. Read the complete call to action here

The congregation’s call to action is being sent by St. Philip’s Church in Harlem, the oldest black Episcopal parish in New York City and the second oldest in the country, founded in 1809 by free Africans.

Follow the responses to the call to action below.


march 2017 - A congregations call to action at PEt Resources

814 Westchester Ave, South Bronx / ②⑤ to Prospect Ave / Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am—5pm / Daily programs

In March Pet Resources will be taking action to inform their local community about their rights if stopped or arrested by the police. Visit the store to get information and talk with staff, and participate in public discussions each Sunday afternoon with the pet store staff, customers, community members and invited special guests. 

 

April - a CONGREGATIONS CALL TO ACTION At Frank Sinatra School for the Arts

35-12 35th Ave, Astoria / ⒺⓂⓇ to Steinway St / ⓃⓌ to 36 Ave / Daily programs

Throughout April staff and students from Frank Sinatra High School will be discussing and responding to the Congregation's Call to Action sent by St. Philip’s Church in Harlem. More details and documentation will be posted here over the month or follow us @circleNY for live updates.

may - A CONGREGATIONS CALL TO ACTION at Jus Broadcasting

36-01 36th Ave, Floor 4, Astoria / ⒺⓂⓇ to Steinway St / ⓃⓌ to 36 Ave  / Daily Programs

Throughout May the Congregation's Call to Action sent by St. Philip’s Church in Harlem will be interpreted as subject matter for several of JUS Broadcasting's shows, encouraging both audience and staff to take action on issues of particular importance to their communities. See the calendar to attend a live filming event. More details and documentation will be posted here over the month or follow us @circleNY for live updates.

june - A CONGREGATIONS CALL TO ACTION at the institute for the ancient world

15 East 84th St, Upper East Side / ④⑤⑥ to 86 St / Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-6pm, Fri 11am—8pm. Free guided tour every Fri at 6pm / Daily programs

In June, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is responding to a call to action written by members of the congregation at St. Philip's Church. With a mission to study the religious, political, economic, and cultural connections between ancient civilizations, ISAW demonstrates how scholarship can transcend borders of time and space to provide insight on our interconnectedness. Visit ISAW to participate in an interactive map installation and explore the global connections we experience as residents and visitors in New York City.

july - A CONGREGATIONS CALL TO ACTION AT THE guggenheim museum

1071 Fifth Ave, Upper East Side / ④⑤⑥ to 86 St / Hours: Fri-Wed 10am—5:45pm, Sat 10am—7:45pm / Daily programs

Documentation coming soon

August - A CONGREGATIONS CALL TO ACTION Returns to St. Philip's Church

204 West 134th St, Harlem / ②③ⒷⒸ to 135 St / Hours: Fri and Sat 2pm—7pm, Sun 10am—5pm / Daily programs

The call to action that went out to all the participating venues of . . .circle through New York will come home to St. Philip's where the congregation will stage an exhibition of all of the responses.