The Armed Man charts the growing menace of a descent into war, interspersed with moments of reflection; shows the horrors that war brings; and ends with the hope for peace in a new millennium, when "sorrow, pain and death can be overcome". The text includes words from religious and historical sources, including the Islamic call to prayer, the Bible (e.g. the Psalms and Revelation), and the Mahabharata. Writers whose words appear in the work include Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Sankichi Toge, who survived the Hiroshima bombing. Myers Park United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and instrumentalists will perform.
Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.
Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.
All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at email@example.com or 212-870-6833.
Now more than ever, people of all faiths must stand together in support of justice and tolerance. As we approach Passover and Easter, The Riverside Church is joining with Jewish Theological Seminary, and other local partners in an interfaith march to make a powerful statement affirming the dignity of all people and the essential values of tolerance, racial justice, and welcoming the stranger. All those who support welcoming the stranger and promoting racial justice and religious tolerance are welcome.
The march will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 12:00–2:40 p.m. It begins at JTS at (3080 Broadway at 122nd Street) and ends at the National Black Theatre (Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets).
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence sermon in an evening with Michelle Alexander and Ruby Sales, voices of the past and future of the Civil Rights Movement. Written by Dr. Vincent Harding, and delivered at The Riverside Church exactly one year to the day before Dr. King's assassination, Beyond Vietnam is a moral agenda for America to address issues of racial justice, poverty, and war. Dr. King and Harding's prophetic and prescient words are as urgently needed today as when they were first delivered. The evening is co-hosted by The Riverside Church, Iliff School of Theology, Veterans of Hope and Union Theological Seminary.
Stay at the Aloft Harlem
A block of rooms is reserved at the Aloft Harlem for out of town guests.
Cost: $190 plus tax
Deadline: March 19, 2017
Join Rev. Al Sharpton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan for a service against hate on the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This service will take place at 3:00 PM in the Nave of The Riverside Church.
For more information call 1-877-626-4651.
Riverside is joining American Baptist Churches in Metropolitan New York (ABCMNY) in their year-long commitment to support youth and adults who are most impacted by the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In 2014, the lead levels in Flint’s water supply measured ten times higher than the safe level determined by the EPA. As late as Jan 2017, residents were cautioned to filter faucets and drink bottled water. Many children and seniors show signs of irreparable lead poisoning. The long-term impact of this is unfathomable.
Water means life for all of us. Riverside believes that all people are deserving of clear, safe water. Many residents cannot afford to buy the amount of water needed for daily life. Your contribution to “Flint Water” will support life and health for sons and daughters, parents and grandparents in Flint who need our help. Help us meet and exceed our goal of $10,000 during the month of March!
Give online: Select "Other" from the designation line and type in "Flint Water."
Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) host their second annual MLK Now at Riverside. MLK Now is a special MLK Day event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and explore how his message and vision continue to resonate in today's racial, social and political landscape. Taking place at Riverside - where Dr. King gave his famous 1967 speech, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" - the event will feature historic speeches performed by some of today's leading actors and artists. MLK Now 2017 will also include special live music performances and conversations.
If you can't make it to the event, it will be livestreamed - details forthcoming. Presenting and supporting partners for this year's event include PICO National Network, sankofa.org, Magnolia Pictures, Black Lives Matter, Dream Defenders, Color of Change, and ARRAY.
Partner with the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council on MLK weekend (1/13 - 1/15) and take 3 steps to share these resources that dignify the humanity of all New Yorkers:
1. Today, you can sign up for a resource toolkit you can share during your worship service. Agency resources will help your house of worship to:
Promote Immigrant Inclusion
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Reframe Religious Freedom to Include all Faith Perspectives
City Commission of Human Rights
Destigmatize Mental Health and Connect New Yorkers to Resources
2. On 1/13 - 1/15, you can share your resource toolkit at your worship service and connect with other faith leaders on social media by including #NowIsTheTimeNYC on any Facebook, Twitter or Instagram post.
3. Join us at Riverside Church on 1/15 at 6pm for an interfaith MLK service or watch live: