COTV Social Justice Ministry

Social justice is not just an “add-on” ministry at the Church of the Village. It is integral to everything we do and is an important part of worship every Sunday in the music, prayers, preaching, and liturgy.  It is incorporated in our outreach and in our small groups.  As a congregation, we endeavor to pray with our feet in promoting, among others:

  • struggles for racial justice and against white supremacy

  • solidarity with undocumented immigrants

  • LGBTQ liberation

  • women’s liberation

  • stewardship of the earth

  • economic justice, including the eradication of poverty

- The Church of the Village works in partnership with Black & Pink NYC in a writing letters to incarcerated LGBT and HIV-positive persons. Participation in letter-writing is possible 100% from home! Members who have relocated outside the NYC area are also encouraged to participate. See the Black and Pink section below for more details.  

- During these uncertain political conditions, many demonstrations are needed on short term and advance notice.  The Church of the Village will announce local marches and meeting points, and provide signs / materials for COTV community members to demonstrate together

- For more information on social justice ministry, contact our coordinator, Sarah Witman.


COTV Social Justice Ministry
in partnership with Black and Pink

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The Church of the Village Social Justice Ministry partners with the New York chapter of Black & Pink to do joint work in support of LGBTQ and/or HIV positive prisoners. 

Please Note: Orientations are now held on the second Monday of every month 6:30-8:30 at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project at 147 W 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. Orientations introduce newcomers to prisoner support and the prison abolition work of Black and Pink. Attendees have the opportunity to register with Black and Pink’s pen pal program. 
          For more information, contact Isaiah DuPree of COTV's Social Justice Ministry. You can also visit