Resistance & Solidarity Opportunities

Resistance and Solidarity can come in a variety of forms,
but it starts with a willingness to act with fierce compassion and love.

The Church of the Village is committed to connecting members and friends with opportunities for local and national engagement.

NYC Community Engagement

Social Justice Advocacy & Activism in NYC

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

For more than 20 years, the Council on American Islamic Relations has fought for the civil rights of American Muslims.  The New York chapter is one of the busiest and most dynamic of CAIR’s thirty nationwide affiliates, defending, representing, and educating over one million Muslims in the New York area. Sign up to volunteer with them here.

Faith in New York

Part of PICO, this organization serves to activate the voices of New Yorkers of faith by building, training, and supporting grassroots congregational-based teams of congregants across the city who identify, advocate, and organize New Yorkers around issues, policies, and elections that affect our communities, neighborhoods, and city.

Immigration Task Force (New York Annual Conference-UMC)

Church of the Village is a part of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and we have a local Immigration Task Force. The Task Force helps congregations to engage in ministry with immigrants and advocates for just immigration reform. Join with other Methodists here

Justice for Our Neighbors

JFON is a United Methodist Immigration Ministry that advocates for immigration laws that are just, humane and righteous. It is a national organization with a local focus on welcoming immigrants with compassion, dignity and love. Sign up as a volunteer for one of their clinics in Manhattan or Brooklyn here.

New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth

New Alternatives provides case management, community organizing, life skills groups, community-building recreational activities, and, in the long-term, supports employment opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Learn more about how to help this cause here.

New York Cares

Find the volunteer opportunity that works best for you and suits your gifts and passions. Learn more here.

New York Immigration Coalition

NYIC serves to unite immigrants, members & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. You can join their calls to action, attend relevant events, become a member of the coalition or donate here.

Picture the Homeless 

is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people, and organizing for social justice around issues like housing, police violence, and the shelter-industrial complex. Their work is focused on Civil Rights, Housing, and Education & Training. Learn more about getting involved here

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

SURJ, through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. Connect with the New York Chapter here

Resisting ICE Deportations & Solidarity with Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors

The Church of the Village is proud to share the information below from our friends at the National Immigration Law Center and the National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Click here to learn more.

American Civil Liberties Union: Immigrant Rights

The Church of the Village stands in solidarity with immigrants and refugees. We are proud to share the ACLU’s “Know Your Rights” page  here you can find information sheets and videos in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Spanish, Chinese, and several other languages. 

Online Advocacy

Sign up to participate in online campaigns.

MPower Change is a grassroots movement of diverse Muslim communities working together to build social, spiritual, racial, and economic justice for all people. Get informed and engaged!

People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) is a national network of faith-based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities. 

Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. The organization moves decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Groundswell is an online social action platform powered by Auburn Theological Seminary.We provide a digital platform for the multifaith movement for justice to take strategic social action to stand for racial and religious dignity, end human trafficking, embrace full LGBTQ dignity and equality, call for a moral economy, get money out of politics, prevent religious extremists from hijacking our faiths, and much more.


Don't see your favorite organization here?

 Want to engage these opportunities for service with other members of COTV?

Contact Pastor Elyse.