New York Faith & Justice

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16 E. 16th St.6th floor
6th floor
New York City
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Mission and Purpose

New York Faith and Justice (NYFJ)'s stated mission is to create "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."[1]

Origins and Development 

Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding

New York Faith and Justice (NYFJ) is made up of churches, organizations, and individuals committed to ending poverty in New York through education and direct advocacy.[2]

Specializations, Methods and Tools

Major Projects and Events

NYFJ’s Legacy Project “Pressing for Food Justice to Press Against Diabetes” aimed to educate and activate the Black and Latino communities from diverse faiths in Harlem and the South Bronx regarding food disparity, and to collaborate on advocacy efforts to address food deserts in New York City through local government policies.[3] 

Analysis and Lessons Learned


See Also


[1] "The Mission," 

[2] "About Us," 

[3] "New York Faith and Justice," 

External Links

Official website: 


Lead image: NY Faith and Justice/Facebook,

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