Community Events & Workshops

Community Events & Workshops

A series of leadership development trainings and workshops throughout the year will provide participants with skills and knowledge to be more effective agents of change. Participants will explore the spiritual aspects of social change work, receive training in various community organizing and activist skills, and share their experiences with one another and with the community.

Other community events throughout the year will offer opportunities to learn in-depth about some of the most pressing political and social justice issues, including immigrants rights, sanctuary, human rights in Israel, racial justice, and environmental justice. Many of these events will be coordinated and sponsored by BJ’s existing social action and social justice groups.

In addition, we are organizing several opportunities to hear from faith leaders who understand their activism as an expression of their religious leadership, and to be inspired by their work.


Upcoming Community Events & Workshops

BJ/SPSA Racial Justice Task Force

Monday, April 23 | 7:00PM | BJ Middle Room

Learn about issues of housing discrimination in New York.

Explore how we, as religious communities, can help advance fair housing.

After an intensive exploratory process, the joint BJ/SPSA racial justice task force has decided to partner in advocacy work with the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a nonprofit, civil rights organization dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination. We will be working with them to develop a new program aimed at harnessing the power of religious communities and faith-based organizations to advance fair housing in the New York City region.

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On Being Podcast Recording with Krista Tippett

Tuesday, June 12 | 7:00PM | BJ Sanctuary

Join us for a live recording of On Being with Krista Tippett—the podcast that opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We will explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives. Read more »