Become part of our
shared story of
justice seeking

Get to know how Faith in New York began.

Change in your community
is possible

We believe that powerful relationships drive our work.

Through our relationships - with YOU, with clergy, congregants, and community members and groups -
we can change policy, build power, listen deeply to each other, and bring forth the divine.

OUR MISSION

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.

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OUR VISION

To build the Beloved City here in New York City by bringing together a multi-faith, multi-issue, multi-neighborhood base of members who ensure that New York City remains a place of sanctuary for all, regardless of race, class, age, or other identity.

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OUR STORY AND YOU

2004

Queens Congregations United for Action is founded (Hereafter, QCUA)

2012

QCUA members came together in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to advocate for citywide policies that would rebuild Sandy-affected areas for residents who were most directly impacted - particularly low-income New Yorkers and people of color.

2013

In March 2013, QCUA's core clergy leadership voted to transition into a citywide structure that brought together people of faith who desired equity and justice in order to engage in interlinked issues like affordable housing and gentrification, good jobs and a just economy, mass incarceration and police brutality, immigration reform, and voting rights.

Clergy adopted the name "Faith in New York" for this new citywide organization.

2024

YOU became a member of I am Faith in New York. 

Through training and community organizing, you continue to build the beloved city by doing justice and loving mercy.

We are with you every step of the way.

Together we can realize your dream of a beloved community

Do you believe that prophetic change happens when people of faith come together 
in teams in our houses of worship to dream, discern, learn, and act together?

We do.

Get Equipped to Create Change

Cultivate organizing and advocacy skills
to help you create safer and better
cared for communities.

Invest to Build the Beloved City

You imagine a city that responds to the needs
of our most vulnerable communities.

We want to partner with you to help build
such a city through advocacy and mutual aid.