This issue of A Public Witness will take you to church in the wake of recent news about gun violence protests out of Tennessee to hear how a couple of ministers see the good news of the resurrection giving us a message for the here
In episode 78 of Dangerous Dogma, Adriene Thorne, the new senior pastor at the Riverside Church in New York City, talks about pastoring at this historic congregation. She also discusses becoming the first African American woman to lead Riverside and the challenges that churches face today.
In episode 50 of Dangerous Dogma, Michael Livingston, interim senior minister at Riverside Church in New York City, talks about the history of Riverside and what it has been like to lead that congregation. He also discusses his time with Interfaith Worker Justice and the
As this year’s Pentecost celebration approaches for congregations, the Spirit arrives as a yearlong pandemic hopefully draws towards an end. But emerging from the pandemic can be even more complicated and controversial for churches than their first responses to it.
This month, the governing council of Riverside Church in Manhattan refused to renew Dr. Amy K. Butler’s contract, shocking the 1,750-member congregation. The decision followed a series of charges and countercharges over sexual harassment, sexual mores, culture, and hypocrisy.