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Responding to the Emanuel AME shooting

      Last week, a white shooter killed nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, in a hate-based, racially motivated crime. Here are four ways you can respond with action this week. St. Lydia’s will be engaged in following and supporting the work of Faith In New York as actions are developed, and as […]

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Planet Earth Happy Hour, June 17

  Planet Earth Happy Hour Wednesday, June 17 6:30-8:30 St. Lydia’s — 304 Bond Street, Brooklyn Climate change is a big problem, but tackling any problem is more fun and less daunting in community.  Stop by for a drink, meet other people who care about climate change, and learn about things you can do through […]

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St. Lydia’s is only around because of you. Your voice, leadership, and contributions make it what it is. This Spring, we’re making it easy to help keep the wheels turning at 304 Bond street, through micro tasks! Here’s how it works: 1. Find this green box: Take a card, write your name, and record the […]

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Mass Incarceration Teach In With Concord Baptist

From 1980 to 2008, the number of people incarcerated in America quadrupled-from roughly 500,000 to 2.3 million people   Today, the US is 5% of the World population and has 25% of world prisoners   African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites   5 times as many Whites are using […]

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Holy Week and Easter at St. Lydia’s

        As we move steadily toward the heart of the Christian year, plan to observe  of Holy Week and Easter at St. Lydia’s. All the details you need are right here. All services take place at 304 Bond Street, Brooklyn Would you like to help organize, carry out, or lead any of […]

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Palm Burning Party and Ash Wednesday Service

Palm Burning Party Let’s set fire to last year’s palms, make some ashes, eat some pancakes, drink some drinks, and celebrate the last day before Lent. please bring beer or other beverages to share. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:00 pm 304 Bond Street, Brooklyn     Ash Wednesday Service Ash Wednesday is a day in […]

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January “Just Reading” Circle: Structures of Racial Injustice

    In her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander invokes the metaphor of a birdcage to describe the structural racism that plagues our country.  She writes, “If one thinks about racism by examining only one wire of the cage, or one form of disadvantage, it is […]

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Christmas Pageant Parade on Christmas Eve

Come celebrate Christmas! 5:30 pm 304 Bond Street December 24, 2014 We’ll have a simple service with communion, a walk around the block singing carols, then cider and treats.  Bring a pageant costume if you like, or borrow one of ours. 

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Four Action Steps to Begin to Dismantle Racial Injustice

    This year we have witnessed the deaths of Eric Garner in Staten Island, of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and of Akai Gurley in East New York.  All three were black men.  All three were killed by police.  We have seen two of the three police officers involved not indicted for their actions.   […]

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Black Owned Businesses: Supporting African American Economic Empowerment this Christmas

        Economic empowerment is a key to the thriving of any community.  However, a legacy of injustice and discrimination in our country has often denied and withheld economic opportunity to people of color, especially African Americans.  The choices we make about how and where we spend our money have the opportunity to […]

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