2014 NY Assembly Site Visit - SOUTH BRONX CHURCHES

July 15, 2014

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On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass delivered this speech in Rochester, NY.

The speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" is one of Douglass’ most iconic and thought-provoking presentations and remains a source of critical conversation in our country today....

As the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Urban Caucus reflects on the 40th anniversary of our founding, we realize how much of the work that called us to “Seek the Welfare of the City…” has been left unaccomplished.

As people of faith and members of the Episcopal Urba...

April 9, 2020

Since deciding to postpone the 2020 Assembly, the Episcopal Urban Caucus Board of Directors has continued to engage in deep conversations with the Memphis area planning committee and the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee. 

Our current pla...

March 18, 2020


We are writing to tell you that the board of directors of the Episcopal Urban Caucus, like all other civic, secular and religious organizations is postponing our 2020 Assembly.

We do this in an abundance of caution and regard fo...

February 16, 2019

The Episcopal Urban Caucus had its beginnings over 40 years ago when a group of urban bishops became concerned over the growing issues – social and economic - of urban parishes. They concluded that this was not something that could be “fixed” in the short term and so c...

July 15, 2014

South Bronx Churches was founded in 1987 by congregations of different faith traditions to provide a power base for the South Bronx to affect social change.


Since its founding, SBC has developed into a large and diverse collective of capable community leaders who are a...

July 15, 2014


The Episcopal Church of Our Savior has served the Lower East Side for more than forty years. It seeks to bring the love of God in Christ through its pastoral programs and various ministries and outreach programs. In addition to its worship and pastoral services, it in...

July 14, 2014

[Byron Rushing’s Keynote Address at the 2014 Episcopal Urban Caucus ASSEMBLY]

To download a PDF of this keynote address, click here.


O holy city, seen of John,
Where Christ the Lamb, doth reign,
Within whose foursquare walls shall come
No night, nor need, nor pain,

July 14, 2014



That the 34th Assembly of the Episcopal Urban Caucus meeting in New York from

February 19 – February 22, 2014, calls upon dioceses and other judicatories to support efforts that urge the elimination of “Stand Your Ground: laws.



July 14, 2014


That the  Episcopal Urban Caucus, at its meeting in February 2014 calls on the Church to examine its prejudices about Latino/as including Latin American Indigenous peoples and to come up with new ways to address those prejudices in order to...

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