When Work Feels Fruitless


By: Leah Hollingsworth My primary work is as a mother. I have several advanced degrees and I spend hours sitting on the floor, wiping runny noses, or standing in the kitchen, washing dishes. Many days, it seems like everything that I do backfires. It is easy to feel like what I’m doing is a waste of my time and education. I know that raising kids is about delayed gratificatio...

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Open Hands: Breaking down barriers to success

Open Hands
Legal Services

What started as an idea envisioned in a living room at a CFW Legal Fellowship meeting is now a full-fledged non-profit in its 10th year of providing free legal services to low-income and homeless New Yorkers. Founded in 2009 by a group of Christian attorneys, Open Hands Legal Services uses “the law as a powerful anti-poverty tool,” says Board Member and Treasurer Jonathan ...

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Gotham Reflections: Jon Lee

Jon Lee

Jon Lee Gotham Fellow G19 I’ll be honest, New York City was the last place in which I thought I’d end up. I grew up in the suburbs where it is quiet and slow. My first impressions of the city were that it was noisy, crowded, and smelly. For someone working in the biotechnology field, there aren’t that many jobs available in the city. I thought I would find a job ...

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Turning Toward Love

A Conversation 
with Amy Julia
Andy Crouch

On Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m., join Amy Julia Becker, author of White Picket Fences, as she talks with Andy Crouch, author of Strong and Weak, about what she’s learned about privilege as the mother of a child with special needs. The conversation invites us to respond to privilege with generosity, humility, and hope, and opens us up to questions we are afraid to ask, s...

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Son of Cloud Album Release Show

Son of

Album Release

Please join us this Saturday, March 24 at the Quaker Meeting House of Brooklyn to celebrate the release of an album 10 years in the making. Son of Cloud, a new project from CFW Staff member and Mason Jar Music founder Jonathan Seale, will perform a set of original music featuring a full band, interactive light sculpture, and immersive mobile app experience. Virtuoso ...

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Songs from the Spirit


At the Met

Silas Farley, a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet and a member of Redeemer West Side, has choreographed a world premier commission ballet for The Metropolitan Museum of Art called, "Songs From The Spirit."  The ballet is set to African-American spirituals and recordings of newly written songs by currently incarcerated or recently r...

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