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Council of Churches of the City of New York

Mission Statement

A key effort of the Council is in the raising of critical issues in the public square with and on behalf of its churches and members. The Council coordinates meetings with city and state officials on such subjects as homelessness, low-cost housing, poverty, welfare programs and policing in the community. It also provides round tables engaging with corporate, non-profit and political leaders around a public vision for the city which also develops an infrastructure for preparing public policy position papers.

Drew University

Mission Statement

Drew University’s mission is to offer its diverse community of learners a challenging and individualized education shaped by a deep-rooted culture of mentoring, thoughtful engagement with the world beyond its campus, and a steadfast commitment to lifelong cultivation of the whole person. Through its distinctive emphasis on the reciprocity of knowledge, experience, and service, Drew prepares its students to flourish both personally and professionally as they add to the world’s good by responding to the urgent challenges of our time with rigorous, independent, and imaginative thought.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

Mission Statement

Emmanuel Church is a community of believers, centered in the Morningside Heights area of New York. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church who warmly welcome people from all church backgrounds and none. Committed to the historic Christian faith as summarized in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds and rekindled by the Protestant Reformation. We call ourselves “Emmanuel” (“God with us”) because we believe that Jesus has brought God near to us. God’s nearness brings life to all that we do—to our worship, our friendships, our families, our thought life, our studies, and our work. We embrace Emmanuel’s love for the city and seek to share his beauty, truth, and goodness with the diverse communities where we live and work.

Environmental Grantmakers Association

Mission Statement

EGA works with members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration, and catalyzing action.

Episcopal Church Foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Episcopal Church Foundation is to strengthen the strategic, leadership, and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and related organizations to pursue their mission and ministry.

Foundation for Child Development

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to harness the power of research to ensure that all young children benefit from early learning experiences that affirm their individual, family, and community assets, fortify them against harmful consequences arising from economic instability and social exclusion and that strengthen their developmental potential.

Graymoor Ecumenical Institute

Mission Statement

Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute fulfills its mission by:
Study and Research
in the ecumenical and interreligious movements through writing, workshops and participation in dialogues between and among the churches as well as with different faith communities at the local and national level.

Resources for Others by offering personal expertise on ecumenical and interreligious matters; making staff available upon request for lectures and short courses; offering information to news media, researchers and all who come to this website.

Publications of the journal, Ecumenical Trends; publication and distribution of resource materials for the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Co-Sponsorship of the biennial Northeast Ecumenical Institute at Graymoor; faculty participation in an annual summer course which introduces students to ecumenical and interreligious movements, presented at the Centro Pro Unione in Rome.

Memberships in the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, the North American Academy of Ecumenists, The Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network, and the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, among other networks.

Interfaith Center of New York

Mission Statement

The Interfaith Center of New York seeks to make New York City and the world safe for religious difference by increasing respect and mutual understanding among people of different faith, ethnic, and cultural traditions and by fostering cooperation among religious communities and civic organizations to solve common social problems.

International Education & Resource Network

Mission Statement

iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

Japan Center for International Exchange

Mission Statement

The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) deepens international cooperation and strengthens the underpinnings of US-Japan relations. It does this by sponsoring exchanges for legislators and opinion leaders, building ties among nonprofit organizations, and organizing policy dialogues that bring together leaders from different walks of life to explore how the United States, Japan, and other countries can cooperate in tackling complex global challenges and create a more peaceful, open, and sustainable world.

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