Riverside Church

Riverside Church

The Riverside Church in the City of New York is an interdenominational American Baptist and United Church of Christ church in New York City, famous for its elaborate Neo-Gothic architecture and its history of social justice. It was described by The New York Times in 2008 as "a stronghold of activism and political debate throughout its 75-year history ... influential on the nation’s religious and political landscapes." It has been a focal point of global and national activism since its inception.

The church was conceived by John D. Rockefeller and Harry Emerson Fosdick as a large, interdenominational church in a neighborhood important to the city, open to all who profess faith in Christ. Its congregation includes more than forty ethnic groups. As of 2007, the church had a $14 million annual operating budget and a paid staff of 130.

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Riverside Shakespeare Company - Early Years - Twelfth Night At Riverside Church
... and Ted Polites, staged in the round (with audiences on four sides) in the lower chamber of Riverside Church in Manhattan ... a Shakespearean sonnet by the pastor of Riverside Church, fellow Bardophile, Rev ...
Virgil Fox - Riverside Church
... He then served as organist at the famed Riverside Church in New York City, from 1946 to 1965 ... His extemporaneous hymn accompaniments at Riverside's Sunday services and concert performances were widely acclaimed ... In 1965, Fox resigned to devote himself to performing full-time and was succeeded at Riverside Church by Frederick Swann ...
Riverside Church - Artwork
... In the Riverside Church hang three paintings by Heinrich Hofmann which were purchased by John D ... Several sculptures like these adorn the church Christ in Gethsemane, by Heinrich Hofmann ...
Miguel Piñero - Short Eyes
... and due to his review in the New York Times, the director of the Theater at Riverside Church wanted Piñero to put it up at his place ... In 1974, the play was presented at Riverside Church in Manhattan ... It went from Riverside Church, then to The Public Theater, eventually to Vivian Beaumont Theatre ...
James A. Forbes - Career
... After being called as senior minister by Riverside Church, he became an adjunct professor ... June 1, 1989, Forbes was installed as the fifth Senior Minister of the Riverside Church, succeeding the Rev ... The church stands on the border of the Morningside Heights and Harlem neighborhoods, and serves an interdenominational congregation ...

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