September 14, 2015 under Image Gallery

FPWA Launches Second Faith and Justice Fellows Cohort

FPWA proudly launched their second annual Faith and Justice Fellowship Program on Monday, September 14, 2015 at a welcome breakfast at the organization’s headquarters.

Ten fellows were selected for the year-long program, which is run in collaboration with the New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). The 2015-2016 cohort encompasses a diverse group of faith leaders from across New York City. The fellows represent traditional churches, a non-profit ministry focused on reentry, and member agencies of the FPWA. Many of the fellows have participated in the various programs FPWA offers. The complete list of fellows is:

  • ·         Rev. Kim Anderson ·         Rev. Lisa Jenkins
    ·         Rev. Yolanda Brown ·         Rev. Mark Kellar
    ·         Rev. Phillip Craig ·         Rev. Chris Lawrence
    ·         Rev. Hector Custodio ·         Ms. Nilza Oyola
    ·         Rev. Andrea Hargett ·         Rev. Nigel Pearce

“We created this fellowship because we want to support faith leaders who’ve already taken steps to be agents of change in their communities,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of FWPA. “All of our new fellows have already had profound impacts on the communities in which they lead, and it is our hope that the program will help them further expand their skills. I am thrilled to welcome the new cohort and look forward to working with each new fellow over the next year.”

The program, which is run in collaboration with the New York Theological Seminary (NYTS), aims to provide qualified faith leaders with an enhanced set of tools that will enable them to be more effective advocates on behalf of those most in need and to help promote New York City as a place of equal opportunity for all.


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