The Building the Beloved Community initiative is being organized by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), in partnership with Union Theological Seminary and the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing.
The FHJC is a nonprofit, civil rights organization dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination; promoting policies and programs that foster more open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthening enforcement of fair housing laws in the New York City region.
Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in the City of New York is a seminary and a graduate school of theology established in 1836 by founders “deeply impressed by the claims of the world upon the church.” Union prepares women and men for committed lives of service to the church, academy, and society.
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing (IAHH) is a coalition of religious organizations and individuals working with and on behalf of homeless, poorly housed, and at-risk individuals. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, The Assembly was founded in 1986 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
Watch a video message from the President of the FHJC, Robert Martin, about his experience of the beloved community and the importance of this initiative.