Theologically Progressive New York Church to Donate One-Tenth of Its Budget to Help With Housing and Anti-Racism Programs

A vigil is held at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City. | Alison Lee

A theologically progressive congregation in New York has decided to donate around a tenth of its budget to help with housing and anti-racism programs, which the church views as being an act of reparations.

Middle Collegiate Church, a New York City-based congregation that’s co-affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Reformed Church in America and has approximately 1,600 members, will give $200,000 for the upcoming fiscal year.