b'Like so many across our city and the globe, I was devastated by the destruction of Middle Collegiate Church. The history of this church is extraordinary but isnt truly lostnor is its purpose. Because Middle Collegiate Church is driven by the people, and the people rise up. Middle Collegiate Church is rising to dismantle systems of oppression and injustice; to advance revolutionary love through revolutionary activism; to support both the New York and the global community; to reach people, wherever they are, spiritually and physically; to honor the 120 years of its history and build the next 120 years of its future. - Jumaane Williams NYC Public AdvocatePhoto credit: Dean Moses/amNewYork Metro THE FIRE5'