Jonathan Walton is Intervarsity's New York City Urban Project Director. Jonathan has worked to call students and volunteers to put their faith into concrete, sustainable action for the last 7 years, first as a member of World Vision's Speaker's Bureau and now as Director of InterVarsity's NYCUP. He is also the author of three books of poetry and short stories. The latest, "Legal: The First 21-Years" is available at all booksellers.
Walton is available to speak on a variety of topics, not limited to but including:
The Gospel of Jesus Christ, the arts and faith, "hard questions about God", justice and poverty, creative activism and strategic development.
Presently, he lives with his wife Priscilla in Jackson Heights and looks forward to making Queens as much like Brodnax, Virginia as possible.
Walton is also available to teach poetry workshops and guest lecture at every level (references available upon request).
After much prayer and consideration, Walton has made a 20-year commitment to His service to God and those who have yet to know Him.
Hey Everybody! LOGOFF needs your help. I’m tired of hearing about factories collapsing on innocent people. I’m tired of hearing about food that’s illegal in other countries being perfectly fine in the US. I’m so tired of people emailing me and saying “where can we get fair trade stuff in North Carolina?” and it’s so [...]Read More
“The revolution that has swept the food industry is expanding to retail: origins matter,” says the New York Times. What would it look like for people to finally rise up and demand that things be different. Click here to read this article and share it far and wide! Let’s make something happen! Would [...]Read More
5000+ people have come to NYCUP Spring Break, Summer Immersion, Feed 500 and other workshops and worship nights where we’ve called students and volunteers to faith in Christ and action compelled by the Love of God! After the Price of Life NYC we need to double that! What would it look like for 10,000 [...]Read More
What’s up with NYCUP this week? We’re coming to Columbia University and Barnard College with 3 GREAT EVENTS! THURSDAY: St. Paul’s Chapel @ 7:30pm What does Jesus have to say about rape, violence, modern-day slavery and other injustices? Jonathan Walton answers that question at Columbia University! FRIDAY: GOOD Friday Prayer & Worship @ [...]Read More
“Girl Be Heard creates a world for young women to find strength, realize their potential, and rise above their circumstances and society’s expectations of them. And InterVarsity at Columbia, the Price of Life-NYC and the New York City Urban Project aim to help them! The fight against sex-trafficking and exploitation is a real one [...]Read More
What if Baruch University used only Local, Green and Organic food in all of its food for students and faculty? What if their jerseys, books, pens, pencils, and every product was Fair and Free – made by people who were paid fair wages and not exploited? What if every person on-staff was paid a living [...]Read More
Hey Everybody! 30 people have signed up in the last 24 hours but I’m not sure if you’ve claimed your spot! We are taking over the Bowery Mission’s 115th Street Shelter and transform this bare building into a place for healing and restoration. We are partnering with Mont Lawn City Camp to set up [...]Read More
The Bowery Mission is opening up a new men’s shelter in East Harlem and we’re going to help them get the building ready! The Bowery is also opening up new programs for kids in the South Bronx and we’re helping out with them too! March is going to be an amazing month and you’re [...]Read More