Becky Garrison on Trinity Wall Street

A new piece on Killing the Buddha raises questions about Trinity’s role and about its Rector, Jim Cooper

Put just about any priest in charge of Trinity Church, a historic Episcopal Church in Lower Manhattan with a net worth of approximately $1 billion due to their holdings as Trinity Real Estate; add to this mixture access to international religious and business leaders, a clergy compensation package valued at $1.3 million in 2010, and the relatively new purchase of a four-floor, $5.5 million-dollar townhouse in Soho to serve as the rectory; this elixir will transform most souls from holy to heretical.

Garrison refers to a Village Voice article on Trinity and Cooper entitled “More Money than God.” The author of the Village Voice piece, Nick Pinto, goes into detail on conflicts between Cooper and Trinity’s vestry.

Previous posts on Trinity: here, here, and here.

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