Justice for All: A Statewide Call to Prayer and Action
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As we enter a new year, the need for people of faith and conscience to unite for justice is as great as ever.
Nationally, we face an incoming administration poised to roll back worker protections, access to healthcare, environmental regulations, safety net programs, and the rights of immigrants and minorities. Here in New York, our state remains the most unequal in the country, with more than 3 million people living in poverty - including 1 in 5 children.
Monday, January 9 is the start of the new legislative session in New York. Join us that evening in Albany or online for an interfaith service, lifting up our shared moral values and calling on New York to be a leader in promoting social and economic justice.
Speakers to include: Speakers to include Rabbi Dan Ornstein, Congregation Ohav Shalom; Imam Djafer Sebkhaoui, Al-Hidaya Center; Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard, Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS; Rev. Valerie Faust, Living Word Tabernacle; Rev. Peter Cook, New York State Council of Churches; Rev. Shannan Vance Ocampo, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship; Fazana Saleem-Ismail, Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia; Dominick Patrignani, IUE-CWA Local 81359; Tim Vogt, UAW Local 1508; Ariela Aisa, Black Lives Matter: Upstate New York; Rev. Andrew Wilkes, Greater Allen AME Cathedral; Suzanne Krull, Cuba Cultural Center and other faith and social justice leaders.
In 2017, we need to tackle the gross economic injustice in our state and stand strong against threats to our communities. Let's start the year by coming together to pray, sing, reflect and act for a better New York.