New York State Moral Monday Faith Convening
Start: Monday, February 15, 2021• 9:00 AM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: Monday, February 15, 2021• 5:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
Faith leaders have a crucial role to play within today’s social justice movements, beyond just mobilizing our members. Drawing on our spiritual resources, our religious traditions, and our moral commitment, we can help shift the moral narrative of our society and make more possible the healing and justice we seek. But we can only do it collectively. On Monday, Feb. 15 join the NYS Poor People’s Campaign and the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS for a statewide virtual convening of faith leaders to build community and reflect on our role as people of faith in the movement to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation. The day will include interfaith prayer/worship, keynote from national Poor People’s Campaign co-chair Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, an interfaith panel of faith-rooted social justice leaders, discussion of our policy demands in the context of a new state legislature, and time for fellowship and conversation. Other speakers will include Rabbi Michael Pollack from the Pennsylvania Poor People's Campaign and March on Harrisburg; Rev. Sherry Chayat from Syracuse Zen Center; Arelis Figueroa from the New York State Poor People's Campaign and Freedom Church of the Poor; and Sister Grace Miller from the House of Mercy and Rochester Union of the Homeless (list in formation).
This event is free and open to all faith leaders, broadly defined. This includes clergy or official representatives of congregations/religious organizations, people who are active in faith communities but may not have an official title or role, and people who may be spiritual or pastoral leaders in another setting.