Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bishop Hubbard to address "Faith for a Fair NY"

Bishop Howard Hubbard will be on of the featured speakers next month at the 1st Annual "Faith for a Fair NY" Teach-In, to held from noon on October 22nd to 1 p.m. on October 23 at the Dominican Retreat Center, Latham. The event is sponsored by the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State and the New York State Council of Churches.
According to the announcement:
This is an opportunity for people of faith from around the state to network, learn, and take action around issues of social justice. 
Keynote speakers:
Kim Bobo, Executive Director and founder of Interfaith Worker Justice
The Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, Bishop of Albany and long-time economic justice advocate
Participants will choose from workshops covering a diverse range of issues including:
Quality education
Immigration Reform
The Farm Bill and SNAP
Creating living wage communities
Interfaith organizing
Join with people of faith throughout the state to come together to build relationships and work towards meaningful change. Each person plays an important role in the struggle for social justice in New York State, and it is only together that we will fully realize our vision for dignity, equality and economic security for all New Yorkers. I look forward to greeting you at the Retreat Center as together we put our passion into action. 
Costs: $75 for commuters, includes 4 meals
$125 for overnight guests-lodging and 4 meals vegetarian options available at every meal. 
Register by October 15 by sending payment (check made out to Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS) and contact info to:  
The Rev. Brooke Newell 
PO Box 203 
Jay, NY 12941  
Questions? Please call Rev. Newell at 518-946-2573 or email her at

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