Peace & Justice

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

Thursday, February 23, 2023

POSTPONESD-- Ecumenical and Interfaith Advocacy Days next week

Because of the expected snow storm, this event had been re-scheduled to March 20-21.

The New York State Council of Churches will have its annual Ecumenical and Interfaith Advocacy Days in Albany on February 27 and 28. This year’s focus is on immigration and the housing crisis in New York.
According to promotional material, the Council expects that the Governor and the Legislature will focus on addressing the affordable housing crisis in 2023. In addition, they believe, the issue of immigration will be front and center on the political stage because of the lifting of Title 42 and the influx of immigrants across the state.
The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday with a gathering at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street in Albany. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. The guest preacher is Reverend Reginald Bacchus, Senior Pastor at Mt. Ollie Baptist Church in Brownsville, Brooklyn. A reception will follow at 8:00 p.m.
Participants will gather again at the church on Tuesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m. to hear about what the Council is seeking in terms of legislation. A news conference is tentatively scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol, followed by lunch and legislative visits.
More information and a registration form are available here. The registration fee of $25 will help cover costs of food and materials provided.
You can contact the Council directly at or 518-436-9319.