Auburn & Central New York
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Location: PERC (Presbyterian Event and Retreat Center) 108 South St, Auburn NY
Time: 10am – 3:30pm
Cost: Suggested donation $15 (cover meals and conference materials)
Sponsors: New York State Council of Churches, Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, Broadway Presbyterian Church, Strong Economy for All, Fiscal Policy Institute,Citizens Action, New York State Association for Affordable Housing, Social Holiness Team, Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church, Hunger Action Network of NYS, Faith and Hunger Network,Interfaith Impact, and Justice Ministries Committee, Presbytery of New York City.
Host Pastors: Revs. James and Banu Moore, Co-Moderators of the Session of Auburn First Presbyterian Church
Here is a list of topics that we will be covering:
- Social Justice with politically diverse communities and congregations
- Tools and best practices for advocacy
- Overview of the State and Federal Budgets, and how they will affect members of congregations and communities
- Theological reflections
- Challenges addressing housing needs in the community
- Fostering dialogue between faith communities, congregations, government officials, unions and secular advocacy groups.
Worship: Led by The Reverend Peter Cook, Executive Director, New York State Council of Churches
10 am - 10:30 am Gathering
10:30 - Noon: Worship, Pastoral and Theological Approaches to Doing Social Justice with Politically Diverse Congregations and Communities.
Noon - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 Overview of State and Federal budgets and policy priorities with an eye on protecting the social safety net
2:00 - 3:30 pm: Local and Statewide initiatives on Homelessness and Housing.
Mary Clark, Federal Issues Coordinator, Citizens Action of New York
Peter Cook, Executive Director, New York State Council of Churches
Dan DeBrucker, Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness
Marc Greenberg, Executive Director, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
Melissa Marrone, Director, Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York
Liz Vuillemot, Assistant Executive Director, Auburn Housing Authority
Clergy, Local Government Officials and Housing Advocates
This event is scheduled in six areas across New York State.
Auburn, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Little Falls, Long Island, Potsdam
Kindly register for this event prior to Monday, January 22nd.
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