Welcome to the New York State Council of Churches.

We are a council, a collaboration, and a conscience shared by Christian denominations of many types.  We welcome your involvement.

We covenant to care for one another, safeguard the presence of a vital Christian faith community in each place, provide hospitality to all, proclaim the Gospel boldly in each place, and declare God’s just will among the powers and principalities. 

Our mission goals focus on social justice, institutional pastoral care, and ecumenical cooperation in education, worship, and action. 

Second Annual Teach-In

Every individual is part of a community. Every community is impacted by social and economic injustice. Every one of us has the power to act for justice. Your passions and questions are invited to connect with other justice leaders in an interfaith retreat, jointly organized and sponsored by the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS, the NYS Council of Churches, Interfaith Impact, An Empire State of Tzedek, and the NYS Episcopal Public Policy Network. We want to help you begin (and continue) to build those skills and connections which will empower your communities for real systemic change, making a better world for all of us.

When: September 16-17

Where: Dominican Retreat Center, Niskayuna, NY http://dominican-spiritual-life-center.com/

What: The retreat will provide a unique opportunity for people of faith throughout the state to come together to build relationships and work towards meaningful change on issues of social and economic justice.

Workshop topics will include: Moral Budgeting, Low-Wage Worker Campaigns, Immigration Reform and NYS Dream Act, Single-Payer Healthcare, Prison Reform, and more.

$125 for overnighters, $75 for commuters. Free and reduced rates available for those who have need. Price includes registration, meals, and accommodations.

Each person plays an important role in the struggle for social and economic 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.

The New York State Council of Churches helped support an initiative of the NY Prison Action Network to bring public awareness to Parole Reform Legislation.

"Moral Monday" Prayer Sessions during state budget deliberations. Check out the coverage by the Legislative Gazette.

See Rev. Gravelle's Op-Ed in the Albany Times Union.

  • NYSCC Statement Against Expansion of Gambling in NY
  • NYSCC Adopts Statement on Immigration Policy

    • The Rev. Robert White featured in "Faith and Fracking"