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Our mission goals focus on social justice, institutional pastoral care, and ecumenical cooperation in education, worship, and action.
Moral Revival - National Day of Action - Monday, September 12
Here are some photos from Sept. 12 as clergy and lay leaders from across the state of New York came together for a moral revival on September 12 in our state capital. We gathered at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 275 State Street in Albany, NY and proceeded to the Capitol.
We read through the Moral Declaration and called upon the Governor and our legislators for action on policies which will alleviate suffering and offer hope. You can read more about the Higher Ground Moral Declaration and add your name here.
Photos from September 25-27, 2016 Conference and Rally
The New York State Council of Churches is pleased to offer a new series of 4 videos to facilitate congregational discussion and discernment on the issue of gun violence. In each of the 4 videos, Our Director of Social Witness, the Rev. Brooke Newell, leads reflections on various aspects of gun violence through the lenses of Scripture, Christian Tradition, statistics surrounding gun ownership and gun violence, and an Albany area "person in the pew" who tells her story.
The 4-video series and other resources are free for congregational and personal use.