“Poor and working people know what we need.” Rev. Joe Paparone, Lead Organizer of Labor Religion Coalition This month's happenings at Labor Religion Coalition of NYS! Press Conference and Faith Letter Sign-On To Fully Fund Public Higher Education This past Tuesday, March 15th, faith leaders of several different religious traditions gathered in Albany for a press conference to release the letter and urge state lawmakers to pass a final budget with more than $1 billion in incre
Join us on Indigenous People's Day to bear witness and learn from the plight, fight and insight of the Shinnecock Nation. Like other indigenous communities throughout New York State and North America, the Shinnecock are disproportionately impacted by the intersecting evils of poverty, systemic racism, environmental devastation, militarism/colonialism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. They are also engaged in an ongoing struggle to defend their sover
On February 15th The New York State Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and Labor Religion Coalition co-hosted a full-day faith convening where we had speakers across lines of religious difference speak on the values of solidarity and dignity for all. We recorded the event and uploaded it to our YouTube Channel. Please watch and let us know your thoughts and reflections!
Inspired Opening Words by LRC board member, Rev. Andrew Wilkes: