“What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8

What is the Advocacy & Action Committee?

​​The Advocacy and Action Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York's Social Concerns Commission is facilitating communication and engagement within the diocesan community to amplify the social justice voice of the Diocese of New York as we work to realize the vision of the present Reign of God.

The committee will coordinate advocacy and actions on issues that are in alignment with the Episcopal Church's baptismal covenant, and can be associated with the resolutions of our diocese and the national church, or the mind of the diocese as expressed by our bishops. Through this website you can bring ideas for advocacy and action for others to join such as campaigns, letters, vigils, demonstrations, as well as find information about others who are engaging in issues that may be important to you and our community by going to JOIN US!  With strong participation of our community the website can serve as a clearing house of information on social justice advocacy and action in our diocese.

The key objective of this platform is to give individuals the capacity to share their conscience in the public realm with others that want societal changes for social justice. Refer to FAITH & CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES for information associated with social justice advocacy and action.  We have faith our collective actions eventually lead to change.  Refer to ADVOCACY WORKS the story of Rural & Migrant Ministry's role in the passage of the 2019 New York State Farm Workers Bill.

Made in the image of God, we hope to encourage people to have inquiring and discerning hearts as they participate in advocacy and actions that can change the institutions that compose our common life for the better.  Go to ALERTS to find out how to engage.

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“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’ (Matthew 22:37-40)