On Friday, November 17 at 10 AM EST, join us for an online seminar with Rev. Emily McNeill of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State to discuss the findings of the Truth Commission on Poverty in NYS, the Binghamton Mass Meeting of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and on organizing the Poor People’s Campaign in New York State.
The Kairos Center is offering these online seminars as a way to provide time to reflect on and share our experiences of the ongoing work of organizing the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We will use this time together to hear updates, raise questions, and discuss what lies ahead. Our discussions will especially emphasize the theological and spiritual dimensions of the Campaign: What is the theology that sustains and is emerging through the Campaign? What are the ideologies/theologies we are confronting? Join us on Friday as we discuss these questions and other issues that have arisen through the recent organizing work happening across the country.
Joining us this week will be the Rev. Emily McNeill, Executive Director of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State. Originally from Fairport, NY, Emily joined the Labor-Religion Coalition in 2014 as Lead Organizer. Emily is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where she was a Fellow with the Kairos Center. Prior to joining LRC, she was pastor of Parkland United Methodist Church and associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Tacoma, WA.
In order to prepare for the webinar, please read the following pieces:
- Explore the website of the Truth Commission on Poverty in New York State and read the Forward by the Kairos Center’s Shailly Gupta Barnes.
- “Moving from “I” to “We”: The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival’s Binghamton Mass Meeting,” Kairos Center.