Partners for the common good

Published on March 27th, 2012

By Kathleen M. Gallagher

Last week I was invited to speak to the 1500 participants gathered at the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms’ (NYFCF) annual Legislative Day.  NYCF is a statewide advocacy group representing evangelical Christian churches in the state.  We partner with them on many issues, particularly defending the unborn and the sanctity of marriage and family.

It was my privilege to educate, and hopefully motivate, the NYFCF crowd about the radical “Reproductive Health Act” and the dangers it poses for New York’s mothers and children.

 The New York State Catholic Conference associates with many religious organizations on issues of mutual concern.  In addition to NYFCF, for example, we regularly work with the Board of Rabbis and (the Protestant) State Council of Churches to support the state’s prison chaplains in their ongoing ministry.  We join with them also in seeking to secure greater farmworker rights in our state.

It’s hard to match the awesome strength of faith-filled people joining together for a common cause.  Maybe it’s because we all believe in the power of prayer.

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