Next weekend we honor children and locally The Children’s Agenda (TCA) and diverse faith communities join together to make real change for children.
The multi-faith TCA Interfaith Collaborative engages with faith communities through prayer, education programs, and opportunities to take action on urgent problems facing our community’s children. Inspired by sacred texts and teachings that call all of us to love and protect children, we respond with advocacy for sustained, systemic change.
The Interfaith Collaborative’s advocacy has been instrumental in changing public policy and funding, resulting in more child care assistance for low income working families, passage of paid family leave in New York, reform of Child Protective Services, child abuse and neglect prevention, and an increase in funding for services for young children with special needs.
The TCA gathers and plans year-round activities such as:
- The Children’s Interfaith Weekend in October.
- Meetings with state and local elected officials.
- Advocacy efforts to promote programs and policies that help create a brighter future for vulnerable children.
- Provides educational opportunities to learn more about local and statewide children’s issues.
The Children’s Interfaith Weekend (CIW) is a model of the Children’s Sabbath, which is honored across the country in October. Congregations are called upon to dedicate time to pray for children and take action on their behalf.
In you wish more information about the TCA please contact [email protected]
We begin the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal this week. You should have received a letter and pledge card from Bishop Matano. I urge you to return your pledge card as soon as can so we achieve our assigned goal of $203,413 in record time. Thank you for your cooperation!
Let us continue to pray for and take action to bring about peace in our world!
In peace and courage,