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Conference on Immigration Reform


The Faith and Public Policy Roundtable will hold a conference on immigration reform from faith perspectives featuring as panelists leading New York religious leaders Rabbi Michael Paley, Scholar in Residence and Director of the Jewish Resource Center at UJA-Federation of New York, Bishop Robert Rimbo of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

The conference will be held on Wednesday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Ceremonial Hall at the Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th Street. Admission is free.

The Faith and Public Policy Roundtable is a coalition of mainstream clergy and academics from houses of worship, seminaries and universities, and ecclesiastical organizations throughout New York City. Its purpose is to provide a New-York based voice of faith in the American public square.

Steering Committee in Alphabetical Order:

Noah Arnow
Senior Rabbinical Student, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Sr. Judith Brady, O.P.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fordham University

Ransford Clarke
Senior Seminarian, Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y.

Rabbi David Lincoln
Rabbi Emeritus, Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, N.Y.

The Reverend Gary Mills, Ph.D., Co-Chair
Assistant to the Bishop for Global and Multicultural Administration, Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay

National Education Director, Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps

The Reverend Patrick J. Ryan, S.J.

Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University

Henry Schwalbenberg, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED), Fordham University

The Reverend Jared R. Stahler
Associate Pastor, St. Peter’s Church, New York, N.Y.

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D., Co-Chair

Assistant Professor and Director of Urban Programs, Department of Government and Politics & Campus Rabbi, Wagner College
Rabbi, Congregation Ahavath Israel, Staten Island, N.Y.


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