Faith Leaders, Secular Organizations and Volunteers Release New “Covenant,” Propose Partnership with Government to Face Asylum Seeker Crisis
The Interfaith Center of New York and New York State Council of Churches along with collaborators, to call on elected and appointed officials to work in collaboration to address migrant crisis across New York City
NEW YORK – A broad-based group of faith leaders and NGO leaders, including Ruth Messinger, will gather outside New York City Hall on the 12th of September to present “A Covenant for the Newest New Yorkers,” a list of expectations of government in addressing the migrant crisis moving forward. Leaders will officially propose a partnership that aims to welcome migrants and asylum seekers, create accountability systems, and encourage open communication across government, legislative, not-for-profit and faith sectors.
The Covenant’s involved groups have been working for more than a year house, feed and clothe migrants who have been arriving to New York City by the hundreds each day, most bussed from Southern states. The covenant supporters pledge to continue their efforts to work with new arrivals, and propose that their groups be recognized and accepted to work in concert with government leaders on the range of service and policy issues raised in the last year.
Event details: Press conference announcing the newly drafted “covenant” encouraging government to work in tandem with faith leaders addressing asylum seeker crisis across New York City.
Banner Image: Newly Arrived Bus Passengers Disembark, New York City, August 2023. Image Credit – Interfaith Center Of NY