De Blasio Forms Hotline Between Clergy and City Hall

Posted on June 8, 2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Mayor de Blasio just announced creation of the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council to serve as a hotline between religious  leaders and City Hall.

“The Clergy Advisory Council will put us in direct communication with these religious leaders,” said Mayor de Blasio when he made his June 7 announcement at First Corinthian Baptist Church.

The council, still in the process of being formed, already consists of more than 45 clergy that to represent various religions throughout the five boroughs. It will offer religious leaders a way to discuss concerns with key city government officials.

“Respecting and engaging New York’s rich diversity of religious institutions and beliefs is critical to building a better New York in which the basics of nutritious food, affordable housing, decent jobs and safe neighborhoods are accessible to all,” said Catholic Charities Executive Director and Council Member Msgr. Kevin Sullivan.

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