Thursday, July 30, 2015

Religious leaders sign Buffalo’s ‘Opportunity Pledge’

From Buffalo-

Nearly two dozen religious leaders gathered in Niagara Square Wednesday morning to join Mayor Byron W. Brown’s “Opportunity Pledge” encouraging a culture of diversity that supports economic diversity and equality in Buffalo.

Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and R. William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York were among the 21 religious leaders who signed the pledge following a short ceremony during which religious leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions spoke.

The religious leaders talked about the importance of everyone in Buffalo benefiting as Buffalo’s economy grows, and also the larger symbolism attached to the pledge.

Malone spoke of a new level of hope occurring in Buffalo. “We want this new hope to be widely embraced,” he said.

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