Upstate CTA presents Debra Rose-Milavec, co-director of Future Church. Topic: Cracks of Hope in a Rigid Institution: Don’t Throw in the Towel
Time: Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00 PM Location: New Covenant Presbyterian Church 916 Western Avenue, Albany, NY Presentation will be in the Fellowship Hall at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church. The church building is on the south side of Western Avenue between Orlando and Daytona. There is a large parking lot in the rear of the building. Enter the parking lot from either side street. Enter the building using the doors toward the left end of the building. Free will offering
*EXCLUSIVE: Revised, tougher Child Victims Act set to be introduced in NYS Legislature* Kenneth Lovett Albany Bureau Chief Jan 22, 2019 Daily News EXCLUSIVE:
Revised, tougher Child Victims Act set to be introduced in NYS Legislature https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-child-victims-act-hoylman-rosenthal-20190122-story.html The latest draft obtained by the Daily News would raise the top age that a child sex abuse survivor can bring a civil lawsuit to 55, up from the current 23. Going forward, the bill also does away with a requirement that a minor abused at a public institution like a school must file within 90 days of the attack of an intent to sue. Under the latest draft, someone sexually assaulted at a public institution would be able to bring a civil lawsuit up to his or her 55th birthday. The draft also includes a one-year lookback window to revive old cases that under current law cannot be filed. The latest draft includes language designed to ensure that window will be open to those abused at both private and public institutions. After more than a decade-and-a-half of intense lobbying—and the Democrats now controlling both houses of the Legislature–survivors and advocates could see a vote on the Child Victims Act within a week or two, insiders say.
While the Institutional Roman Catholic Church continues to be non-responsive to the issue of women’s ordination, a group of CTA members stood witness to the role of women in the Church on Saturday, June 18.
CTA members and friends of the Capital District are invited to Celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene as we join with the Upper Room Community in Troy this year.
This year the Upper Room Community will prepare the Mary of Magdala celebration. We will begin our celebration at 7:00pm. at the Upper Room in Troy, NY. For this celebration, wear a colorful stole or scarf and we will celebrate Eucharist together.
The Upper Room is located next to Brown’s Brewery. (map) Some of you may want to meet before or after for dinner.