In January 2015, Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and R. William Franklin, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, issued their first joint pastoral letter on the Renewal of Western New York. In a follow-up letter dated June 14, 2015, the two prelates express gratitude for the positive response their joint statement has elicited and offer “concrete suggestions” to those who have asked what can be done “to move our region toward inclusivity and equality.” The following is an excerpt from their second letter:20150614.BishopsJntLtr