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Upcoming Events


July 7, 2014

Moving Beyond Racism Book Discussion.  Book Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy. Monday, July 7th, 7-8:30 pm, Barnes & Noble - Pittsford Plaza - Upstairs Community Room. Everyone is welcome whether or not you have read the book.  Join us for a safe, stimulating discussion. For more information call 585-288-8644 or e-mail at

Future Dates:
August 4: The Color of Water by Janes McBride
September 8: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
October 6: Days of Destruction Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco
November 10: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
January 5: Across Many Mountains by Yangzom Brauen

August 18-22, 2014

Next Generation 2014 Youth Interfaith Encounter.  This program of the Hickey Center invites high school students to a week-long immersion and workshop event during the summer at Nazareth College to explore world religions and interfaith dialogue. Youth from diverse religions will take part in this experience and will engage in learning and interfaith dialogue as they go through the program together. This program includes of a variety of events, such as seminars, interactive workshop sessions, group discussions, site visits to local places of worship, and a community service element.

Registration is $85.00, which includes dinner each evening and visits to places of worship. The registration is open to first 25 students. To register, please download the application:  For more information, contact us at or call us at: (585)389-2963

August 18-22, 2014

Train the Trainers 2014. This week long course is designed to meet the religious and global competency needs of business professionals, religious leaders, teachers, social workers and all those who are engaged in dealing with the other.  Train the Trainers will teach you about the faith and practices of a variety of major world religions, provide the necessary tools for respectful communication, and show you how to be aware of the religious needs of the other. The course will be taught by experts of interfaith and world religions with featured activities and topical discussions including interfaith relations. The course also includes visits to local places of worship to understand these faiths as they are lived.  Textbook:The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions, By Dr. Houston Smith,Available at and various local and internet book retailers.  The program fee is $169.00 including suppers and visits to places of worship. Registration is open to first 25 people.
For more detail about the program, please visit the website:

September 18, 2014

TIAR Monthly Board Meeting.  The monthly Board Meeting of TIAR is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month (barring conflicts) from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church on Culver Road at Parsells.  All members and visitors are welcome. 

Mission of The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester

We are committed to an inclusive democratic process based upon the mutual responsibility of public officials, public institutions, and the general public. It requires honest and civility through open discussion of issues and full participation open to all citizens.

We work towards a public good that offers dignity and wholeness to all people. This includes a quality public education, a sustainable environment, a living wage, comprehensive health care, adequate housing, and a voice for people of faith in the political arena that respects the First Amendment.

As a growing and diverse interfaith community, we bring a constructive and healing witness to public and political life in the Greater Rochester community. The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester is one of many local alliances in a national coalition of people of faith.

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