It's Time for Health Care for All! An informational Caravan. A follow-up of “Nuns on the Bus”. Room for 3-5 carloads of people. (Will help coordinate car pooling and parking plans. You can join the caravan at any time along the way.)
9 AM - meet at St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, 417 South Avenue, Sr. Christine Wagner, Executive Director. "Who will be our population in 2014?"
10 AM - Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center, 121 N. Fitzhugh St (Downtown Presbyterian Church) - Maureen Marlow, Director. "Addressing ongoing mental health issues."
11 AM - Mercy Community Services, 142 Webster Avenue - Ellen Lewis Site Manager, Outreach Center. "What services are most needed by our uninsured adults?"
Noon - at 142 Webster Avenue, we will discuss advocacy efforts toward health care for all. Bring your own lunch, beverages provided. To sign up & for more information: 585-254-2570 or email: email@example.com. Please leave your email and phone number to receive instructions
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. Future meetings of the Board: June 9 (Annual Meeting; See below)
Dignity of Difference: A Day of Interfaith Learning. An open invitation to anyone interested in learning more about religious traditions in America, and what we need to know about each other to live, with difference, in peace. What are the tenets of Buddhism, B'hai and Sikhism? What do Native Americans believe? "What Happens When I Die?" according to Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims? Answer these questions and explore many more. The Keynote Speaker is Gustav Niebuhr. The program is from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and will be held at the RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road. Please contact Hillary Christensen if you have any questions. (585) 461-0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving Beyond Racism Book Discussion. TBA. Monday, June 3rd, 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 email@example.com
TIAR Annual Meeting. TIAR will hold its Annual Meeting at 3:00 pm at the Shults Center, Nazareth College. Our main speaker will be David Cay Johnston, nationally known journalist and author, speaking on “Faith and the Economy”. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be on hand.
The Role of Sacred Texts in Uniting and Dividing People. The Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue in cooperation with the Center for Interfaith Affairs, Peace Islands Institute announce the Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: a Symposium on the role of the Sacred Texts in Uniting and Dividing People. at Nazareth College of Rochester.
The conference is open for 130 participants, academics, religious and interfaith leaders, and others who are interested. Fees for early registration by May 10, 2013 will be $225, including all meals and a visit to Niagara Falls. Fees for registrations before May 31, 2013 will be $250, with registrations between June 1 and June 14 costing $275. A limited number of scholarships to offset registration cost are available primarily for graduate students, but others are welcome to apply.
If you would like to get more information on the event, go to http://www.naz.edu/interfaith-studies-and-dialogue/sacred-texts-and-human-contexts.
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.