Upcoming Events

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    August 22, 2018

    Immigration Education Forum.  Join us for an evening of immigration education – the issue’s history, how the national context affects us locally, immigrants’ experiences, and how you can work with them.  The program is at 6:00 pm at the First Universalist Church, 150 South Clinton Ave.  RSVP to rocrapidresponse@gmail.com to reserve your seat.  Suggested donation of $5.00.


    August 26, 2018

    Interfaith Picnic.  The 2nd annual Interfaith Picnic sponsored by the Commission on Jewish-Muslim Understanding invites persons from all faith communities.  It will be held at Buckman Park, 1341 Westfall Road in Brighton and run from 5-8 pm rain or shine.  Please bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner.  Out of respect for others, please do not bring any pig products and clearly label your dish with what type of meat (if any) and the presence of any potential allergens.  We will also be accepting non-oerishable food items and back-to-school supplies for donation to our neighbors in need.

    September 10, 2018

    Moving Beyond Racism Book Discussion.  Book selection TBA. Monday, July 2nd, 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 mbrbookinfo@aol.com.

    September 11, 2018

    Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown.  Learn about latest research on global warming and what we can do about it.  This September 11 program will be held from 6-8 pm at the Plymouth Exchange Neighborhood Association, 70 Coretta Scott Crossing in Rochester.  The same program will be offered:

    Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30-8:30 at Spiritus Christi Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, dowtown Rochester.

    Thursday, October 4 from 7-9 pm at St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester.

    Monday, October 15 from 7-9 pm at Metro Justice, 1115 E.  Main Street, Door #7, Rochester.

    All programs are free, but registration is requested and donations are gratefully accepted.  Register at:

    September 20, 2018

    TIAR Board Meeting.  The monthly meetings of the TIAR Board of Directors are held at 4:00 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church on Culver Road at Parsells Avenue.  All interested parties are welcome whether TIAR Board members or not.  The schedule for the remainder of the year:

    • October 18
    • November 15
    • December 20

    November 1-7, 2018

    2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions – Toronto. The Nazareth College Hickey Center and Center for Spirituality as well as the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel are participating in this year's Parliament of the World's Religions. Hickey Center executive director Dr. Muhammad Shafiq met with the Parliament's executive director to discuss plans for the upcoming event. The Parliament Conference will take place November 1st thru the 7th in Toronto and will include workshops put on by Nazareth College and U of R faculty and students.  The proximity of this international event should be attractive for many local residents.  For more information and registration, go to their website: https://parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018

    You Set the Date

    Conversations on Race.  Facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion on questions such as:  

    •  How segregated is my life?  
    • In what surroundings am I most aware that I have a racial identity?   
    • To what extent is privilege a factor in not having to think about my racial identity?  
    • Who or what raises questions about race for me?  

    Conversations on Race with Poverty facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion exploring the connection of race to poverty. 

    Presented by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library in collaboration with Metro Justice, the National Coalition Building Institute, ACT Rochester, the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, and the Center for Dispute Settlement among others.  

    If you would like to schedule a Conversation on Race for your organization, workplace or place of worship, contact Donna Goldberg at 585.385.4866.

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