Upcoming Events

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    May 23, 2018

    Town Hall on New York Health Act.  The Campaign for New York Health invites the community to a Town Hall to learn about and discuss The New York Health Act, a bill before the State Legislature that would provide comprehensive, universal health coverage for every New Yorker, paid for on the basis of income.

    Our community forum will include a panel of stakeholders and experts including Assemblyman Harry Bronson, Family medicine physicians Dr. Alicia Bell, Dr. Amy Potter, and Dr. Scott Hartmann, and for-profit insurance system survivor Kristi Reisch.

    Join us to discuss next steps toward implementing healthcare reform that ensures quality care for all. Find out what you can do to help now and in the future to establish health care as a human right.  The Town Hall will begin at 6:00 pm at the First Univer-salist Church, 150 S. Clinton Avenue in downtown Rochester.

    June 4, 2018

    Moving Beyond Racism Book Discussion.  Book selection TBA. Monday, June 4th, 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  mbrbookinfo@aol.com.

    June 5, 2018

    27th Annual Faith in Action Celebration Banquet.  The annual banquet honoring people of faith in the greater Rochester area who put their faith in action through a variety of ways.  This year’s honoree for the Metropolitan Award is Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School, and the honoree for the Lifetime Achievement Award is Dr. Deni Mack, Church of the Assumption, Fairport.  Dinner reservations are $40 per person and may be made by May 20 through GRCC at 585-254-2570 or via email at grcc1@frontiernet.net.  The dinner will be held at the Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, with gathering beginning at 5:30 pm and the dinner and program running from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

    June 16, 2018

    The Greater Rochester Regional Community Police Relations Summit IV.  Discussions and workshops on the theme of strategies to improve community-police relations.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Cedric Alexander, Deputy Mayor of the City of Rochester.  The summit will be at the First Church of God, 334 Clarissa Street in Rochester, and will begin with registration at 9:00 am.  The program will run from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.  For more information contact the UCLM office at (585) 454-0077.

    July 19 – 31, 2018

    Sacred Texts and Human Contexts Symposium.  The 2018 Sacred Texts and Human Contexts Conference is to be held July 29-31, 2018 at Nazareth College. The theme of this conference will be on Religions and the "De" Legitimization of Violence. This international symposium will elaborate on how religions have viewed and interpreted their sacred texts throughout their histories with reference to "de" legitimization of violence. For more details, visit https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/academic-conferences/sacred-texts-human-contexts/

    June 21, 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:

    • September 20
    • October 18
    • November 15
    • December 20

    August 13-17, 2018

    Global Citizen Immersion: Building Skills and Knowledge for a Diverse World.  Each year, the Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue invites high school students to a week-long summer workshop at Nazareth College to explore world religions and interfaith dialogue.  Concentrating on a youth interfaith encounter approach, the program includes seminars, interactive workshop sessions, group discussions, site visits to local places of worship, and community service.  The program is held at Golisano Academic Center at Nazareth College, Room 233.

    To register your students, call 585-389-2963  For more questions on the program contact the coordinator: Nora norabradbury@gmail.com or the Hickey Center at: interfaith@naz.edu

    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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