Join the growing number of people of faith
who are speaking to current public policy concerns.

POVERTY - Addressing problems of poverty in the Rochester area.

STATE / NATIONAL ISSUES - Elections, Fair Campaign Practices Project, and legislation, including First Amendment issues.

HEALTH CARE - Working with the Interfaith Healthcare Coalition on universal health insurance and related issues.

LEAD PAINT - Working with the Lead Paint Coalition, education about the problem and responses.

2019 Annual Meeting

The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester Annual Report, June 20, 2019 “CPR: Continuity, Progression, Renewal

The complete report may be downloaded, read, and shared here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Prp2uPuSyzEyd3e_wmAc_aBuDhdtTO8i

PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT - “BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT”

In keeping with the vision for the TIAR we have continued our work, as will be demonstrated in the reports that follow. Our committees have met regularly to achieve stated goals and objectives, assist those who have asked for our help, and to support those whose values match ours.

Our goal this year is to increase our collaboration and interface with other organizations. We also hope to recruit and retain more members, and we hope that you will join in this recruitment effort. It is vital for members to identify the current issues that concern them, brainstorm methods through which we can address these issues, participate in actions, and demonstrate support for our various projects. This is the only way our ministry can remain current as new rules, laws and punishments, processes and procedures, and new realities impact our community. We truly need you as members to continue to listen with your hearts to the needs of the community and to report these needs back to TIAR. It is not surprising that our understanding and methods sometimes need to expand or change. Even Pope Francis has suggested an updating of the Lord’s Prayer, a truly controversial undertaking! We hope that you will not be shy about innovation. We look forward to sharing a year of continuity, progression, and renewal....

President Gaynelle Wethers

2018 Annual Meeting

TIAR's keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting, the Rev. Emily McNeill, Executive Director of Labor-Religion Coalition and Co-Founder of the NYS Poor People’s Campaign

TIAR's keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting, the Rev. Emily McNeill, Executive Director of Labor-Religion Coalition and Co-Founder of the NYS Poor People’s Campaign

Barry Swan, one of TIAR's representatives at the March 24, 2018 Rochester March for Our Lives anti-gun violence rally.

Barry Swan, one of TIAR's representatives at the March 24, 2018 Rochester March for Our Lives anti-gun violence rally.

TIAR Participates in the Fair Campaign Practices Pledge  Here are three pictures from the September 7 ceremony of the signing of the Fair Campaign Practices Pledge by candidates for public office. The photos in order: (Left) Candidates for public office signing the Fair Campaign Practices Pledge at the table set up by the League of Women Voters. (Center) TIAR President Gaynelle Wethers presenting remarks at the ceremony. (Right) Sheila Abeling presenting remarks on behalf of the LWV. Photos by H. Robert Herman,  rherman2@rochester.rr.com

TIAR Participates in the Fair Campaign Practices Pledge

Here are three pictures from the September 7 ceremony of the signing of the Fair Campaign Practices Pledge by candidates for public office. The photos in order: (Left) Candidates for public office signing the Fair Campaign Practices Pledge at the table set up by the League of Women Voters. (Center) TIAR President Gaynelle Wethers presenting remarks at the ceremony. (Right) Sheila Abeling presenting remarks on behalf of the LWV. Photos by H. Robert Herman, rherman2@rochester.rr.com

2017 Annual Meeting

Outgoing president Becky Elwell describes the year’s accomplishments (L). Outgoing president Becky Elwell presents outgoing Board Member and former president Sister Gratia L’Esperance with a gift for her long and valuable service to TIAR (R). Photos by H. Robert Herman,  rherman2@rochester.rr.com

Outgoing president Becky Elwell describes the year’s accomplishments (L). Outgoing president Becky Elwell presents outgoing Board Member and former president Sister Gratia L’Esperance with a gift for her long and valuable service to TIAR (R). Photos by H. Robert Herman, rherman2@rochester.rr.com

Incoming president Gayle Whethers assuming her new position (L). The panel discussing “Deportation, Ban, and the Wall: Unwelcoming the Stranger” at TIAR’s 2017 Annual Meeting. The panelists are (L to R). Photos by H. Robert Herman,  rherman2@rochester.rr.com

Incoming president Gayle Whethers assuming her new position (L). The panel discussing “Deportation, Ban, and the Wall: Unwelcoming the Stranger” at TIAR’s 2017 Annual Meeting. The panelists are (L to R). Photos by H. Robert Herman, rherman2@rochester.rr.com

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