Our new logo is an inclusive circle, formed of many shapes and colors, symbolizing the Alliance's ideals of harmony and diversity.
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.
TIAR's president, Mary Pizzente-Morich, greets attendees at the TIAR's annual meeting, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Shults Center, Nazareth College (photo, right).
Pulitzer-Prize-Winner David Cay Johnston who who spoke on “Faith and the Economy” at TIAR's annual meeting. Click to play his address.
TIAR President, Mary Morich, and Rochester League of Women Voters Board Member for the Fair Election Practices Committee, Sheila Abeling, address candidates and the press at the signing ceremony for the Fair Election Practices Pledge. The ceremony was held on September 3 in the atrium of the Monroe County Office Building. For an up-to-date listing of those candidates who have signed the pledge, visit the LWV/RMA web site, http://www.lwv-rma.org/fepc/FEPC%20signers.pdf
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.