During Children’s Interfaith Weekend faith communities across Monroe County dedicate time to hold children in prayer or intention and take action on their behalf at worship services or special events.
We are inspired by sacred texts and teachings. We advocate for effective policies and solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.
All communities are welcome to participate! Children’s Interfaith Weekend is organized by the Interfaith Collaborative, a project of The Children’s Agenda. Click the Sign Up button to receive more information about how to get involved.
Children’s Interfaith Weekend is modeled on the Children’s Sabbath which is honored across the country on the third weekend in October.
Sunday, October 23, 20228:00am – 8:30amIn front of Rochester City School District Central Office131 W. Broad Street, RochesterWe will lift children up in prayer and intention. All are welcome!
Get the facts about Children’s Interfaith Weekend and why we we are taking action to promote solutions not suspensions.
Click here to download the flyer.
Send a message to Governor Hochul and state legislators that young students need education, not exclusion. New York should adopt proven methods that hold students accountable for their actions and offer them social-emotional supports while keeping them in the classroom. Let’s get teachers and schools the resources they need to keep students learning. We need solutions, not suspensions!
Click here to send your letters.
Tuesday, October 18, 20227pm – 8pmZoom Event
Learn more about alternatives to suspensions that support students and teachers.
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Get the facts about suspensions in New York and evidence-based alternatives to helping children learn from their mistakes.
Click here to download the fact sheet.
Resources from the Children’s Defense Fund, including:
Click here to go to the Children’s Defense Fund Children’s Sabbath resource page
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.