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A progressive voice in Hawai'i promoting the positive healing role of religion in public life by encouraging dialogue, challenging extremism, and facilitating nonviolent community activism

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Welcome to our Web site

The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i (TIAH) has risen to be a voice for justice in our state.  It is an organization of individuals that speak from the perspectives of over 30 faith-based traditions.  TIAH is designed to create an environment in which many people and groups of good will can come together to address public concerns.

TIAH is a chapter of the national group located in Washington, D.C. that is honored to have received a mantel of support from the former Hawai‘i Council of Churches.

In addition to the Executive Committee, TIAH has a diverse 25-member Board of Directors, representing many religious traditions and community groups.  Also, an Advisory Council of distinguished religious leaders has been formed with the purpose of providing wisdom and counsel.  The momentum of TIAH is dynamic and exciting.

Together, this uniting of diversity aims to provide a meaningful place of respect, understanding, and harmony in our land of aloha!

Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes



Local Interfaith Conversations

Now Early Morning, Evening and Midday

Interfaith Open Table

Second Wednesday, 7:00-8:30AM

Harris United Methodist Church

Interfaith Conversations Windward

First Monday, 1:00-2:00PM (after lunch)

Pohai Nani Retirement Community

All Believers Network

Last Tuesday, 7:00-8:30PM

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu


We can never win unless we open our hearts to connecting with people who appear to be very different from us.

–Harvey Milk

To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible.
If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetimes is largely irrelevant.
What we must do, therefore, is to strive and persevere and never give up.

–The Dalai Lama

The TIAH sponsors conferences and other public events. 

All are welcome.

Promoting the positive healing role of religion in public life

by encouraging dialogue and community building.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

7:00-8:30 a.m.
Harris United Methodist Church

20 South Vineyard Boulevard


7:00 a.m.

Introductions and announcements

Rev. Irene Matsumoto

7:10 a.m.

The Politics of Compassion

Keiko Bonk

We are pleased to have community leader, activist, educator, and artist Keiko Bonk join us and share her vision of a more sustainable Island home for us all. Keiko's life-long service within our community embodies compassion in action, where she has staunchly supported causes to protect the rights of individuals and also our fragile environment from exploitation and degradation by multi-national corporate interests. Keiko's energetic and enthusiastic work towards cultivating more compassion in our Islands is truly inspiring and interfaith-affirming. Please join us!

8:30 a.m.

Adjourn and networking

Many Open Table audio recordings are now available online at http://opentable.posterous.com/

Also visit us at http://interfaithopentable.wordpress.com

Share your ideas, suggestions and new opportunities for future interfaith programs and projects.  You may also e-mail your ideas for discussion to Sister Joan Chatfield, M.M. at jchatfieldmm@hawaii.rr.com.

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Date last updated: 22 November 2012