Providing a positive, healing role in Hawaii with people of faith, good will, and aloha
  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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About TIAH

Who We Are

Calendar of Events

Commission on Community Building

Commission on
Human Concerns

Commission on
Ethics and Public Life

Position Statements

Statement on the separation of religion and government

TIAH joins Hawai'i Clean Elections Coalition

TIAH joins Hawai'i Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Statement on ice addiction and related issues

Statement on marriage equality

TIAH and Religious Leaders for Assisted Dying

Statement on juvenile justice and youth prison reform

TIAH supports Unite Here! Local 5 hotel workers

Community Awards


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Board of Directors of The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i at its Annual Meeting on June 20, 2014 at the Buddhist Study Center Hawai‘i. Front row (left to right): Cecilia H. Fordham, Sister Joan Chatfield, M.M., Dr. Paul Gracie, Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes, Rev. Irene Matsumoto. Back row (left to right): Jade Young, Alan Goto, Rev. Doug Pyle, Dr. Richard Walenta, Rev. Dr. Wally Fukunaga, Dr. Patricia Masters, Rob Kinslow, Dr. Ha‘aheo Guanson. Not pictured: Rev. Samuel Cox, Rev. Fritz Fritschel, Rev. Dr. John Heidel, Rev. Kekapa Lee, Renie Lindley, and Kahu Dr. Kaleo Patterson

Interfaith Open Table meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 South Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu, from 7:00-8:30 a.m.

Interfaith Conversations Windward meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00-2:00 p.m. (after lunch) at the Pohai Nani Retirement Community, 45-090 Namoku Street, Kane‘ohe.

All are welcome!

For more information, please contact either Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes at 808.561.6010 or Rev. Samuel Cox at 808.799.7303.

Welcome to our Web site

The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i (TIAH) has risen to be a voice for justice in our community. 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.

TIAH has a diverse Board of Directors, representing many religious traditions and community groups. Also, an Advisory Board of distinguished religious leaders for 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

Thirteenth Annual
Community Awards Celebration & Banquet

Sunday, November 1st, 2015
5:30—8:00 p.m.
Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Hawai‘i
Pali Highway

2015 Community Award Winners


Many Open Table audio recordings are now available online at

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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

TIAH sponsors conferences and other public events.

Please join with us. Mahalo!



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Date last updated: 9 September 2015