Religious groups take part in interfaith weekend

Churches, mosques, synagogues and other congregations held more than 80 services last month as part of the third-annual "Children’s Interfaith Weekend."

The initiative led by the Children’s Agenda, a nonprofit agency that seeks to improve the well-being of children, was aimed at connecting the moral teachings of faith traditions with education and advocacy for underprivileged families, according to a press release. Those changes include better access to high-quality early education and child care, stated Children’s Agenda officials.

The interfaith collaborative included participation from the Diocese of Rochester, the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, the Presbytery of the Genesee Valley and the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. The event included collecting petition signatures and letters of advocacy from congregations.

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