The Triangle Interfaith Alliance is an organization of people of diverse faiths committed to building and encouraging interfaith relationships and communities of collaboration, care and compassion.
The purpose of the TIA is to promote understanding, religious tolerance, acceptance, education and respect among all faith groups who are interested in interfaith work in the hopes of building compassionate communities to benefit Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of the greater Triangle. To this end, the TIA seeks to:
The TIA seeks to offer hope by providing a grassroots, non-partisan, statewide, faith-based organization where all people of good will can participate by:
The Interfaith Alliance of Wake County was initially encouraged to come into being by the National Interfaith Alliance. Although there has been no formal or legal affiliation between the two organizations, the TIA has maintained ongoing communications with the National Organization.
A few members of the Raleigh area Jewish and Christian communities initiated the Interfaith coalition in 1996, and other groups, such as the Muslim and Siikh communities, joined after 9/11/2001.
The name “Interfaith Alliance of Wake County” was later changed to the “Triangle Interfaith Alliance” to be more inclusive of a broader area.