The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) is a grassroots, interfaith network advocating for social justice. We are voices striving for a more just and fair community that improves the quality of life for all in Onondaga County.


Our mission is to come together as people of faith and conscience in working to effect the systemic change necessary to rectify the social, economic, educational, and political inequities that exist in our community.


ACTS is a powerful, civically engaged community of people of faith & conscience working to collectively transform our society and bring about a beloved community of justice, equity, and solidarity.

ACTS Board of Directors                                      (November 2021)                                                   ACTS Staff

Rev. Eric Jackson, President                           

Brian C. Moore, Vice President                   

Linda Mulvey, Secretary                                

Dennis Brady, Treasurer

Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias      

Ted Endreny                                                   

Lawrence Brooks                                           

Rev. Dr. Bruce Burns                                     

Aneesah Evans                                                 

Rabbi David Kunin                                          

Mohamed Khater                                          

Bishop Colette Matthews-Carter               

Peter Sarver     

Angela Douglas                                             

Lennie Turner                                               

Plymouth Congregational Church                                                        Rev. Linda Briggs              

Catholic Charities                                                                                        Lead Organizer

Syracuse City School District                            

Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville                                  Barrie Gewanter

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse                                Operations Manager

St. Lucy's Catholic Church

1199 SEIU - United Health Care Workers East                                        DeWayne Comer

Hopps Memorial CME Church                                                                  Community Organizer

Individual Member                       

Congregation Beth Shalom Chevra Shas                                            Donna Popp

Islamic Society of CNY                                                                                 Bookkeeper

Zion Hill World Harvest Baptist church        

St. Lucy's Catholic Church

Individual Member                                           

Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church