InterfaithCincy, in partnership with The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier, is offering Interfaith Community Engagement Grants. Any Faith community or any faith-based youth group that partners with a faith community or youth group from another faith tradition to work on a community engagement project can apply. For Information and application form contact Dr. James Buchanan at the The Brueggeman Center at 513 745-3922 or by email Cummins@xavier.edu.
National Migration Week Interfaith Forum: Celebrating A Community for All
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio is hosting an inter-faith gathering of congregations and individuals who advocate for the needs of vulnerable immigrants and refugees in our community.
The event, "Celebrating a Community for All," will be held
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
St. Monica-St. George Catholic Parish in Clifton Heights
(328 W McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH)
6:30 - 8:30 pm, in the Parish Hall on Fairview Avenue, behind the church.
Parking is available behind Hughes High School at the Parish Hall, and refreshments will be served.
The forum commemorates the annual "National Migration Week" and serves to highlight the collaborative and faith-based efforts across our region that foster compassionate and welcoming communities to those who are fleeing violence, extreme poverty and persecution around the world and who seek a new life of peace among us in Southwestern Ohio.
To share what you hope to get out of this event, ask questions, or explore sponsorship opportunities, contact Dan Sarell, Director of Mission Advancement, (513) 672-3710, or Maddie Lees, Coordinator of Parish Outreach, (513) 672-3714
To register yourself or your group for the event, which is free and open to the public, contact Spring Duncan or call (513) 672-3736, by Monday, February 3.
Click here for overview.
Know Your Neighbors:Exploring Faiths Throughout Cincinnati
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12pm
J Member: $10; public: $13 per visit
Visit Cincinnati’s religious landmarks and learn about their beliefs. Explore the values we have in common and what makes each religion unique. Participants are invited to register for individual visits or enroll in all five. Transportation is not included.
Know Your Neighbor Flyer
Feb. 4 – Holy Trinity St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Feb. 25 – Cincinnati’s Community Mikveh (Jewish ritual bath)
March 3 – Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati
World Interfaith Harmony Week
Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week from February 1-7, 2020
The United Religions Initiative is excited to celebrate United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW). This celebration happens in early 2020 so now is the time to start planning (if you haven't already!)
World Interfaith Harmony Week is a week-long celebration that promotes dialogue among people of different traditions to create mutual understanding, cooperation, and harmony.
In addition to WIHW being a great time to celebrate these aims with like-minded people all around the world, H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan also offers three cash prizes ($25,000, $15,000 and $5,000) for events that celebrate the week.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week
Annual UN Observance Week: Feb. 1-7
The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. The Two commandments are at the heart of the three Monotheistic religions and therefore provide the most solid theological ground possible.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week extends the Two Commandments by adding ‘Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour’. This formula includes all people of goodwill. It includes those of other faiths, and those with no faith.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are. The thousands of events organized by these groups often go unnoticed not only by the general public, but also by other groups themselves. This week will allow for these groups to become aware of each other and strengthen the movement by building ties and avoiding duplicating each others’ efforts.
Better Together Days: Feb 17-21
Better Together Days is coming February 17th to 21st 2020.
Better Together Days is a program of Interfaith Youth Core, which brings our network of campuses together for a week of interfaith action. From organizing canned food drives and dinner dialogues to panel discussions and service projects in the community, our campus partners do amazing work, and we invite you to join us this year!
IFYC Founder and President, Eboo Patel, imagines America as a ‘potluck nation’ - not a melting pot where all the flavors get meshed together and become bland goo. A potluck actively requires attendees to bring their best dishes, the dishes that reflect something about their unique background – a potluck relies on the contributions of a diverse community. Potlucks facilitate relationships between people and help build bridges by creating a space for eating and socializing and surprise connections. This is the kind of American society we are striving to build.
Immigration Advocacy Opportunity
The Supreme Court is currently considering the case for Dreamers (those currently protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program). Concurrently, the House has already passed H.R. 6 which would provide critical permanent legal protection to DACA recipients, and the Senate is considering its partner bill, S. 874, the Dream Act of 2019 (both of which are supported by the US bishops conference).
We encourage you to take action, encouraging our Senators to support this legislation. To do so, please click here. We also encourage you to reach out directly to our Senators and ask them to support the bill. You can reach Senator Portman's office at 513.684.3265 and Senator Brown's office at 513.684.1021.
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