Greater Cincinnati’s first-ever Festival of Faiths on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center will bring together neighbors, families and spiritual leaders to celebrate the area’s religious diversity. The day will feature faith-based exhibits, dialogues, workshops, art, music and fun activities for all ages.  The event is free and open to the public.  Volunteers are needed! Please sign up to help at the event.

The theme for this inaugural event is “Compassion through Action” in recognition of the role the faith community has historically played and continues to play in advancing a civil, socially just and welcoming community for all who live, work and visit Greater Cincinnati.  The event will also serve to unify our community, focusing on our similarities and celebrating our differences. Read more.



The World Affairs Council is working with the U.S. State Department to host students who have been selected for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program with families in July.

The students will be participating in a program Monday through Fridayfrom 9 AM to 5 PM. As a host, you will spend time with them during the weeknights and weekends. 

Expectations and next steps: The council looks for families willing to host two or more visitors, but other arrangements can be made. The hosts may be a family, a couple, or a single person. They are volunteers who are interested in meeting visitors and learning about their countries and their view, and in sharing their own perspectives and interests with the visitors. We ask that your provide each visitor with a separate bed and access to a bathroom (shared is okay). 

First time hosting? If this is your first time hosting with the council, please fill out our volunteer form, then someone from our office will contact you to do a "site visit" to your home. This includes a short (20 minute) visit of your home to confirm that the accommodations have been met and to answer any questions you may have.


Interested? Email James McManus or call (859)448-8984