ISSJ: Abrahamic Religions and the Environment: Online Course
Jun
26
Aug 4

ISSJ: Abrahamic Religions and the Environment: Online Course

Abrahamic Religions and The Environment

June 26- Aug 4th Online Course!

This course will examine the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to discern what they have to contribute to an environmental ethics. Participants will develop skills for interpreting ancient religious texts but will also engage secondary literature by ethicists, biblical scholars, and theologians that address the environmental crisis from the point of view of the Abrahamic traditions. An underlying emphasis of the course will be the participation in interfaith dialogue on the environment, exploring common ground for environmental activism.

To register click here.

As a reminder there are many different ways to take a class with the ISSJ:

Our mailing address is: 

Xavier University's Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice

3800 Victory Parkway

Cincinnati, Oh 45207

Inter Parish Ministry: Stomp Out Hunger 5K
Jul
29
7:30 am07:30

Inter Parish Ministry: Stomp Out Hunger 5K

  • Armstrong Chapel UMC

Sign Up Today! 8th Annual Stomp Out Hunger

5K Run/Walk!

Saturday, July 29, 7:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

  Members of Armstrong Chapel’s Vertical Impact Youth Group are busy planning the Eighth Annual Stomp Out Hunger 5K race for Saturday, July 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to lace up their running shoes and walk or run to raise funds to fill the shelves at Inter Parish Ministry’s food pantries. This family-friendly race even welcomes dogs. Michelle Heatherton is the presenting sponsor for the event. The race is supported by Tri-State Running Company, who will be providing prizes for the runners. Other lead sponsors include Dawn Management Company, Park National Bank and the Dan Varner Band.         Last year, Stomp Out Hunger boasted over 250 runners and walkers who enjoyed a scenic course through Indian Hill. “We are excited to host this event again, which makes such an impact on fighting summer hunger.” says Kyle Hazen, Armstrong Chapel Youth Director. “The funds raised will help fill Inter Parish Ministry’s Choice Food Pantry’s shelves, which are usually out of food by midsummer every year."

     There will be food, fun prizes and awards after the run/walk. Plus, new this year is a Youth Team Race for teams of four to six members. Youth Racers aged 18 years and younger can sign up to compete.

   Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. with the run/walk starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. The cost to preregister is $30 with athletic T-shirt and $15 for race only. Day of race cost is $35 with athletic T-shirt and $20 for race only. Preregistration can be made online at www.registrationspot.com.   

End Slavery Now Freedom Market
Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

End Slavery Now Freedom Market

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

End Slavery Now Freedom Market

End Slavery Now Freedom Market
Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This event is free and open to the public.

Shop for freedom! The End Slavery Now Freedom Market is an outdoor fair trade and survivor-made goods market. Your purchases of fair trade and survivor-made goods help eradicate modern-day slavery!

Stay tuned for a complete vendor list.


Forgive|Fight
Jul
18
2:00 pm14:00

Forgive|Fight

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

FORGIVE | FIGHT

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

In honor of Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday, the FORGIVE/FIGHT initiative embodies the spirit of the life and history of Mandela. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years by the South African apartheid government. His crime? Standing up against a government that was committing egregious human rights abuses against black South Africans. Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990 and went on to lead the way for the abolition of apartheid in 1994. He was elected South Africa's first black president later that same year.

Join us on the third floor terrace of the museum by the eternal flame at 2:11 p.m. when 27 FORGIVE/FIGHT statements from Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu will be read in honor of Mandela’s sacrifice for justice and humanity.

12th Annual Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo
Jul
14
9:30 am09:30

12th Annual Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo

  • Winton Woods

The annual Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo is one of the largest outdoor recreation and nature education events for children in the country. This free event for 5,000 children will feature activities designed to let kids move, splash, explore and discover nature. 

The 12th Annual Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at Winton Woods Harbor of Great Parks of Hamilton County. For more information visit the event's homepage.

Brought to you by Green Umbrella and Great Parks of Hamilton County!

Peace Alliance: Paws for Peace
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Peace Alliance: Paws for Peace

How Can Dogs Build Peace in our Justice System?

Innovative Ways to Promote Peace by Teaming Up with our Canine Companions

There is a Powerful Pilot Program in Colorado; Paws for Peace! 

Join us to learn how it's Done!

Interactive Webinar Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

6 pm PDT, 7pm Mtn, 8pm Central, 9 pm EDT

Please consider supporting The Peace Alliance as we continue to share innovative approaches to PEACE! If you work with Therapy Dogs, If you facilitate Restorative Practices, If you desire more communication and connection in our justice system, andIf you LOVE DOGS, Then this hour-long webinar is for you!

**Register for the Webinar Here.** 

 

 

 

Save the Date! Interfaith Hospitality Run4Home 5K
Jul
4
8:30 am08:30

Save the Date! Interfaith Hospitality Run4Home 5K

  • Armco Park

Interfaith Hospitality's 11th Annual Run4Home 5k

Preparations are underway for our 11th Annual 5k event. The event will once again be held at the beautiful Armco Park on Independence Day. The 5k course is wonderfully shaded and winds through picturesque scenery. Walkers are also welcome! Following the race, there will also be a Kid's Fun Run. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Check the race event page for more information and results from prior years.

Registration is now available online! Traditional registration forms are also available here. Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Sponsor forms are available here!

ace volunteers are needed! Please see our signup page for more information.

Stories of Survival: Finding Refuge in Cincinnati
Jun
24
6:30 pm18:30

Stories of Survival: Finding Refuge in Cincinnati

  • Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

June 29

A Speaker Series presented in partnership with the Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education and RefugeeConnect

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. •  Event Begins at 7:00 p.m. on each date

Greater Cincinnati has a long history as a refugee resettlement community, beginning with welcoming Holocaust survivors. Currently, approximately 25,000 refugees call Greater Cincinnati home.

Hear the stories of three survivors. Each event in the series is free-of-charge, but tickets are required. Questions, email or call 513.487.3055.

Reserve Tickets

June 29th Burundi: Connect with a Burundi refugee who spent much of his childhood confined to a camp with only the most basic resources before being safely resettled in the United States, and is now pursuing his education at a Cincinnati university. Hundreds of thousands of families from the central African nation of Burundi are fleeing violence, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture, and persecution. Many Burundi refugees are children who arrive at camps unaccompanied and separated from their families.

 

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RefugeeConnect Funnel Volunteer Workshop
Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

RefugeeConnect Funnel Volunteer Workshop

  • American Red Cross

RefugeeConnect’s “Funnel” program serves as a springboard to educate, train, and place volunteers into meaningful opportunities in a united, city-wide effort to welcome Cincinnati’s refugees, and is generously funded by a “Fuel the Fire” grant from Give Back Cincinnati. So far, Funnel Volunteer Workshops have trained more than 100 community members on welcoming Cincinnati’s New Americans.

Join us for the next RefugeeConnect Funnel Volunteer Workshop:

Saturday, June 24, 2017

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

American Red Cross

2111 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Lite lunch will be provided.

See more..Flyer

REGISTER HERE

The Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators
Jun
19
Jun 23

The Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators

  • The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

The Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators

In partnership with Xavier University, the Holocaust Studies for Educators course provides teachers with knowledge and resources to effectively teach the Holocaust in the classroom. The course features local, national, international scholars and experts in the fields of Holocaust, genocide, religious and diversity education. Teachers will engage in dialogue with survivors and other eyewitnesses, as they study the historical overview of the Holocaust.  Educators will also receive hands on experience with high quality lessons and activities from the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Yad Vashem, USC Shoah Foundation, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

This year’s keynote presenter will be Dr. Marion Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at NYU. She is a three-time National Jewish Book Award winner and her new book focuses on the daily lives and feelings of refugees in Portugal during World War II. She has edited books and taught courses on German-Jewish history, European women’s history, German women’s history, German and European history, as well as European Jewish history, and Jewish women’s history. 

The course is named in honor of Roma and Sam Kaltman, Holocaust survivors who relocated and lived in Cincinnati. The Kaltman’s were committed to education and telling their stories, so that future generations would “not forget.” In its 21st year, the Kaltman’s daughter Sandy, and her husband John Isidor continue their commitment to Holocaust remembrance and education in presenting this course.  Additional funding is provided by the Claims Conference.

The course is open to all educators currently teaching in the classroom.

34 contact hours or an option of 2 hour graduate level credits are available at an additional fee.

Fees: $100 for course, $500 for course and graduate credit. For more information, please contact Jodi Elowitz at 513-487-3055 or jelowitz@holocaustandhumanity.org.

Register Here

JFC Isreality: A Cross and a Star in the Holy Land
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

JFC Isreality: A Cross and a Star in the Holy Land

  • Mayerson JCC

A Cross and a Star in the Holy Land: Jews and Christians in Israel

For the first time in history, after two thousand years of Jewish minorities living in Christian lands, Israel creates the unique situation of a Christian minority in a Jewish country.  Hana Bendcowsky, Program Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations, will explore challenges and everyday realities both groups face in creating a shared Israeli society.

It was only after she moved to Jerusalem that Hana Bendcowsky was exposed to the Christian communities who live in Israel. Since then, she has worked to promote awareness of those communities’ heritage, culture, and traditions among Jewish Israelis. In her job as Program Director of The Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations, Bendcowsky creates opportunities for Arab Christians and Jews in Israel to meet and work together. She holds a master’s in comparative religions from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has two decades of practical experience in interfaith activities in Israel and abroad.

Read more and to register click here!

Know Your Neighbor - Open House
Jun
10
1:00 pm13:00

Know Your Neighbor - Open House

  • Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

We Invite You to an Important Open House

"Only by talking with those who are different from us can we begin to foster true understanding & empathy"

Saturday, June 10 at 1:00 pm, 

This upcoming Saturday, like many Saturdays for years, we are holding a "Know your Neighbor" open house to welcome all members of the the Greater Cincinnati community into our mosque and Center. We hold these events because diversity and mutual understanding between people of all faiths, races, and ages forms the foundation of a strong community.

Due to planned activities of small group of extreme people and the hateful acts of others to stigmatize American Muslims this Ramadan, we are redoubling our efforts to welcome all people to share part of their Saturday afternoon with us to show unity, strength and a belief in the American principle of religious freedom.

Will you join us this Saturday to send a clear message that there is no room for hate or bigotry here in Cincinnati?

RSVP to toursandtalks@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org with your name and number of attendees.

YWCA Father's Day Campaign Against Domestic Violence
Jun
9
Jun 10

YWCA Father's Day Campaign Against Domestic Violence

'On Father’s Day 2016, more than 300 men in Greater Cincinnati took a stand against domestic violence by adding their names to a full page ad in the Cincinnati Enquirer. (See last year's ad here.) In this public statement, men pledged to serve as positive role models and teach peace and tolerance to the next generation. Join us this year as the YWCA recommits to ending domestic violence in our community.

In 2016, YWCA Domestic Violence Services assisted over 6,400 women, men and children and responded to over 2,500 hotline calls in Hamilton, Brown, Adams and Clermont Counties. Your support helps make this possible. This year's ad will be run in both the Enquirer and the Business Courier. Thank you for taking a stand against domestic violence.'

Midwest region Sustainability Summit: Van Jones
Jun
9
8:00 am08:00

Midwest region Sustainability Summit: Van Jones

  • Cintas Center- Xavier University

Highlights for this year's Summit:

  • A keynote address by Van Jones, a globally recognized, award-winning leader in the green economy,
  • A lunchtime awards ceremony honoring area small business leaders who have successfully incorporated sustainability into their business practices, and
  • Breakout sessions to dive deeper into issues such as energy conservation, water quality, local food access, outdoor recreation, sustainable business supply chains and waste reduction.

For detail schedule of events read more here!

Cross The Bridge for Life
Jun
4
1:00 pm13:00

Cross The Bridge for Life

  • Newport Festival Site - Purple People Bridge

"If a man loses reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all life."  Albert Schweitzer

 

Sunday June 4, 2017 starting at 1:00 p.m. thousands of people from the tri-state area will join together for the annual Cross the Bridge for Life.  Participants of all ages demonstrate support for protection for all human life from conception to natural death with a peaceful walk across the "Purple People Bridge" spanning the Ohio River.  The event is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

For more information click here.

Through Our Eyes: Mental Health & Drug Abuse
Jun
2
11:00 am11:00

Through Our Eyes: Mental Health & Drug Abuse

  • Miami University VOA Learning Center

"Through Our Eyes" gives a firsthand account of mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention and prevention from the front lines. Hear from local police, fire and medical first responders, mental health and addiction crisis response staff, representative from the coroner's office, treatment and prevention experts.

AGENDA:

11am-11:30 Registration, Lunch, Resource tables

11:30-12:40 Program, panel discussion

12:45-1:30 Break Out sessions

Panelists include:

Butler County Sheriff – Richard K. Jones

Butler County Coroner – Dr. Lisa Mannix

West Chester Twp. Police Chief – Joel Herzog

West Chester Twp. Fire Chief – Rick Prinz

West Chester Twp, Fire Captain-Troy Bonfield

Medical Director, West Chester Hospital Emergency Dept. – Dr. Elizabeth Leenellett

CEO, Envision Partnerships – Lori Higgins

Executive Director, Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services – Scott Rasmus

Butler County MHARSB/Person in Recovery-Matthew Himm

DATE AND TIME

Fri, June 2, 2017   11:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

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LOCATION

Miami University-VOA  7847 VOA Park Drive

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Organizer:C3 - Caring Community Collaborative

Organizer of Through Our Eyes: Mental Health/Substance Abuse Event

The mission of C3 is to bring diverse sectors (businesses, houses of worship, different cultures) of the community together to educate and raise awareness of community-wide concerns, to identify needs, to build responsive partnerships to address and respond to issues, and to advance the quality of life for our community. 

For Registration click HERE

Interfaith Power and Light: Special Screening of Film: From The Ashes
Jun
1
Jun 24

Interfaith Power and Light: Special Screening of Film: From The Ashes

We are excited to announce an opportunity to host an advance screening of the new documentary film, From the Ashes produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies

We invite everyone in the IPL network to participate in this great opportunity to host a screening between June 1st and 24th, in advance of the National Geographic global broadcast premiere on June 25th.

Sign up to organize a screening by clicking here. 

Per our agreement with the producers, screening organizers must commit to

  • Hold the screening between June 1st and June 24th, 2017
  • Draw at least 20 viewers
  • Share a photo of the screening on social media.

By requesting From the Ashes, you will be agreeing to these stipulations. Doing so will help more people see the movie and help IPL provide more opportunities like this in the future.

There is no cost to screen the film. You will get everything you need, the DVD, materials to promote the event in your community, as well as a screening and education guide to help facilitate the discussion at your event.  Screenings do not need to be held in large scale theater settings - think house party, congregational setting, local library, or in a community center. 

Sign up to host a screening. Click here!

This is a great opportunity for your faith community to discuss positive actions towards a clean energy future. Now is the time when people are standing up and demanding we protect Creation and the health of the planet. 

Thank you for taking action!

Sincerely,

IPL Team

More About From the Ashes:

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration.
 
From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives. Learn more: https://www.fromtheashesfilm.com/

Hunger Walk & Run 5K: Together we can solve Hunger
May
29
9:00 am09:00

Hunger Walk & Run 5K: Together we can solve Hunger

Spend your Memorial Day with us and walk, run, skip, or stroll around the Ohio River!

Now is the time to lace up your shoes and hit the pavement for a tremendous cause! Join us on Monday, May 29th for the 14th annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run! This year's race starts bright and early at 9AM. Since its inception in 2004, the Hunger Walk and 5K Run has raised more than $1,800,000, the equivalent of 5,400,000 meals, for Freestore Foodbank community partners serving 20 counties in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. With each step you are taking you are directly impacting lives of those in our community. Spend your Memorial Day with us and walk, run, skip, or stroll aroundthe Ohio River! Register now and take a stand against hunger!

Your registration or donation will help support the Freestore Foodbank's network of 350 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers. Through this network, we are able to provide 23 million meals each year to hungry children and families in 20 counties in Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. One step a time, one dollar at a time, together we can solve hunger.'

Call 513-482-3663 with any questions.

Support your community agency! View agency map

Religious Holiday: Ramadan
May
26
Jun 2

Religious Holiday: Ramadan

Ramadan

This month-long fast is done to commemorate what, according to Muslims, was the first Quranic revelation to Muhammad, and its observance is one of the Five Pillars of Islam- a list of the great deeds every Muslim ought do in his life to secure salvation.

The month of Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on the year, and its beginning date is based on local moon sightings, making it always somewhat uncertain when it will begin. During Ramadan, Muslims are not allowed to eat, drink, smoke, or have sexual relations from sunrise to sunset. Muslims are supposed to focus on Allah, read their Korans, and give to the poor more than usual during this month as well. Some are exempt, however, from “the rules,” including young children, pregnant women, seniors, and those with serious health conditions. An athlete in intense training can also be exempted, but he would be expected to fast later to make up for missing Ramadan.

The “Iftar” is the time of breaking the fast, and it occurs right after the evening call to prayer. Since people fast all day, family and friends eat late-night meals during Ramadan. 

During the final 10 days of Ramadan, prayer exercises intensify, and many spend all the night in prayer. Finally, at the very end of the month, a large festival called “Eid El Fitr” occurs. Businesses typically let their employees of between one and four days at this time to attend the festival and to recover from the long fast. (Source:https://publicholidays.ae/ramadan/)

Cincinnati Aruna 5K
May
20
9:00 am09:00

Cincinnati Aruna 5K

  • National Underground Freedom Center

Cincinnati Aruna 5K

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Registration required. $30/per person. To register for this event at http://arunaproject.com/events/6514/

Run for Khushboo. Run for Fathima. Run for Mamja. Run for so many others. Run for their freedom during the 9th annual Aruna Run. Money from both the entry fee and additional sponsorship will benefit the Aruna Project, an international human rights organization focused on bringing and sustaining freedom to the sexually enslaved in South Asia through employment marked by holistic care. 

This event is presented by the Aruna Project, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and End Slavery Now.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

  • Christ Church Cathedral

The Taft Lecture Series of Christ Church Cathedral, in partnership with the United Way and Community Action Agency, is pleased to present:

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER

MATTHEW DESMOND, PH.D.

Social Justice Advocate • Urban Ethnographer

Speaking on his best selling book,Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Monday, May 15, 7:00 pm.

The event is free but tickets are required. Click here to reserve your ticket.

Parking is conveniently located at Queen City Square Garage, directly across the street from the cathedral’s Fourth Street entrance, for a $5 fee.

About Matthew Desmond

'Matthew Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he joined the Harvard Society of Fellows as a Junior Fellow. His primary teaching and research interests include urban sociology, poverty, race and ethnicity, organizations and work, social theory, and ethnography.

'Desmond is the author of four books: On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters (2007), Race in America (with Mustafa Emirbayer, 2015), The Racial Order (with Mustafa Emirbayer, 2015), and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016).  He also is the editor of the inaugural issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Volumes 1 & 2: Severe Deprivation in America (2015).

Desmond has written essays on educational inequality, dangerous work, political ideology, race and social theory, and the inner-city housing market.  Recently, he has published on the prevalence and consequences of eviction and the low-income rental market, network-based survival strategies among the urban poor, and the consequences of new crime control policies on inner-city women in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Demography.

The principal investigator of the Milwaukee Area Renters Study, an original survey of tenants in Milwaukee’s low-income private housing sector, Desmond’s work has been supported by the Ford, Russell Sage, and National Science Foundations, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

His New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, and the Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writers Award, and is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest. It was named one of the Top Books of 2016 by nearly three dozen outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal. Including it on her personal best-of-the-year list, Jennifer Senior of the New York Times also called it 2016’s most “unignorable” book: “Nothing else this year came close.”'

Read more http://cincinnaticathedral.com/taft-lecture/

The Sultan and the Saint: A Story of Muslim-Christian Peace
May
7
5:45 pm17:45

The Sultan and the Saint: A Story of Muslim-Christian Peace

  • 20th Century Theatre

SUNDAY, May 7th  5:45pm  20th Century Theatre

3021 Madison Rd.  Cincinnati, OH 45209

General Admission: $10
Students w\ID & Seniors: $5  VIP: $50  (VIP includes pre-event reception at 5:00 PM)
Purchase Tickets At: SultanSaintCinci.eventbrite.com

For more information, please contact:

ICGC:  (513) 755-3280 toursandtalks@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org
Brueggeman Center for Dialogue:  cummins@xavier.edu (513) 745 - 3922

During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better. 

Featuring dramatic reenactments and renowned scholarship, this amazing story is brought to life. Scholars interviewed include Michael Cusato (St. Bonaventure University), Sr. Kathy Warren (Sisters of St. Francis), Suleiman Mourad (Smith College), Homayra Ziad (Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies), Paul Moses (The Saint and the Sultan), and others. View

 

March for Racial Justice
May
6
3:00 pm15:00

March for Racial Justice

  • 1755 East Broad Street Columbus, OH, 43203 United States

March for Racial Justice May 6, Columbus  

AMOS is part of a statewide March for Racial Justice on May 6th in Columbus. In a state that has witnessed the deaths of Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Tyre King, John Crawford III, and Sam DuBose just in the past few years, we know we have a lot of work to do in Ohio to counter the mass criminalization of people of color. The march will last from 3-5 PM and begin at 1755 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203. We do have a bus available that will leave from the Tryed Stone New Beginning Church parking lot promptly at noon on Saturday May 6th. Please RSVP to reserve a seat on the bus.

World Refugee Day Cup
May
6
9:00 am09:00

World Refugee Day Cup

  • Xavier University

World Refugee Day Cup

Soccer Tournament and Family Fun Day...Activities for Kids- Community Resource Fair- Food Concessions- Student Scholarship Ceremony- Refugee Empowerment Initiative Awards

Saturday, May 6 2017 9am-5pm

Xavier University: 3800 Victory Parkway

About the Annual World Refugee Day Cup

Four years ago, RefugeeConnect began an invitational soccer tournament as an opportunity to welcome refugees in a manner that is familiar to families across the world, with over 200 athletes (both men and women) from 15 teams from ten countries of origin competing. This event brings together communities in Greater Cincinnati for a family-friendly day that includes not just the “World Cup” style soccer tournament, but a family-fun area, a resource fair, and an awards ceremony!

Sponsored by Xavier University, Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Academy of World Languages, Junior League of Cincinnati, WUHS, InterfaithCincy, American Red Cross,HIAS, FC Cincinnati

For more information click here!

May 4th: National Day of Prayer!
May
4
12:00 pm12:00

May 4th: National Day of Prayer!

Please join in solidarity on May 4th for the National Day of Prayer!

Say a special blessing for our families, friends, congregation, community, city, country, and world!

Re-Thinking Racism Organizers Present: Pro-Action Cafe
May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Re-Thinking Racism Organizers Present: Pro-Action Cafe

  • Mayerson JCC

Re-thinking Racism Organizers Present: Pro-Action Cafe

Now that you’ve attended one or more Rethinking Racism Open Space events, or even if you’ve found this for the first time, you might have found yourself thinking, “Where can I go with my passion and energy?” “What can I do?” Rethinking Racism has been thinking about this, too. We have a plan and you’re invited to participate!

The Pro-Action Café is a chance to bring any of your musings, ideas, projects and dreams to the table and have the opportunity to talk with others about their thoughts and ideas. Perhaps a workable plan will emerge and you will have some people to work with you – or you may find a project or plan that “strikes home” with you, in which case you can be part of a group working on something about which you feel passionate. There will also be people who have experience and a level of expertise bringing their talents to the table in the form of information, the “right” questions, and recommendations.

The attached flyer gives the basic time, place and registration information. Additionally, we want you to know that, because of the nature of the evening, this is a limited attendance event. We can accommodate 50 people. RSVPs through eventbrite are necessary.

Our hope is that out of this past year of talking, sharing and listening, will come action that will contribute to the raising up of equality and equity in our city.

For more information click here.

People's Climate Rally Cincinnati
Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

People's Climate Rally Cincinnati

  • Fountain Square

People's Climate Rally Cincinnati

 Saturday, April 29, from 12-2pm

Fountain Square

520 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

It's coming this Saturday!  In solidarity with the National People's Climate March in DC, all are invited to join together to express concerns about climate change, environmental protection, biodiversity loss, national park protection, water and air quality, and more. People of many faith backgrounds will be present to voice these concerns in hope that public leaders will prioritize care for creation.

The Facebook event is here.

Don't miss it!

Faith Climate Action Week
Apr
17
Apr 23

Faith Climate Action Week

Get ready for Faith Climate Action Week, April 17th- 23rd!

Join with more than 1200 faith communities to spread the word about climate change and take action on the greatest moral issue of our time.
Order your kit now, and receive 100 postcards for your senators, a prayer flag project, global warming fact sheet, action sheet, social media phto project, and access to extra materials – all for just $15. There are a limited number of pre-printed kits so get yours now. 

Please click here to order your 2017 Faith Climate Action Week kit.

The theme of the 2017 Faith Climate Action Week is "Act on Climate” and will focus on how we can protect our climate and energy policies.  It is vitally important that our elected officials know that, as people of faith, we demand action on climate change and that we believe having strong climate policies is our moral obligation to protect future generations.  With your help, we can make sure the faith voice is heard loud and clear in Washington.

The Faith Climate Action Week website provides sample sermons, worship resources, and other printable materials. With your help congregations in all 50 states will take part, and with your help will send thousands of postcards to senators to urge them not to weaken the EPA and our climate protections.

Click here to find downloadable and printable materials.
Once you plan your Earth Day festivities, talk, or other event please post them on our Faith Climate Action Week Event Calendar to invite your community to learn and talk about climate change.
Thank you for joining the national faith movement to stop global warming.

With faith and hope!