What we Offer
Women’s Interfaith Network of Cincinnati Suburbs
What We Offer Interfaith Event
by Miriam Jacobs
On April 28, 2019, the Women’s Interfaith Network of Cincinnati Suburbs (WINCS) presented a program called “What We Offer”. This was held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland, Ohio. The program featured many ethnic and religious groups and was free and open to the public. Our first offering were three girls who presented Mexican dances that show the traditions of Mexico. Next we had two Jewish singers who sang songs they had written about peace. We then had Nigerian drummers and dancers that offered folk songs and dances that are used for weddings and coronation ceremonies. The Gajdi Jawani dance group entertained with the style of dance: the Bhangra which is from the Punjab region of India. Then an Native American flute player entertained with songs from Cherokee and Sioux tribes. We then heard a Bosnia Muslim story teller who shared her escape from Bosnia and immigration to the U.S. and assimilation here. Our program was rounded out with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints choir from the north east suburbs of Cincinnati. We did take up a free will offering to benefit NEST which is a mobile learning center located in Loveland and begun by Evangeline DeVol. This outreach provides nutrition, tutoring and academic interventions for low-income children in the Loveland area from K-12 grades after school and for early learners in the morning. The program ended with ethnic treats and fellowship.