The following is a list of organizations that are committed to working together toward a more interfaith Cincinnati.
"The AMOS Project is a multi-congregation, social justice community organization. We organize congregations around community issues that impact the poor and working families. We develop the leadership skills of people to be active in public life. We are motivated by faith traditions and inspired by American Democracy."
CAIN is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community.
The Caring Place was established in 1982 by a coalition of churches serving Golf Manor, Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, and Silverton. Our goal is to provide a variety of services to members of our communities who find themselves in need of food, clothing, furniture, rent and utility assistance, family development and support groups.
"CICWJ was found in 1997 by religious leaders and is affiliated with Interfaith Worker Justice. The group organizes and educates to improve wages, benefits and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers, and supports collective bargaining rights."
"Founded by James N. Gamble of Procter & Gamble in 1924, City Gospel Mission helps the homeless and hurting break the cycle of poverty and despair … one life at a time."
MISSION: The Faith Alliance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization designed to EMPOWER, ENABLE and ENCOURAGE Churches to collaborate, communicate more effectively and respond to the needs of our hurting community.
The Faith Alliance of West Chester & Liberty Township is a collaborative network of Christian Churches who see value in working side by side to serve the needs of our community. We provide a series of services, share resources and participate in local outreach activities. It is our belief that it doesn’t matter why someone is poor. It is not our place to judge. It does matter how we as a community respond to those who want to have a better life. That is the Faith Alliance of West Chester & Liberty Township.
Mission: To develop a spirit of ongoing collaboration between the Cincinnati Police Department and Faith Based Communities in District 3 (the communities of South Fairmont, North Fairmont, Milvale, South Cumminsville, and Roll Hill) will improve the quality of life for all who live, work, or play here.
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Faith Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati (FCA) is a non-profit organization formed more than twelve years ago whose purpose is to be a forum for the sharing of information and community action. The FCA represents clergy, community leaders and representatives of social services who meet monthly, sharing information in an open dialogue about the critical issues that are affecting our community as well seeking counsel on how to raise public awareness. It has often served as a conduit between the community and local government.
We are an international women's movement empowering women to work for world transformation. We are committed to social transformation, spiritual search, ecological sustainability, and the release of women's creative energy throughout the world.
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"We are a coalition of faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on economic justice, women’s issues, human rights, racial equality, peace and the environment."
Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, KIDS4PEACE is a global movement of Jewish, Christian & Muslim youth, dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in divided societies around the world.
Through a network of local chapters, Kids4Peace operates five international summer camps and a six-year, year-round program for more than 250 Palestinian, Israeli and North American youth. Read more..
We are an organization of people and congregations from the Cincinnati religious community. We are conducting a community economic development campaign by creating employee owned cooperative businesses. Co-ops, as they are called, offer people a dramatic opportunity to exercise new control in their lives
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati provides homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities and works with families to find and retain stable housing.
"Our mission is: To provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives."
Loveland Inter-Faith Effort (L.I.F.E.) was organized in 1998 by a group of individuals supported by area churches and the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department as a food pantry to serve clients in the Loveland School District. The organization obtained 501(c)3 status and is now supported by 9 area churches, the Loveland Schools, area businesses, and the community at large.
Our main focus continues to be the Food Pantry. On average, 246 families, or about 495 individuals, visit the pantry each month. Eligibility for our programs is based on Federal guidelines using an income to family size ratio. Most of our pantry items come from individual contributions and local food drives. In an effort to target what is needed at the pantry, a weekly e-mail is sent to over 130 community individuals and several churches. To sign up to receive the weekly e-mail, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"marcc is a coalition of judicatories. By JUDICATORIES, we mean the local, decision-making bodies of national denominations.Each of these judicatories is a valid, autonomous body. MARCC is a coalition, a way of enabling these 16 Jewish, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Protestant and Unitarian-Universalist judicatories to work together on a few, agreed-upon, local social concerns to make life better for people in metropolitan Cincinnati."
To offer help and hope to our neighbors in crisis by meeting their basic needs and providing education that enables them to navigate their way out of poverty.
Inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, we promote the empowerment of individuals with a special focus on disadvantaged women and seniors through proven programs that educate, foster self-sufficiency and support enhanced quality of life.
"The SEM Food Pantry, located on Beechmont Avenue in the heart of Mt. Washington, is a major supplier of food and financial aid to the needy of the Mt. Washington-Anderson Township-western Clermont County area. In 2009, the Pantry served more than 11,700 needy clients."
'Ohio Interfaith Power and Light (OhIPL) is the Ohio chapter of The Regeneration Project’s national Interfaith Power and Light network. We are a growing community of dedicated volunteers and staff helping Ohio faith communities conserve energy, become more energy efficient, and promote renewable energy in response to climate change. Founded in 2007, OhIPL works with Ohio congregations to become better stewards of God’s creation.'
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In the inner-city it is sometimes necessary to work together in order to maximize resources and effect real change. The OTR Faith Alliance is attempting to do just that. We meet monthly to announce new programs, compare ministry, work together in various efforts, and help to build God’s Kingdom in Over-the-Rhine.
"The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center(CIWC) was established in March 2005 to mobilize, educate, and organize low wage and immigrant workers to achieve positive systemic change. The goal is to provide workers with the tools and support they need to transform their workplaces and communities as a whole."
"Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center is the preeminent volunteer organization in the upper Millcreek Valley, dedicated to helping the less fortunate in our thirteen-community area."
In 2006, a small group of women came together from different religious and cultural backgrounds. They were motivated by the same desire to learn about each other and bring that learning to the larger community. Today this group includes Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians - Presbyterians, Catholics, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodists, Lutherans, and a few of us who have homes in more than one community. We meet regularly and have sponsored many events theses past years to promote education, friendship and service.
Our Mission: The Women's Interfaith Network of the Cincinnati Suburbs is a diverse group of women seeking to promote leaning opportunities among different cultures and religious faiths through open discussion, community service and outreach.
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