InterfaithCincy, in partnership with A Blessing to One Another, 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. To view the grant application, please click here. For Information and application form contact Dr. James Buchanan at A Blessing to One Another at email@example.com.
Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson, Superintendent, West Ohio Conference, United Methodist Church
Dr. Raj K. Bhatnagar, Member, Hindu Society of Cincinnati
Pastor Henry Zorn, Pastor, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Baktavar F. Desai - Co-Convener, Zoroastrian Association of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana
Deborah Clark Vance, Ph.D., Member of A Mighty Stream Program Committee, Member of the Cincinnati Baha'i Community
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World Refugee Day Prayer Service
Join people here in Greater Cincinnati - and folks around the world - to celebrate the beautiful gifts refugees bring to our community and the critical work being done by people of faith to stand in solidarity with refugees.
World Refugee Day falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
Sponsors: Refugee Connect, Immigrant & Refugee Law Center, Interfaith Cincy, EquaSion, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
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The Virgin Mary in Christian Art with Abby Schwartz
The Virgin Mary has been an inspiration to more people than any other woman who ever lived. Yet, there are shockingly few primary sources of information about Mary. So how can we account for how she is depicted throughout the history of art? Join Skirball Museum director Abby Schwartz on June 10th at 7pm ET for an art historical journey! Click Here to Register!
The Cincinnati Regional Coalition Against Hate (CRCAH)
Our community leaders often say: an act of hate towards any one community is an act of hate towards all.
As upstanders in our community, we assert that Cincinnati is no place for hate. With the re-emergence of white supremacy in the wake of the 2016 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Cincinnatians came together and formed the Cincinnati Regional Coalition Against Hate (CRCAH). With rising division across our nation, it became critical to mobilize. Nineteen founding organizations created this non-partisan coalition; an allyship committed to vigilance against hate activity by supporting impacted communities and fostering acceptance, compassion, and justice for all across Greater Cincinnati. Today, there are more than 40 partner organizations working together to educate the community and monitor incidents of hate in our community. Our rapid response model allows us to effectively respond to hate activity within 24 hours by leveraging a diverse network as the connective tissue between communities thereby providing key resources specific to any particular community. Whether incidents occur on the street, in the workplace, or at school, CRCAH is able to tap into community leaders as needed.
Opinion: Hate Crimes and the Invisibility of Sikhs in America
By: Navkiran Chima
This opinionated-editorial was adapted from a speech given by Navkiran Chima, founder and President of Miami University’s Sikh Student Association, at the Candlelight Vigil on April 22nd for the victims of the FedEx hate crime / mass shooting in Indianapolis, IN held at the SEAL on Miami University’s campus. A link to an article covering the vigil can be found here: https://www.fox19.com/2021/04/22/miami-u-students-hold-vigil-sikh-lives-lost-indy-shooting/
The news of the shooting in Indianapolis was heartbreaking and infuriating. Gun violence is a repeated and unchanging problem in our country. The xenophobic, racist, and targeted nature of this shooting was an act of hate and white supremacy, but furthermore it was one against my community and my identity. My family and I are always potential victims.
It feels like we are in a vicious cycle of anti-Asian hate crimes and racist police brutality. The deaths of Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, George Floyd, and Ma’Khia Bryant were all products of systemic racism. The murder of eight people in this mass shooting, four of them Sikh, is a product of hate. When are we able to catch our breath? When does the disregard for black and brown bodies end? When will the proliferation of hate cease? It is devastating that we as a nation have become numb to these crimes due to their recurrent nature.
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