Festival of Faiths

  • July 31, 2022
  • 1:30 PM
  • August 07, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • virtual

Organization: Equasion

About these events:

Sunday, July 31 

  • 1:30 PM Opening devotional observance – virtual
  • Register for Zoom link.
  • Each year the Festival of Faiths officially opens with an Interfaith Devotional Ceremony. This is a unique spiritual gathering that brings together leaders from the diverse religious communities of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. The Interfaith Devotional Ceremony represents a beautiful mosaic of reverence composed of sacred readings and prayers from our many religious traditions including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Native American traditions and Zoroastrianism. This opening event is a transcendent experience you will not want to miss. Again this year it will be streamed.
  • 3 PM Faith for Earth: A Call for Action – virtual
  • Register for Zoom link.
  • This presentation, based on the book, Faith for Earth: A Call for Action, by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Parliament of Religions, describes the essential, unshakeable reverence that all religions have for creation and nature. Be inspired to become part of the flourishing global interfaith movement that is increasingly bringing people together to protect and sustain life on Earth.
  • 4:30 PM Sacred Connections: Celebrations and Ceremonies – virtual
  • Register for Zoom link.
  • Please register for this educational and enjoyable virtual program in which we will watch and learn about some celebratory ceremonies from faiths like Zoroastrianism, Islam, Baha’i, and Buddhism. We will present a Zoroastrian Jasan ceremony, an Islamic Coming of Age ceremony, the Baha’i faith’s Spiritual Education for Children, and the Sri Lankan Buddhist New Year.
  • 7 PM How to Start a Green Team in Your Congregation – virtual
  • Register for Zoom link.
  • Having a Green team in a house of worship enables congregational lay members to influence attitudes and daily behaviors to take better care of our planet for future generations. Panel members representing different faith communities will share their expertise on how to form a Green Team in your congregation to unite members to work together for a sustainable environment for all.

Monday, August 1

  • 12 PM Spiritual Meditation – virtual
  • Register for Zoom link.
  • Meditative devotion and prayers are means of strengthening our spiritual connections, reducing fear and anxiety, and achieving inner peace in our hectic lives. This virtual session invites you to view meditative devotions as practiced by: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cincinnati Friends (Quaker), and the Zoroastrian faith traditions. The session will include 8-minute faith meditations or devotionals concluding with a Q&A session. Take a break from your rushed lives and come join our meditative sessions!
  • 7 PM Social action (90 mins) – virtual
  • Register for Zoom link.
  • The 2022 general election is quickly approaching, and the social action committee of the Festival of Faiths wants to ensure you are informed and engaged. Join us for a virtual presentation with a panel of distinguished civic experts and public officials who will unpack the impact and interplay between faith, racial equity, and voting. Learn how your faith community can be involved in nonpartisan voter outreach, what you can do as an individual, and why it’s pivotal to lean into the political process at a time where democracy is being questioned.

Tuesday, August 2

  • 12 PM One America (90 mins) – virtual
  • Register here for Zoom link.
  • The Science: Identity, Group Formation, Polarization, and Setting Group Norms & Leading in Divisive Times
  • The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s JCRC is partnering with One America Movement to build a united American society by eliminating toxic polarization. You will learn about how the relationships between identity and group formation can feed into polarization. This will also cover how creating positive and inclusive identities and groups can stop polarization. This is the first of three One America events planned in partnership with JCRC.
  • 4 PM Compassionate Conversations – in person at The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
  • Register here to attend.
  • What moments of inspiration have we experienced in our religious and spiritual life? How have those moments compelled us to work for the common good? We’re hosting Compassionate Conversations three times (twice in-person and once online) during the week of the Festival of Faiths to explore these questions across religious lines through personal stories and encounter. We’ll start as a large group before breaking into groups of 3-4 to share personal stories about INSPIRATION.
  • 7 PM Sacred Connections: Celebrations and Ceremonies – virtual
  • Register here for Zoom link.
  • Please register for this educational and enjoyable virtual program in which we will watch and learn about some celebratory ceremonies like a Sikh wedding ceremony, a Chrism Mass Ceremony, and more, from faith groups like the Sikh community, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 7 – 8:30 PM Youth JOY Event – in person at the ish Garage at 4113 Langland St, Cincinnati, OH 45223
  • Register here to attend. View the full event flyer.
  • The Beloved Community Youth invite all teens to gather for a joyous time of fun, food, games, and discussion. One of the best ways to work for the common good is to share the joy that keeps us going!

Wednesday, August 3

  • 1:30 PM Compassionate Conversations – virtual
  • Register here for Zoom link.
  • What moments of inspiration have we experienced in our religious and spiritual life? How have those moments compelled us to work for the common good? We’re hosting Compassionate Conversations three times (twice in-person and once online) during the week of the Festival of Faiths to explore these questions across religious lines through personal stories and encounter. We’ll start as a large group before breaking into groups of 3-4 to share personal stories about INSPIRATION.
  • 7 PM Spiritual Meditation – virtual
  • Register here for Zoom link.
  • Meditative devotion and prayers are means of strengthening our spiritual connections, reducing fear and anxiety, and achieving inner peace in our hectic lives. This virtual session invites you to view meditative devotions as practiced by: Baha’i, Buddhism, and Judaism faith traditions. The session will include 8-minute faith meditations or devotionals concluding with a Q&A session. Take a break from your rushed lives and come join our meditative sessions!

Thursday, August 4

  • 8 AM Compassionate Conversations – in person at the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in West Chester
  • Register here to attend.
  • What moments of inspiration have we experienced in our religious and spiritual life? How have those moments compelled us to work for the common good? We’re hosting Compassionate Conversations three times (twice in-person and once online) during the week of the Festival of Faiths to explore these questions across religious lines through personal stories and encounter. We’ll start as a large group before breaking into groups of 3-4 to share personal stories about INSPIRATION.
  • 4 PM Discussing Race: Leading Faith-based Conversations – virtual
  • Register here for Zoom link.
  • Tammy Bennett and Priya Klocek will lead a discussion based in part on the AMS discussion guide prepared by former JCRC intern Aaron Torop.
  • 7 PM Portraits in Faith – virtual
  • Register here for Zoom link.
  • Enjoy the interfaith multi-media documentary project created by Daniel Epstein as he travelled the world as a P&G Marketing Director. Portraits in Faith is the world’s most extensive set of testimonies on the subject of faith conducted by one person and includes 450 people in 27 countries sharing the pivotal experiences of their spiritual journey. Daniel will share his journey and video clips of how people around the world have answered the questions he poses. He will also share an approach to dialogue called “Sacred Listening” which Daniel defines as “receiving the story of someone you perceive to be ‘the other.’ Preview Portraits in Faith here online.

Saturday, August 6

  • 3:30 PM Spiritual Meditation – virtual
  • Register here for Zoom link.
  • Meditative devotion and prayers are means of strengthening our spiritual connections, reducing fear and anxiety, and achieving inner peace in our hectic lives. This virtual session invites you to view meditative devotions as practiced by: Hinduism, Islam, and the Roman Catholic faith traditions. Each session will include 8-minute faith meditations or devotionals concluding with a Q&A session. Take a break from your rushed lives and come join our meditative sessions!

Sunday, August 7

  • 12 – 5 PM Festival of Faiths Exhibition – in person
  • Cintas Center at Xavier University
  • Community leaders and thousands of others will gather together at the Cintas Center and enjoy cultural foods, merchandise, youth and adult activities, over 60 faith-based exhibitors, cultural and ethnic music, and entertainment. The exhibition begins with a short opening ceremony including the Mayor’s proclamation. Special performances will continue on the stage throughout the day. This will be the largest interfaith gathering in the greater Cincinnati area.

More information can be found here.

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