2019 Festival of Faiths at the Cintas Center, Xavier University
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2019 Youth Festival of Faiths Retreat - a Festival of Faiths Activity
The Grail, Loveland, OH
2018 Cincinnati Festival of Faiths
Cintas Center, Xavier University
THIS IS NORMAL
By Isabella Daley , a student at Ohio University.
Inspired by the 2018 Cincinnati Festival of Faiths
Out there, there is hatred.
Out there, there is fear.
There’s mistrust - not understanding.
But there’s peace and love in here.
Out there, people forget
that we should all love as one.
We’re meant to be one family
sharing one earth, one moon, one sun.
In here, this is normal:
no hate, no fear abounds.
Instead of cries of anger,
we hear happy, joyful sounds.
In here, we hear “HELLO!”
And greetings of “Shalom.”
This simple celebration
assures us; this, this is our home.
And, yes, the world’s a good place.
We can be kind and moral.
As we celebrate together,
We know in here, this is normal.