12:10-12:50 PM

Interfaith Service

(Cintas Center, XU Campus)


12:50 - 1:00 PM

Faith & Civic Leaders Processional

1:00 - 1:20 PM

Opening Ceremonies

(Cintas Center, XU Campus)

1:20 - 5:00 PM

Festival Exhibits & Vendors

On-going faith-based entertainment

Compassionate Conversations

Children & Youth Activities


American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Cincinnati Chapter

American Red Cross, Greater Cincinnati/Ohio Valley Chapter

AMOS Project

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Baha'i Community of Cincinnati

Bethany School, Society of the Transfiguration

Catholic Charities of Cincinnati

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue

Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Xavier University

Churches Active in Northside (CAIN)

Christ Church Cathedral 

Cincinnati Friends Meeting 

Cincinnati Jewish Teen Collective

Cincinnati Police Department Faith Outreach

Clifton United Methodist Church

Community Friends Meeting

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Crossroads Church

Diocese of Southern Ohio

Faith Community Alliance (Poor People's Campaign)

Franciscan Friars of Cincinnati

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

Glendale New Church

Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Builds

 Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion


Amelena Designs Inc.


Association for India's Development

BLOC Ministries

Creative Creations by Wolfeyes

Dolly Mehta

dude, seriously hot sauce

green lime arts

Mounira Francis

SparkLight Creative Group

The Silver Lady II

Spectrum Wood


Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati

Holocaust and Humanity Center

Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice, Xavier University

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC)

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Islamic Association of Cincinnati

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Jain Center of Cincinnati-Dayton

Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford

Jewish Community Relations Council 

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Just Love


Legacy Pointe Church

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC)

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Museum of Spiritual Art

New Thought Unity Center

Ohio Valley Pagan Society

One Church of Mercy 

Over the Rhine International Film Festival

Philippus United Church of Christ

Presbytery of Cincinnati

Rastafarian Community of Cincinnati 


Ruah Woods

St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church

St. Chavra Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission

Sarah Center, St. Francis Seraph Ministries

Sikh Gurdwara of Greater Cincinnati

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Transforming Families Ministries

Turkish American Society of Ohio (TASO)

Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati

United Methodist Church, Ohio River Valley District 

Women Walking West

Women's Interfaith Network Cincinnati Suburbs (WINCS)

World Affairs Council, Cincinnati and NKY

Youth for Understanding USA
Zoroastrian Association of OH, KY and IN

1:30 PM

Dr. Dana Gregory Griffith: Chanting of 21 Praises of the 21 Taras, 21 female Buddhas

1:45 PM

Nueva Alianza (New Covenant): St. Leo Guatemalan Band

2:00 PM

Kathanauki School of Dance: Hindu kathak dancers

2:15 PM

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Liturgical Choir: Representing multiple parishes

2:30 PM

Daniel Bingamon: Native American flute songs

2:45 PM

Rastafarian Community of Cincinnati: Devotional performance

3:00 PM

Shalom Israeli Folk Dancers: Dancing to traditional Jewish melodies

3:15 PM

Cincinnati Sikh Gurmat Sangeet: Devotional music

3:30 PM

Praise and the Nigerian Cultural Group: Traditional African music

3:45 PM

Al-Nasheed Group: Singers from the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati


4:00 PM

Yachad: Combined Synagogue band


4:15 PM

Corinthian Baptist Church and Stillwell Blue, a local brother-sister duo


4:30 PM

Natya Hasta School of Dance: Hindu Bharat Natyam Dancers


4:45 PM

Cincinnati East Stake Choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Singers from the suburbs northeast of Cincinnati


5:00 PM

Turning of the World: Closing song for all attendees, led by Rabbi Meredith Kahan


youth & children Activities

Young people are welcome at the Festival of Faiths! For the youth 10-18 (ish) we have:


  • “BeSpoken.” Youth can craft and share stories of compassion within their religious traditions and have them recorded in a story-telling booth from BeSpoken Live.

  • Watch rosary making from the Catholic tradition side-by-side with Islamic bead bracelet making.

  • Learn about Kids4Peace in Cincinnati.

  • “Color Compassion” in your own way.   We will have various cultures symbols and languages spelling out ‘compassion’ ready to be colored.

  • "Compassionate Art" piece:  an art-cube will be available for you to imprint your vision of compassion - a word, design, or symbol.


Festival attendees are invited to participate in Compassionate Conversations.  These facilitated conversations model civil discourse and authentic interfaith dialogue. In 20 minute increments, participants will engage in conversations that allow for meaningful engagement, sharing personal experiences and viewpoints and tackling challenging contemporary issues.  Compassionate Conversations topics include addiction, immigration/refugees, civility, racism, and hunger/poverty. 

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