Interfaith Celebration

Read an article about EquaSion and the Festival of Faiths in Mover’s and Maker’s Magazine!

Cincinnati Festival of Faiths, the signature event of EquaSion, was held from August 23-30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 3rd Annual Festival consisted of sixteen (16) virtual activities for the entire family that promoted interfaith understanding, unity and collaborative social action. The theme was “Compassion Through Action: 20/20 Vision for Hope, Healing and Justice,” and the activities once again embraced the 30 faith communities and 13 world religions that have participated in previous festivals. More than 1300 attendees “zoomed in” during the 8-day festival, which included interfaith worship, social action & advocacy, choral music, spiritual meditations, brown bag and webinar events, and a panel discussion for youth.

Cincinnati’s annual Festival of Faiths serves as the leading opportunity in Greater Cincinnati to bring together people of all faiths and communities to learn from each other and celebrate our differences. EquaSion’s festival has resulted in the creation of the most inclusive network of faith communities ever engaged in our region’s history.

For a moving testimonial to the amazing experience the Festival provides, we urge you to read this poem penned by a previous participant, Isabella Daley.

For an enlightening collection of essays submitted by 24 faith communities on the topic of the “Beloved Community,” the sub-theme of the 2019 Festival, please click here.