Past Events

2022 Virtual Events and Descriptions


Opening devotional observance

Sunday, July 31, 2022
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.


Faith for Earth: A Call for Action

Sunday, July 31, 2022
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.


Celebrations & Ceremonies Part 1

Sunday, July 31, 2022
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.


How to Start a Green Team in Your Congregation

Sunday, July 31, 2022
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.


Spiritual Meditation Part 1

Monday, August 1
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, Community Friends Meeting (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!


Social Action

Monday, August 1
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.


Talk to Your Neighbor: One America Movement

Tuesday, August 2
Exploring the science behind our divides: Identity, Group Formation, Polarization, and Setting Group Norms & Leading in Divisive Times. The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s JCRC, the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC), and EquaSion are 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.