The 2024 Festival of Faiths begins Sunday, August 25

Festival Leadership

As the largest interfaith festival in the greater Cincinnati area, The annual Cincinnati Festival of Faiths is a week of programming made possible by amazing volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, and vendors.

The 2024 festival theme

Compassion through Action: Engaging with a spirit of Hope and Peace

MAIN EXHIBITION:

Sunday, August 25,
12 – 5 PM

Xavier University’s Cintas Center

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
(via Zoom):

August 26 – August 28

PEACE WALK:

Thursday, August 29
6-8 PM

Ault Park

Festival leadership

Honorary Co-Chairs

Aasees Kaur

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Rev. Dr. Jim Newby

The Very Rev. Owen C. Thompson

Deborah Vance Ph.D.

Steve Vance

FESTIVAL PLANNING COMMITTEE

Jan Armstrong Cobb
Afreen Asif
Bekky Baker

Mary Anne Bressler
Dr. James Buchanan
Jake Campbell
Mimi Chamberlin
Cynthia Cummins
Teresa Davis
Becca Desai
Sandra Driggins-Smith
Lauren Goldberg
Michael Hawkins
Adam Hayden

Rev. Dr. John Ivey
Miriam Jackobs
Rabbi Meredith Kahan
Sandy Kaltman
Danya Karram
Aasees Kaur
Rumana Khan
Justin Kirschner
Aruni Marapane
Karen Martin
Minda Matthews-Smith
Alycia McClurg
Andrew Musgrave
Rev. Dr. Jim Newby

Saira Noor 
John O’Keefe, Ph.D.
Maliha Omar
Penny Pensak
Sr. Christine Pratt, OSU
Terrie Puckett
Riz Raj
Lisa Rosner
Amy Rubenstein
Rabbi Samantha Schapera
Zeinab Schwen
Samantha Searls
Bruce Seidel
Jan Seidel

Sandhya Shenai
Rev. Melanie Slane
Jeremy Spiegel
Nalini Tandon
Joey Taylor
Shaheen Toor
Deborah Vance. Ph.D.
Steve Vance
Autumn Wheeler
Rabbi Gary Zola, Ph.D.

Faith communities represented in EquaSion’s Cincinnati Festival of Faiths since its first year (2018)

Baha’i
Buddhism
Christianity

African American Episcopal (AME)
African American Episcopal Zion (AME Zion)
Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME)
Church of Christ, Scientist
Disciples of Christ
Eastern Orthodox
Episcopal/Anglican
Evangelical Lutheran Church of     America
Friends/Quakers
Maronite Catholic
Mennonite
National Baptist Convention
Non-Denominational
Presbyterian
Roman Catholic
Swedenborgian
Syro-Malabar Catholic
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
United Church of Christ
United Methodist

Center for Spiritual Living
Church of Scientology
Hinduism
Indigenous/Native American
Islam
Jainism
Judaism
New Thought Unity
Paganism
Rastafarianism
Sikhism
Unitarian Universalism
Zoroastrianism