Sacred Connections Past Events

Past visits and photos

List of past events

September 23
Sacred Connections hosted by Fort Ancient Museum
6123 OH-350, Oregonia, OH 45054
Visit Fort Ancient: a place to Honor First Americans

October 15
Sacred Connections hosted by the Baha’is of Cincinnati
2723 Montana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

November 4
Sacred Connections hosted by Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
8092 Plantation Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069
‘Know Your Neighbor’ Tour. The ICGC is an “open” Center, where Muslims can worship, learn and gather socially. They also welcome their neighbors, friends and colleagues of all faiths to come and learn about Islam and get to know their fellow Americans who are Muslim and their commitment to community and service. 

May 24
Sacred Connections at Vietnamese Buddhism Temple
Chùa Bảo Lâm (Jeweled Forest Monastery) –

April 25
Congregation Beth Adam
On April 25th, 2023, sacred connections hosted a Conversation with Robert Barr, the founding Rabbi of Congregation Beth Adam. Sitting in Beth Adam’s unique sanctuary, participants they learned about the philosophy and practices of this ground breaking congregation.

March 19
Sacred Connections Hosted Cincinnati Friends Meeting
On March 19th, 2023, the Cincinnati Friends hosted the first Sacred Connections event of this year. Rev. Jim Newby and Sabrina Darnowsky gave a wonderful presentation to the guests about their faith, their beliefs and practices, and their history.  The presentations were followed by silent worship, after which the Friends had arranged for fellowship with the guests over some delicious home-made refreshments. Their Friends meeting house, the community of Friends, and the entire event were uplifting and enlightening to those of us who didn’t know much about the Quakers.  The script of the entire presentation is here in this link given below for those who missed this event, and would like to learn about the faith of the Friends.  We are grateful to Rev. Newby, Sabrina Darnowsky, and their Friends for hosting us and welcoming us so warmly into their religious home.  Thank you, Cincinnati Friends Meeting!

September 11
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

September 17
Baha’i Presentation at The Baha’i Center

September 24
Sacred Connections with Beulah Baptist Church

October 1
Talk and tour of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

May 4
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains
On May 4, 2022, a group of EquaSioners and other guests toured the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati. It was so wonderful to be together again in person for our “Sacred Connections” program after two years of virtual programming due to the pandemic! Leading the tour was Father Jan Schmidt, rector of the Basilica. Father Jan shared with us the history of the cathedral and the Catholic population in the Cincinnati, which included early marginalization within society. The cathedral itself was built in the Greek revival style to resemble the architecture of government buildings such as the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., to visually proclaim the message that Cincinnati Catholics were loyal Americans.  The cathedral is home to priceless treasures including an expansive marble interior, an extraordinary Venetian glass mosaic filling the rear wall of the sanctuary, a replica of Michelangelo’s exquisite Pieta in the baptistry, sacred relics, and a cherished sliver of the cross of Calvary.  We appreciated how openly Father Jan shared his Catholic beliefs and practices with our interfaith group. We learned about transubstantiation, prayer and the intercession of saints, and baptism. We gained a greater understanding of our Catholic neighbors and friends from this experience. A special thanks goes to Andrew Musgrave, EquaSion member of the Catholic faith, for coordinating this tour for us.
Submitted by Marlaina A. Leppert-Wahl

June 7
Ohio Buddhist Vihara (Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple)
(Host: Aruni Marapane – Buddhist Chaplain)
Toured the temple premises and temple grounds, participated in a traditional chanting and blessing ceremony conducted by the Buddhist monks. Light refreshments and conversation.
Address: Ohio Buddhist Vihara, 1831 Miles Road, Cincinnati OH 45231. 

July 17 
Introduction to Zoroastrianism
(Host – Becca Desai, Zoroastrian Association of KY, OH, & IN)
Cincinnati Bahá’í Center

February 28
hosted by Adath Israel Congregation: View Video

March 14
hosted by the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati: View Video

April 11
hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: View Video

May 30
hosted by the Zoroastrian Association of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana: View Video


K.K. Bene Israel/Rockdale Temple (January, 2019)

Cincinnati Friends Meeting (February, 2019)

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (February, 2019)

Zoroastrian community (March, 2019)

Sikh Gurdwara Sahib (April, 2019)

First Unitarian Church (May, 2019)

Baha’i community (June, 2019)

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (July, 2019)

Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati (August, 2019)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (October, 2019)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (October, 2019)

Legacy Pointe Church (November, 2019)


Slideshow: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains

Photos: Church of the Resurrection

Slideshow: other event photos