Fostering Respect and Harmony in our Community

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TAM Houses of Worship Tours
Summer Tours of Houses of Worship, now in its 19th year, is sponsored by Toledo Area Ministries. Free and open to the public, we hope you will join us as we explore Toledo area houses of worship. Learn about the worship space, history, worship styles, what they believe and their mission and ministry within the community. Tours are on the 2013 Erase the Hate schedule because we hope that as you learn how your neighbors worship and are involved in the community, you will have a greater understanding of who they are. Most of the sites are accessible and have adequate parking.
# 1 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
#2 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - Calvary Church (Assembly of God) – new location
#3 Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - The University Church (United Methodist)
#4 Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim (Jewish Reform)
# 5 Tuesday, July 23,2013 - Blessed John XXIII (Roman Catholic)
#6 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - First Presbyterian Church of Maumee
#7 Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - Our lady Queen of Peace Chapel
#8 Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - First Church of God, Toledo (tentative)
See details at http://www.tamohio.org/j25/images/Houses_of_Worship_Itinerary.pdf

Saturday, 21 September 2013, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Plant Peace, a local Peace One Day event at The University Church, 4747 Hill Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43615.
The MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio is joining Peace One Day, Religions for Peace, and its Faith Coalition with this local event Plant Peace: planting of Peace Tree, MultiFaith Prayers for Peace, Music, Arts, Garden Tours, Annual MultiFaith Harvest Festival. Founded in 1999, Peace One Day led a successful campaign to unanimously pass in 2001 the UN Resolution recognizing 21 September Peace Day as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.
MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio  jltrautman@sbcglobal.net  419-475-6535
http://multifaithcouncil.org/pages/peaceday13.pdf



Archived Events

June 30, 2013 3:00 PM MultiFaith Council Family Picnic
Rain or shine. Hotdogs, black bean veggie burgers, beverages, chips and salsa provided. Event is free and all are welcome. Please bring pot luck dishes [last name A-I = main dish/casserole; ; J-R = salad/side dish, and S-Z desserts.  All may bring baked goods for dessert contest to be judged by MultiFaith clergy.  Activities for all ages.
Photos http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGw1pxB and http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGwANqK

25th Annual June 23-24 Interfaith Blood Drive Photos http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGzFHXv

Erase the Hate Youth Event at 12th Annual MultiFaith Banquet GOT CONFLICTS? GET COMPASSIONATE! A 2-HR. WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH Free for High School age youth [Middle School youth by recommendation], but registration is required.  Details and registration here.

  • Learn 12 Steps to deal with difficult people (even your family or friends).
  • Improve communication and coping skills when dealing with tough situations like bullying and peer pressure.
  • Share your talents and life experiences with other youth who are coming together to understand the power of compassion in their own lives, and to help Greater Toledo and NW Ohio become a “Compassionate Community”.

3/13/2013, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Jewish Passover Seder for the Interfaith Community; Congregation Shomer Emunim 6453 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH 43560; Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Jewish Family Service Food Bank. All are welcome to attend.  RSVP by March 21st.  Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Wendy Goldstein, JCRC Director wendy@jewishtoledo.org 419-724-0360

University of Toledo Center for Religious Understanding Spring 2013 Events
Wednesday, February 20, 7 pm, Location TBD. "Aspects of Hinduism: Origins, Development and Comparison with the Abrahamic Traditions." By Ramakrishna Puligandla, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of Toledo.

Thursday, March 21, 7 pm, McQuade Law Auditorium, University of Toledo College of Law. “Good Muslim, Bad Muslim and the American Dream.” The Annual Imam Khattab Lecture on Islamic Thought. By Ovamir Anjum, Ph.D., Imam Khattab Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies, University of Toledo.

Monday, April 15, 7 pm, Student Union Auditorium, University of Toledo Main Campus. “Prophetic Peacebuilding: Abrahamic Visions for Peace.” The Annual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue. By Najeeba Syeed-Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Inter-religious Education, Claremont School of Theology.

Visitors parking in the closest University lot during these lectures will not be ticketed. For information on campus buildings and parking locations, visit utoledo.edu/campus/maps/maincampus. For additional information, contact cfru@utoledo.edu or Jeanine Diller at 419-530-6187.Wednesday, February 20, 7 pm, Location TBD. "Aspects of Hinduism: Origins, Development and Comparison with the Abrahamic Traditions." By Ramakrishna Puligandla, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of Toledo.

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3:00 - 7:00 PM 12th Annual MultiFaith Banquet at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University. Tour, informational displays, catered meal and program.Feb 7, 2013 Clergy / Faith leader breakfast – United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week at Monroe Street United Methodist Church; 7:30 -9:00 AM

10/07/2012 7:30 p.m. "8" The Play
University of Toledo, Doermann Theatre 2801 W. Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606
Come and experience a staged reading of "8," a new documentary play by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) about the federal case for marriage equality. Join University of Toledo students, faculty and actors from various Toledo theatre organizations, concerned citizens, and the the LGBT community for this important one-night-only event. Following the performance, stick around for a Q&A with marriage equality advocates to learn more about the fight for equality in Ohio.

9/30/2012, 3:30 – 6:00 PM, Fourth Annual MultiFaith Harvest Festival
Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43620 Everyone is welcome to celebrate the harvest at this potluck community event. Potluck dishes featuring garden produce invited, but not required. Program includes music, displays, virtual garden tour and garden talks.  Flyer


09/18/2012 530 PM - 7 PM Walking In The Sandals Of The Palestinians: Presentation by Sr. Paulette, OSF. CCUP 2955 Dorr St. Tiffin Franciscan Sr. Paulette Schroeder will share her experiences as a member of a Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron, West Bank. She has since founded Project Peace. Pax Christi of Corpus Christi University Parish

Sept. 15-16 International Festival at Islamic Center of Greater Toledo

17th Annual Toledo Area Ministries House of Worship Tours, Tuesdays, June 26th thru August 14th
Starting at 11:00 a.m. lasting approximately one hour.  Free and open to the public. 
26 June, Warren AME Church
3 July, The Buddhist Temple of Toledo
10 July, St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
17 July, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lambertville MI
24 July, Sylvania First United Methodist Church
31 July, Toledo Area Ministries Main Campus
7 August, Aldersgate United Methodist Church
14 August, Cedar Creek South Toledo Campus


05/20/2012, 3:00 – 7:00 PM, MultiFaith Family Picnic/Garden Party, First Unitarian Church 3205 Glendale Ave Toledo, OH 43614-2423, All are welcome to this free potluck event. Provided kosher / halal hotdogs, fixings, salad greens, dressings, beverages, and tableware. Please bring dish to share. Activities for all ages. MultiFaith Council of NW jltrautman@sbcglobal.net 419-475-6535 http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5t313xe3298ae8d&l

04/26/2012, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Spirit of Fair Housing Awards, The Toledo Club, April is Fair Housing Month. Join us at a continuing education class for Realtors in the morning focusing on fair housing advertising, followed by the Spirit of Fair Housing Awards Luncheon at noon. Toledo Fair Housing Center Contactmichaelmarsh@toledofhc.org 419-243-6163 ext. 25 http://www.toledofhc.org

3/28/2012, 7:00 - 8:30 PM,Jewish Passover Seder for the Interfaith Community; Congregation Shomer Emunim 6453 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH 43560; Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Jewish Family Service Food Bank. All are welcome to attend.  RSVP by March 21st.  Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Wendy Goldstein, JCRC Director wendy@jewishtoledo.org 419-724-0360

Jan 16, 2012 - 9:00 AM Martin Luther King Unity Day MLK Celebration Savage Hall - 9am-Noon. Celebrate the memory and message; Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Week 2012 events

11th Annual MultiFaith Banquet The 11th Annual MultiFaith Banquet will be held at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012, from 3:30 - 7:00 PM. We will start with a Youth Festival to celebrate Diversity, the annual Erase the Hate Youth Event, as our program. A mixer with faith displays and appetizers will follow. The dinner will include facilitated table discussions led by Rev. Ed Heilman. The theme will be how the diverse faith traditions involve youth.

Tues, Feb 14 Never Forget – A Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth – Owens College; Findlay Campus - 11am – Noon - FCE 117 (GYM); Toledo Campus - 2-3pm - CFPA Theater

Submission of Proposals for Erase the Hate Youth Event  [dance, drama, music, poetry, monologues, etc. 3-5 mins.] for the Erase the Hate Youth Festival may be made to internZachary Dehm  or Judy Trautman. Accepted participants will receive a cash stipend of $50 - $100, depending on number of performers.

Jan 13, 2012 Noon-1PM Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration The Toledo Hospital Education Center, 2142 N. Cove Blvd., Toledo OH RSVP REQUIRED. A one hour, multi-media, inspirational celebration to honor the global impact of the life and legacy of Dr. King. ProMedica Diversity marie.sprague@promedica.org 419-291-4096

Monday, October 17th, 11am - 4pm to see Toledo Area Ministry's new home at 3043 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43606. (Parking is in the rear of the building off of Lorle St. right off of Bancroft) A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11:30am. We encourage the community to come out and celebrate this memorable moment with us!

24 Oct. - 4-7 PMUT Erase the Hate and MultiFaith Council displays [adjacent tables] for the kickoff of their Multicultural Week.  Student Union Auditorium

24 Oct. - 7 pm, Law School Auditorium. "'Glorious Seraphim Surround the Throne': Apocalypse and Afterlife in Jewish Thought from the Second Temple Period to Today." The Annual Philip Markowicz Lecture on Jewish Biblical Studies by James Waddell, Ph.D., Markowicz Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaism and Jewish Biblical Studies, University of Toledo.

24 Oct, 7:00 PM, “Born This Way: Why a Growing Number of Faith Communities are Welcoming LGBTQ Persons”; Speaker: Dr. Stephen Sprinkle, Professor, Author & LGBTQ Advocate from Fort Worth, TX; University of Toledo, Main Campus, Student Union 2582 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH

Friday, October 28, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Libbey Hall.  2011 Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference:  “Creating a Culture of Peace.”  Sponsored by the University of Toledo Department of History; UT Center for Religious Understanding a supporting organization among others.  Panels run approximately every 90 minutes. See http://www.cultureofpeaceconference.org for more, or contact Dr. Cynthia Jo Ingham, 419-530-2845 or 419-530-2393, cynthia.ingham@utoledo.edu.

11/6/2011, 3:00 PM Interfaith Worship Service to Honor the Dignity of Work & Workers, Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43606, "Worker Justice Through the Lens of Faith”; Toledo Area Jobs with Justice http://www.multifaithcouncil.org/pages/lensoffaith.pdf

Friday, 11/11/11, 6:30 PM, Premier Toledo Area Screening of Globalized Soul with Filmmakers, First Unitarian Church, 3205 Glendale Ave, Featured Film on UN International Day of Peace, followed by "Meet the Filmmakers Reception" and discussion. Donations welcome.  MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio  http://www.multifaithcouncil.org/pages/globalizedsoul.pdf

Mon – Thu, 11/15 - 18/2010 International Education Week 2010 at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road Perrysburg, OH 43551