InterfaithCincy, in partnership with A Blessing to One Another, is offering Interfaith Community Engagement Grants. Any Faith community or any faith-based youth group that partners with a faith community or youth group from another faith tradition to work on a community engagement project can apply. To view the grant application, please click here. For Information and application form contact Dr. James Buchanan at A Blessing to One Another at [email protected].
FCGG Members Meeting (Virtual - registration required)
Dear FCGG Members,
It has been a LONG time since we have met, so here’s an invitation to a Members Meeting, December 14th from 7 - 8 pm.
This meeting will take place over Zoom.RSVP to Becca at [email protected]
Please let us know you are coming.
In this meeting, we’ll give you a quick update on what each of our three Working Groups have been doing this past year, but most importantly we want to hear from YOU! We want YOU to also update us on what Climate Action steps your Houses of Worship and congregations have been taking, and how can we help in that process! We also want to hear YOUR IDEAS and what you have learned this past year that you can share with us at FCGG. In this meeting we will spend more time listening to you than us talking about FCGG!
We hope that all of you will join us on zoom as we are truly looking forward to connecting with you! Dec 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
17th Annual International Education Summit (In-Person)
We are proud to announce the 17th Annual International Education Summit which will be held December 7th at Northern Kentucky University titled, "Changing the World Together as Young People".
Student? Teacher? Do you want to solve the world's biggest issues?This is the field trip you WANT to attend. Noel Ifeyani Alumona, an international social development expert, will keynote the event. He started the Shaping the Future Project which provides young people a platform to connect with experts, mentors, and resources to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Learn how when he was just in high school how his passions brought him to be where he is today. You can do it too!
“I used to think the summit was just a big lecture, and now I think it was a great opportunity to network with people in careers that I am interested in,” says Samuel, attendee from 2022 International Education Summit.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT.
We need speed networkers on December 7th from 12pm-1:1:15pm. If interested click here!
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Dr. Christiana Zenner discuss “The Faith Voice at COP28" (Virtual Lecture)
Catholic Climate Covenant and Laudato Si’ Movement warmly invite you to join us for an online conversation with renowned climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Fordham professor of theology, Dr. Christiana Zenner.
The Faith Voice at COP28
Thursday, November 30th at 12- 1 pm (ET)
REGISTER NOW to receive a confirmation email containing the zoom link to join the meeting.
You can also copy/paste the hyperlink below into your browser to register for the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudOusrj4iGdNcpX9iMIDEk9fyl9zvF5N4#/registration
The world’s attention will be on the critically important climate conference (COP28) that begins on Nov. 30th in Dubai. In this timely discussion, Dr. Hayhoe, Dr. Zenner, and staff from Laudato Si’ Movement and Catholic Climate Covenant will provide insight and analysis on:
COP28: The expectations for this global meeting, the key issues the delegates will discuss, and the impact Pope Francis might have when he addresses the delegates on Dec. 2nd.
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, Laudate Deum, and how it might impact the outcomes of the COP28 meeting.
The Vatican’s goals for COP28.
Why (and how) the U.S Catholic community should take action (nationally and globally) as the world debates the climate crisis during and after COP28.
AJC CINCINNATI 2023 Community Service Award Reception (In-Person, Tickets Required)
Please join AJC Cincinnati on Wednesday, November 29th at 5:30 PM for an Award Reception honoring John Stein.
In recognition of his exceptional social vision and civic leadership, in the Jewish and greater Cincinnati community, John Stein will receive AJC Cincinnati’s prestigious 2023 Community Service Award. Inspired by the values of compassion, empathy and "tikkun olam,” helping repair the world, John has proven his unwavering activism in his efforts to shape a brighter Jewish future and uphold the tenets of democracy.
Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Laura Shaw Frank, who serves as AJC’s Director of William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life. She holds a PhD in Jewish history from the University of Maryland, College Park and undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University.
Please help us celebrate John by either purchasing a ticket to attend the event, or making a donation in his honor. Your name or company will be listed in the invitation as a member of the Tribute Committee if done by September 28.
We look forward to welcoming you in November. Heavy appetizers, drinks and dessert will be served. Tickets are required to this event. Click HERE to purchase your ticket.
Cheryl Hutchins Named New Program Manager at Faith Communities Go Green
November 27, 2023
Cincinnati, OH -- The FCGG Energy Efficiency Initiative is marching forward! Over 50 faith communities completed survey forms and answered questions about their facilities’ needs for energy upgrades to lower utility bills and pollution emissions. We have great news!
Cheryl Hutchins, a Community Advocate with over 25 years of experience teaching and training in clinical, community, and classroom settings, has over a decade of management experience mostly in non-profit/ community-based organizations. Ms. Hutchins will contact participating Faith Communities to set in person meetings.
More volunteer opportunities for the FCGG 2024 Energy Efficiency Initiative Energy Assessment Training. Thank you to the many people who volunteered for the first Energy Assessment training. Our first training session is on Thursday, December 7 from 4 to 8 PM.
It’s not too late to join this training session, but you must join before midnight, December 5, 2023. For the location, directions, and to join, please contact our Facilities Working Group leader, Ken Wright, at [email protected].
There will be a second session in January, details to be announced. If you would like more information and/or wish to participate in the January training session, please contact our Facilities Working Group leader, Ken Wright, before Dec 31, 2023, at [email protected].
Check out Faith Communities Go Green new quarterly Newsletter under the Media tab at FCGG.org
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