Interfaith Cincy began as a joint academic and interfaith project between the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University and the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Fellowship through Hebrew Union College. The set out to answer the basic question: 'What is the state of interfaith activity in Cincinnati?'
They began by interviewing many leaders and members of diverse organisations across the tri-state metro area. They found a lot of passionate individuals serving their communities through interfaith cooperation toward meeting common needs. They also found that the greater the level of cooperation, the greater the level of success. With this new knowledge in mind, they set about creating a permanent and dynamic resource to serve the interfaith community.
Their goal is to seek out these groups and the services they provide, in order to enable them to expand their capacity. The website provides a communication network for individuals to share success stories and their best ideas, They use academic resources to objectively represent the variety of organisations that they encounter.
The Cincinnati community and faith groups are beginning to work collaboratively with teenagers, refugees, homeless and the families. The interfaith collaboration helps bring people together to have dialogue, build understanding and work together through community activities. As a result, the whole community benefits.