A Greater Toledo Compassionate Community

In 2014, this significant initiative of the MultiFaith Council led to official designation as a Compassionate Community as the Mayor, City Council and Lucas County Commissioners passed resolutions affirming the Charter for Compassion. We were the first region and thirty-ninth city to become a part of a global community of now over 86 cities.


To be a significant force and model of multifaith collaboration by addressing critical issues that meet regional needs and by enriching the cultural fabric of the area.


To provide community leadership and facilitate programs that draw together diverse faiths and foster mutual respect, friendship and cooperation in service to the region.

Our Covenant

I vow to consciously grow in the understanding and compassion that will encourage me to live peaceably with all of my neighbors.

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The Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio

About Us

The MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio was founded by Woody and Judy Trautman and an initial Board of Directors in 2001. It became an official non-profit in 2003. It has been a largely volunteer organization.

We seek mutual respect and understanding among all faith traditions, through overlapping strands of education, fellowship, and community service.

We believe that we need to work together to realize our shared humanity.


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