2024 Theme: Nonviolence

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The 2024 theme of “Nonviolence” comes from the Global Ethic document, which was created by representatives of the world’s religions to capture the ethical commitments that are shared by all people, regardless of belief system. These common core values form a foundation from which we can act.

The practices of nonviolence lead to a community free from physical harm as well as free from emotional, spiritual, and structural harm. We engage these practices both individually and communally.

Many of our religious traditions have specific words to describe these commitments: Ahimsa, Beloved Community, Revolutionary Love, Tikkun Olam, and more. We will use the best resources from our traditions to guide us in living out this theme together in 2024.

Will you join us?

Jennifer Vasquez, Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Multifaith Meditation Group

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Women’s Group Book Club

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Men’s Group

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Multifaith Meditation Group

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Multifaith Meditation Group

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Multifaith Meditation Group

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Summer Series – Updated Date!

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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.


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.

Interested about learning more about what we’re doing?

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