Interfaith Association of Central Ohio


To build a multi-faith community which fosters harmony, appreciation, & respect among different faiths.

The IACO Mission

Latest Interfaith News

Upcoming Events on the Interfaith Calendar

Please contact the host organization to confirm!


Columbus Faith Coalition Against Violence

Becoming Peace: One Person at a Time
Sunday, February 7, 2016, 45 p.m.
Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Enough Already: How to Talk about Tough Issues and Remain Calm
Facilitator: Christy Caine 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 pm
First Community Church, Brownlee Hall, South Campus, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43221

ALC Film Discussion Group: “Woman in Gold” 
Facilitator: Laura Elliott 
Friday, February 12, 2016, 6 p.m. – Pizza / 6:30 p.m. – film begins
First Community Church, Wicker Room, South Campus, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43221

Globalizing the Human(ities) – CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion, 2016 Annual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh, May 6-7, 2016
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2016

Jewish Federation of Columbus: Presentation by Dr. Susanna Kokkonen
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Jewish Federation of Columbus, 1175 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209

Katherine Borland, Associate Professor of Comparative Studies
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
The Ohio State University Campus, Hagerty Hall, Room 180, 1775 College Road, Columbus, Ohio  43210

Religion: A Recipe for Peace or Violence?
Friday, February 19, 2016, 4 p.m.
Otterbein University, Roush Hall, 27 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio  43081 
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Church of the Master United Methodist, 24 North Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio  43081

Care and Share Time Bank Community Potluck

Sunday, February 21, 20166:30-8:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Fellowship Hall, 93 West Weisheimer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Religious Tolerance in the Edicts of Ashoka
A “Buddhism for the Curious” talk by Shi Glenn Ge Jie Gustafson, OPB
Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism, 1200 West Fifth Avenue, #104, Columbus, Ohio  43212

IACO 4th Saturday Gathering
(membership in IACO, JACO, or IWWG required – see details below)
Saturday, February 27, 201612-1:30 p.m.
JungHaus, 59 West Third Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201

6th Annual Black History Community Celebration
Join us in a celebration of Black history, culture, and art that features local performing artists and art projects by local school children
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 4 p.m.
Trinity United Church of Christ, 1200 Shanley Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43224

IACO Spiritual Sharing1st Wednesday
Wednesday, March 2, 201612-1 p.m.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Slowter Lounge93 West Weisheimer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Sidestepping Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism: Resetting the Terms of Secular Description
A Center for the Study of Religion University Lecture by Peter Gottschalk, Wesleyan University
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, Room 165, 1858 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43210

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Chiara Lubich
Friday, March 4, 2016, Memorial Mass at 6:30 p.m. followed by light refreshments
Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43219

Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability
A Northwest Earth Institute course
Wednesdays, March 16 through April 27, 2016, 7-8:30 p.m.
Simply Living Office, 2350 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43202