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MARCC's Annual Fall Planning Conference, Thurs., November 16th

posted on: Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Mark your calendar! Registration is now open for our fall planning conference to be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 6997 Hamilton Ave., 45231. Time: 5:30 PM, Rev. Barry Bordenkircher, Senior Pastor & Host. To register, click here. If you have accessibility challenges entering the building, please contact our office 2 days prior to the event. Thank you.

MARCC ID Card Next Registration

posted on: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Join us at our next ID Card Event!
DATE:  Sunday, November 12th, 2017
LOCATION: Holy Family Parish Church, 3006 W. 8th Street, 45205 (Price Hill)
TIME: 1st Session, 12 PM; 2nd Session, 2 PM

Collaborative Agreement Refresh Community Forum, September 26th

posted on: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

You are invited! The conversation will focus on community/police relations; where we've been, where we are, and where we will go from here.
Where: Taft High School, 420 Ezzard Charles Drive, 45214 (Downtown)
When: Today! Tuesday, Sept. 26th
Time: 6-8 PM. No dinner will be provided.
Additional details are available at This is the first of three forums.

Intersection Between Poverty and the Environment, Thurs., October 26

posted on: Monday, September 25th, 2017

Join The Women's City Club and its co-sponsors in this provocative dialogue with its guest panelists on this economic justice issue. Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:00 PM. Location: United Way Convening Center, 2400 Reading Rd., 45202. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the Women's City Club website

MARCC Delegates Council Meets October 11th

posted on: Monday, September 25th, 2017

Be informed on state and local upcoming November ballot issues. Following the presentation, judicatories will caucus on the local issues to determine MARCC's endorsement. Speaker: Ms. Burton Roehr, League of Women Voters. Place: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. 8th Street, 45202. Time: 12 noon. To review the issues, visit the LWV official site.

Community Action Against Homelessness Breakfast, October 24th, 8am

posted on: Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Make plans to attend this interfaith collaboration in the fight against homelessness. Coffee and light food will be available. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHN).

Want to Be a MARCC Volunteer?

posted on: Thursday, September 21st, 2017

How can you make a difference in the life of our community's vulnerable populations looking to go forward in life? Become a MARCC ID Card volunteer! Contact us at (513) 721-4843 to sign up.

MARCC ID Card Volunteer Shares his Experience

posted on: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Read how Jewish Community Relations Summer Workum intern, Ethan Khan, shares his experience as a volunteer working with MARCC at one of our successful summer ID Card registrations. 

MARCC Delegates Council Meets September 13th

posted on: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Join us as we reconvene for our monthly Delegates Council meeting this Wednesday at the Holocaust and Humanity Center, Time: 12 Noon, Address: 8401 Montgomery Rd., 45236. Topic: History Informs the Present: A Survivor's Story. Click here for the required RSVP. Guest speaker: Dr. Al Miller, Holocaust survivor. Don't miss out!

Relief From Hurricane Harvey

posted on: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston, Texas and their surrounding counties. Please consider a contribution to the victims of the hurricane. Here is a list of national organizations you can click on with secure websites to send your donation: American Red Cross; World Vision, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; The Salvation Army; Islamic Relief USA; United Jewish Appeal Federation. Thank you for your generosity!

Our Next ID Card Registration

posted on: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

DATE:  Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
LOCATION: Catholic Charities, 7162 Reading Road, MidPointe Bldg., 45237 
TIME: 3PM - 5PM. Click here for further information on what is needed to obtain the ID. 

Workshop: 'Understanding the Impact of Addiction & Supporting Recovery, August 24th

posted on: Monday, July 31st, 2017

Join this opportunity to receive information, resources, and strategies on how to educate and give hope for those suffering from the impact of addiction. View here for more information. Click here to RSVP.

University of Cincinnati Community Forum Update, August 2nd

posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Office of Safety & Reform invites you to attend their Semi-Annual Community Update from the External Monitor, Exiger, Wednesday, August 2nd, 6:00 PM, Hughes High School Auditorium, 2515 Clifton Ave., 45219. (view flyer)

Jury Pool Expansion First Step in Justice Reform

posted on: Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The recent mistrial in the Tensing case once again highlights why there is a lack of trust in the criminal justice system. MARCC responds to Tensing trial verdict. Click here to review OpEd article in its entirety.

MARCC Delegates Council Meets June 14th

posted on: Monday, June 12th, 2017

Join us this Wednesday for a tour and information session with the staff of the Hamilton County Youth Detention Center as we continue to receive information and understanding about our justice system. Address: 2020 Auburn Ave., 45219. Time: 12 Noon. Free parking is available. RSVP  by June 12th is closed.

Cincinnati Perception Survey - Collaborative Agreement

posted on: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The City of Cincinnati announced their review of the Collaborative Agreement. MARCC asks its members, friends and the broader community to take the survey. Non-residents of Cincinnati may also participate in the survey. To do so, click here

MARCC in the News

posted on: Monday, June 5th, 2017

OpEd Articles: 'Cincinnati Police Collaborative Agreement To Get Refresh' (6/2/17); Jury Pool Expansion First Step in Justice Reform' (7/8/17). To view our older articles, go to our NEWS & EVENTS tab, then PRESS ARCHIVE at sidebar.

Revisiting the Cincinnati Collaborative Agreement

posted on: Monday, June 5th, 2017

MARCC has long called for bolstering the Collaborative Agreement. To view the OpEd article, click here.

Response to Cincinnati's General Fund Budget 2018

posted on: Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Read MARCC's statement of recommendations to city council to reduce the burden of the 2018 General Fund budget cuts by improving in two areas - Human Services and the Citizen's Complaint Authority. 

Our Next ID Card Registration

posted on: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

DATE: Wed., May 31st, 2017
PLACE: Catholic Charities, 7126 Reading Road, 45237, MidPointe Tower
TIME: Two sessions, 3 PM & 5 PM. You must call 513-672-3721 to get on the list. Click here to see further registration requirements.

MARCC ID Card Registration, Saturday, April 22nd

posted on: Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Time & Location: 10 AM-2 PM, Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Road. Look for the MARCC ID booth to register.

Let's Talk Let's Listen Session, April 27th

posted on: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Join us as we explore with the community local perspectives on gun violence. Place: Mt. Washington Baptist Church, 2021 Sutton Ave., 45230. Time: 5:30 P.M. Light supper provided. Please RSVP by calling 513.721.4843, or at 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots, May 5th

posted on: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Cynthia Erivo will be the headlining guest artist!  For more information, contact the CSO. This performance will be American Sign Language interpreted.

MARCC Delegates Council, May 10th

posted on: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Topic: 'What Progress Has UC Campus Police Made Since Samuel DuBose Death?' Presenters: Robin Engle, PhD, VP for Safety and Reform; Lt. Colonel James Whalen, Director, UC Public Safety; S. Gregory Baker, Director, UC Police Community Relations. Location: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Downtown Cincinnati.

Prayer Service for Cameo Nightclub Victims

posted on: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Join Pastor Ken Atchinson and the Mt. Washington Baptist Church and other area congregations in a Community Prayer Event to honor the life of O'Bryan Spikes and the other victims of gun violence. 
Where: Mt. Washington Baptist Church, 2021 Sutton Avenue, 45230
Date & Time: Tonight, March 28th, 7:00 P.M.

MARCC ID Card Registration, Friday, March 31st

posted on: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Time & Location: 2-6PM at Catholic Charities, MidPointe Tower, 7126 Reading Road, 45237.

Film: 'Kultar's Mime' postponed

posted on: Monday, March 20th, 2017

This film scheduled for 4/1 has been postponed until early September. Contact or call (513) 601-9087 for further information. 

MARCC Delegates Council, April 5th

posted on: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Our council meets this Wednesday.  Speaker: Stephanie Byrd, Senior VP, Early Learning Strategies, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 12 Noon, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. Eighth Street, Synod Room, Downtown Cincinnati. Guests are welcome!

MARCC 49th Annual Meeting Speech

posted on: Friday, March 10th, 2017

Click here to review the amazing presentation shared with MARCC at this year's annual meeting by Attorney Alphonse Gerhardstein.

An Education Symposium, March 14th

posted on: Thursday, March 9th, 2017

'Combatting Anti-Semitism and Religious Intolerance in our Community'. Free and open to the public. Place: Hebrew Union College, Mayerson Hall, 3101 Clifton Avenue, 7pm. Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Noam Marans. For further information, call 513.621.4020 or click here to RSVP.

ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 9-12th, Duke Energy Center

posted on: Thursday, March 9th, 2017

ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. For times and dates of films and tickets, go to

MARCC Delegates Council Meets, March 8th

posted on: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Join us for an informative meeting on 'The Collaborative Agreement'. Speakers: Alphonse Gerhardstein, Esq., and Iris Roley, Community Advocate. Location: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. Eighth Street, downtown Cincinnati. All are welcome.

MARCC in the News

posted on: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

'Immoral to Repeal Obamacare Without Substitute Ready' (1/13/17); 'Help for Refugees and Immigrants Bolstered', (1/13/17); OpEd article, 'Moving From Political Darkness To Light', (1/3/17). To view our older articles, go to our NEWS & EVENTS tab, then to PRESS ARCHIVE at sidebar.

Delegates Council Meeting, January 11th, 2017

posted on: Monday, December 19th, 2016

Join us for Part two of our December meeting! "Get to Know Them Better: A Tour of the Hamilton County Jail". Host: Major Charmaine McGuffey, Commander, Hamilton County Court and Jail Services Division. Last day to RSVP! or 721-4843. 

Welcome The Stranger event, January 12th, 2017

posted on: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Join us as we reflect on the plight of the migrant in our society and dialogue with immigrants. Thank you for your interest. This event is SOLD OUT.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, 2017

posted on: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition announces their annual celebration at the Taft Theatre, 11:30AM. Visit or contact Keeyana Hall at 513-399-7772 for more information.

MARCC 49th Annual Meeting, February 15th, 2017

posted on: Monday, December 12th, 2016

Place: Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Avenue, 45220. Speaker: Mr. Alphonse Gerhardstein, Esq. Topic: State of Community-Police Relations. To attend, RSVP no later than Feb. 10th by contacting us at 513.721.4843 or clicking onto the following link: - Payment: $25 per person.

Winter Shelter Opens

posted on: Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Cincinnati's new Winter Shelter, Shelterhouse, opens Thursday, Dec. 8th, 7PM-6AM, 411 Gest Street, 721.0643. The shelter operates from Dec. 8th-Feb. 28th of each year, weather permitting.

Office Closed, November 24th & 25th

posted on: Monday, November 21st, 2016

Our office will be closed this Thursday and Friday to observe the holiday. Have a peaceful Thanksgiving and know that all of you are a blessing to MARCC.

MARCC Delegates Council Meets, December 14th, 2016

posted on: Friday, November 18th, 2016

Join us at our next informative delegates meeting!  Topic: Part One - "Who Is Our Local Prison Population?". Speaker: Major Charmaine McGuffey, Court & Jail Services Division Commander. Part Two - "Up Close and Personal: Tour of the Hamilton County Jail", January 11th at the Hamilton County Jail.

MARCC 45th Annual Fall Planning Conference, Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

posted on: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Registration is open to attend! To RSVP click here. Location: Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 7030 Reading Road, 45237. Time: 5:30PM.

MARCC ID Card Next Registration, November 19th

posted on: Monday, November 7th, 2016

Woodward High School, 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. Card fee is $15/cash only. 

Interfaith Prayer Vigil News Coverage, Washington Park

posted on: Sunday, November 6th, 2016

See how MARCC, The AMOS Project, Faith Community Alliance and other members of the faith community joined together for Issues 44 and 53 Sunday, November 6th - WKRC and WXIX.

'Your Vote Counts' Election Forum, November 2nd

posted on: Monday, October 31st, 2016

Join this Mayerson JCC event that will feature 22 local and state candidates at a meet-and-greet at 6:30pm, followed by 'Your Vote Counts' program at 7:30, moderated by Local 12 News host Dan Hurley. Click here for more information.

MARCC Supports Issue 44 and Issue 53

posted on: Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Click here to view information on the issues from the Cincinnati League of Women's Voters non-partisan guide.

Prayer Vigil Sunday, November 6th

posted on: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Join MARCC, AMOS and Faith Community Alliance for an INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE, 5-6 pm, Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine. It is critical that we join together in prayer and ask those affected to vote for Issues 44 & 53.

Humanitarian of the Year Award

posted on: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Mayor John Cranley awards Margaret A. Fox, MARCC's Executive Director, at the 2016 State of the City speech, October 4th. Congratulations! For more information about the evening, please click here.

MARCC 'Let's Talk Again' Session, October 25th

posted on: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Time: 5:30 PM. United Way Conference Room, 2400 Reading Road. Event is free. Session includes a panel followed by group discussions. Free light supper included. RSVP is required.

MARCC Delegates Council Meets, October 19th

posted on: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

"Why & How Your Vote Counts, Issue 44". Presenter: Elizabeth Brown, Esq, Cincinnati League of Women Voters. Location: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. 8th St, 45202. All are welcome.

Delegates Council Meeting, September 14th

posted on: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

'Cincinnati Public Schools and the Preschool Promise Levy', Wednesday, Sept., 14th, 12 Noon. Presenters: Mary Ronan, CPS Superintendent and Stephanie Byrd, Director, Success By 6. Location: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Synod Room, lower level.

Interfaith Prayer Vigil, August 6th

posted on: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Join us in this circle of prayer for unity and peace for our city & nation at Eden Park, August 6th, 2016 at 10:30AM. This will include all members of our human family.

Child Poverty Collaborative Summit, June 25 - Register now!

posted on: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

This will be a one-of-a-kind gathering to engage all of us in how we are collectively going to take on poverty...and improve children's lives together. 

Juneteenth Festival, June 18th & 19th

posted on: Monday, June 13th, 2016

Celebrate Cincinnati's annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival at beautiful Eden Park. The two day free festival will feature live music, flags of the African Diaspora, kids activities, great food and a Father's Day concert. For more information, go to   

MARCC Delegates Council meets Wednesday, June 8th

posted on: Friday, May 27th, 2016

"Renewing Our Commitment: The Children Services Tax Levy," Presenter: Ms. Moira Weir, Director of Hamilton County Job & Family Services. Location: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. Eighth Street, Downtown Cincinnati, 45202.

MARCC Delegates Council Meets, May 11th

posted on: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

"Welcome The Stranger". Presenter: Megan Zarnitz, Director of Refugee Resettlement, Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio. 

Gun Control and the 2nd Amendment. Film: Making a Killing, May 24th

posted on: Monday, April 25th, 2016

MARCC's Let's Talk Session, TODAY! May 24th, 5:30 PM. View film "Making a Killing" followed by panel dialogue at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Room 114. Light supper included. Tickets free but limited. Click here to register. 

ID Card News Coverage

posted on: Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Click in title above to view.

Pushed Out! April 16th

posted on: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

A new short film and discussion about a black family pushed out of Over-The-Rhine by white developers. Free & open to the public, St. Francis Seraph School.

MARCC Delegates Council Meets April 13th

posted on: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

'What Preschool Promise Plan & Funding Option Is Best for Cincinnati Children' Presenter: Mr. Greg Landsman, Project Director.
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 12 Noon, 325 W. Eighth St., 45202. Guests are welcome!

Cincinnati's Housing Code Enforcement

posted on: Monday, March 21st, 2016

New helpful housing tool on the city's website, - Click on any property and obtain information about various types of code enforcement. You can also report problems directly from here.

Rally for Hope: Stop Separating Families, March 12th

posted on: Friday, March 4th, 2016

Rally and 2 mile walk this Saturday, March 12th at 1PM, Holy Family Church, 3006 W. 8th Street, Price Hill. Click here for further information.

After The Uniform - Serving the Veterans Who Served Us, April 7th

posted on: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Be part of the solution to empower our veteran heroes in housing, employment and access to resources on Thurs., April 7th, 8:30 AM, Cincinnati Art Museum Fath Auditorium, Eden Park, 45202. To register: visit

Listen to MARCC on WVXU's Podcast

posted on: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Enjoy this WVXU conversation with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, MARCC president Rabbi Margie Meyer and Pastor Dan Weyand-Geise (former MARCC president) on how interfaith dialogue can be used as a positive conflict management tool.

MARCH Delegates Council Meets March 9th

posted on: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Join us for a thought-provoking presentation of CPD Captain Maris Herold's "New Community-Police Problem Solving Strategy - How PIVOT Works" on Wed., March 9th., 12 Noon. St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 325 W. 8th Street, 45202.

Cincinnati's Refugee Assistance

posted on: Monday, February 22nd, 2016

To volunteer and donate essentials to aid our local refugees, click here to connect with Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio, or call their office at 513-241-7745. 

Tune in WVXU - FM 91.7 at 1PM TODAY!

posted on: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

To hear MARCC President Rabbi Margaret Meyer and former President Dan Weyand-Geise talk about an upcoming interfaith conversation with Rabbi Shapiro!

MARCC's 48th Annual Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 16th

posted on: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Location: Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 45208. Cost: $25.00 per person. RSVP required. Click here for directions to the meeting.

The Glorious, Wondrous and Dangerous Work of Authentic Interfaith Conversation - Feb. 22

posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Authentic interfaith dialogue requires the courage to listen deeply, investigate thoroughly and receive vunerably. Join us for this free event Monday, Feb. 22nd, 6:30PM. First United Church of Christ, 5808 Glenview Ave., 45224. For more information, contact Debra Pinger, 513.985.2960

Delegates Council meets this Wednesday, Jan. 13th

posted on: Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Join us as we start off the year in dialogue about the charge of the Child Poverty Collaborative and how it relates to MARCC's priority of Economic Recovery and Income Disparity. Your presence is welcomed.

Winter Shelter Opens Nightly

posted on: Friday, December 18th, 2015

The new Drop Inn Center, Shelterhouse (old Butternut Bakery building), is now open nightly, 411 Gest Street. Hours: 7PM - 6AM. Phone: (513) 721.0643 

Delegates Council Meets Dec. 9th

posted on: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Join us as we engage with our guest panel in the steps and changes needed to improve student safety and community-police relations in the surrounding neighborhoods of the campus.

A Celebration of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10th

posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

To commemorate in the celebration, a distinguished panel of local women with an advocacy for human rights will share their stories and engage in discussion at the Hebrew Union College. Thurs, December 10th at 7 pm. Panel includes Iris Roley, Jennifer Branch, Dr. Catherine Roma and Marian Spencer.

MARCC OpEd Articles

posted on: Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Click in title above to view articles.

Interfaith Community Response to Refugee Crisis, November 18

posted on: Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Join us as we partner with the Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio in our response to the refugee crisis. To register, click here then scroll to green register button, or call 513.672.3702 for more information. Mayerson Hall, Hebrew Union College (Clifton), 5:30 PM, November 18th.

MARCC's Annual Fall Delegates Planning Conference, Nov. 10th

posted on: Monday, November 9th, 2015

TOMORROW! Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 5:30PM. First United Church of Christ, 5808 Glenview Avenue (College Hill), 45224. To RSVP, email us at or call our office at (513) 721-4843.

Archbishop Schnurr's Opening Remarks: 50th Anniversary Interfaith Dialogue Collaboration Program

posted on: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Click here to view words shared from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr on MARCC's interfaith collaboration, and the relation of the church with non-Christian religions (see page 3, 1st paragraph).

Employment Opportunities!

posted on: Monday, October 19th, 2015

If you are in the market for employment or apprenticeship training for a new skill, visit our Current Concerns page to view our latest information from the Ohio Means Jobs Center!

In Our Time: (Nostra Aetate), 50th Anniversary "Interfaith Dialogue & Collaboration Program"

posted on: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 18th, 6pm-9pm. Click here for more information, then to the EVENTS tab on the Xavier website.

MARCC Delegates Council, THIS Wednesday, Oct. 14th

posted on: Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Time: 12 Noon. We hope you will join us at this interactive and enlightening open forum. Speakers: Mark Curnutte, VP of Marketing of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League and editor of 'The State of Black Cincinnati' with Chara Fisher-Jackson, new Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League.

Building Bridges to Break Barriers, Wednesday, Oct. 14th

posted on: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM, First Unitarian Church (Avondale), 536 Linton St, off Reading Road, 45219. Hamilton County Re-entry invites you and anyone with a criminal background to join us!

First Ladies Health Initiative, Oct. 11

posted on: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Cincinnati's First Ladies Health Initiative is joining Walgreen's in the fight against chronic illness by providing free health testing on-site at a host of participating churches in the Greater Cincinnati area, this Sunday, Oct. 11. Click the above link for a full listing of locations and times. 

'The Secret History of the West End', Oct. 11, 2015

posted on: Friday, September 18th, 2015

Building a community across races and religions. Presented by the Betts House. Walking Tour: Sunday, Oct. 11th at 1PM. 

Delegates Council Meeting, September 9th

posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

"MARCC Advocates for Local Immigration Recommendations". Join us as we reconvene to learn, be informed and play a significant role in the forthcoming Task Force recommendations. 

Housing Symposium Event! Tuesday, Sept. 22nd

posted on: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

"The Future of Affordable Housing" CMHA Symposium. Open to the public per registration. Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Duke Energy Convention Center, Downtown Cincinnati, 8:30AM - 6:00PM


posted on: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The MARCC office will be closed this Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday.


posted on: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Listen to the June 24th recorded interview as our Executive Director, Past President and Baptist Ministers Conference delegate expound on our history and current mission in the community on

21st Annual JUNETEENTH Festival! June 20 & 21

posted on: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Daniel Drake Park on Red Bank Rd., (Kennedy Heights). Join the nationwide celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States!

Health Care Professional Launch

posted on: Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Interested in becoming a health care professional? Contact the University of Cincinnat at

Delegates Council Meets TODAY, June 10th

posted on: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Our Delegates Council meets today at the Volunteers of America Transitional Housing Center. Topic: How Do You Re-Enter?

Annual Cincinnati Homeless Stand Down, June 26th

posted on: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

This will be a one-day event dedicated to linking homeless individuals and families to much needed community resources. To be held at Washington Park in Over the Rhine.

I Shall Not Be Silent: Joachim Prinz Documentary, May 19th 2015

posted on: Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The Cincinnati screening by R Squared Productions traces the life of Joachim Prinz and his contributions to strengthening Jewish-Black relations in America. Due to limited seating, please RSVP!

Anna Louise Inn, June 9th 2015

posted on: Monday, May 11th, 2015

The new Anna Louise Inn is almost complete! Please join in celebration at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Delegates Council Meets May 13

posted on: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Join us for our Delegates Council meeting THIS Wednesday, May 13th. Our topic: Showing Me the Numbers - Regional Indicators Update.

Delegates Council, Wed, April 8th: Time to Talk About the 13th Amendment

posted on: Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Join us for MARCC's next Delegates Council meeting to celebrate and discuss the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Follow us as we view the PBS documentary about the amendment, 'Slavery by Another Name'.

Unveiled: A Play, March 29th

posted on: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show, Sun., March 29th, 6PM. Click here to RSVP. Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, 8092 Plantation Dr, West Chester, OH 45069. (513) 755-3280. 

Film: Hatecrimes in the Heartland, March 24th, 2015

posted on: Friday, March 13th, 2015

A film by Rachel Lyon. An award winning documentary that explores our national epidemic and tells the powerful stories of survivors, activists and affected community leaders. Free entry with RSVP. Panel discussion immediately following to reflect issues on diversity, inclusion, the media and justice today. For more information, contact the

AJC 22nd Annual Intergroup Seder, March 26th, 2015

posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

All are welcome! If you would like to register your church group, high school or college religion class, please go online to:

Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later

posted on: Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Exhibition is open at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, January 30th through May 26th, 2015.

Delegates Council Meeting, March 11th, 2015

posted on: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Our next Delegates Council meets Wednesday, March 11th, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in the undercroft.

2015 Annual Meeting, February 10th, 2015

posted on: Friday, February 6th, 2015

NEXT WEEK! The 2015 MARCC Annual Meeting! Our guest speaker: Mr. Harry Black, City Manager, City of Cincinnati. 

Passing of MARCC Member, Alan R. Chandler

posted on: Friday, February 6th, 2015

MARCC member, Mr. Alan R. Chandler, passed away January 12, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at the Montgomery Community Church, 45249, Saturday, Feb. 7th at 10:30 AM. Our condolences, prayers and thoughts continue for the Chandler family.

The Urgency for Interfaith Dialogue

posted on: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Read our letter to the editor on the recent terrorist attacks committed in the name of Islam.

CMHA Voucher 2014 Waiting List, December 9, 2014

posted on: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Now available is the 2014 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List locations, Tuesday 12/16 through Friday 12/19.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory Events

posted on: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cincinnati.
1/18, MLK Interfaith Vespers, Zion Baptist Church
1/18, MLK Chorus, First United Church of Christ
1/19, Annual MLK March, Freedom Center

Delegates Council Meeting, January 14th 2015

posted on: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Our next Delegates Council Meeting is Wed., January 14th, 2015. Speakers: Mary Ronan, Cincinnati Public Schools and Stephanie Byrd, Success by Six. To view flyer.

Fall Planning Conference

posted on: Monday, November 10th, 2014

TOMORROW!  Tues., Nov. 18th, 5:30pm, New Thought Unity Center. We look forward to your presence. For our guests with physical challenges, arrive early, and park in the St. Ursula School parking lot next to New Thought. A wheelchair ramp is also available at the front of the building. Ring the bell for assistance.

Levy Endorsements of MARCC 2014

posted on: Friday, November 7th, 2014

MARCC unanimously supported the five public school levies on the 2014 ballot for Hamilton County, The Family Services & Treatment Levy Issue 6 and the Health & Hospitalization Levy 7. See how Cincinnati voted...

Delegates Council Meeting, December 10th, 2014

posted on: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Our next meeting is Wed., December 10th, 12 Noon, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. The guest speaker will be Cincinnati Police Chief, Jeffrey Blackwell. Open to the public. No Charge. Guests are welcome.

Passing of Friend of MARCC

posted on: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Friends of MARCC supporter, Mr. Charles Judd, passed away October 18, 2014. He was laid to rest Saturday, November 1st, 2 PM at the Christ Church Cathedral. Our condolences, prayers and thoughts continue for the Judd family.

Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Oct. 8th, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral undercroft, 12 Noon. Speaker panel: Imam Ilyas Nashid, Cincinnati Islamic Community Center, Sarah Weiss, Holocaust Center & Jewish Community Relations Council, Shakila Ahmad, Board President, Greater Cincinnati Islamic Center.

Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Join us at our next Delegates Council meeting, Wed, October 8th at 12 Noon, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral undercroft. Guest Speaker: TBA...

Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Wed, Oct. 8th, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral undercroft, 12 Noon. Our guest panel presenters: Shakila Ahmad, Greater Cincinnati Islamic Center, Sarah Weiss, Jewish Community Relations Council and Ilyas Nashid, Cincinnati Islamic Community Center. Guests are welcomed.

National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 23rd

posted on: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Make sure your voice is heard and you are correctly registered to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election. Registration forms can be found at your local public library branch, or go to

Employment Opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati Area

posted on: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Review the listings of job opportunities shared with MARCC provided by the Ohio Means Jobs Center of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

HOME Funding for the Commons at Alaska and Cutter Apartments Projects

posted on: Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Follow MARCC's substantial amendment to action plan for the use of HOME funds for the supportive housing projects in our city.

Recommendations to City Council's 2015 Human Services Budget Proposal

posted on: Friday, June 20th, 2014

Review MARCC's response to City Council regarding their 2015 General Fund Budget for Human Services Funding.

The Increased Rate of Suicide in African American Males, Causes and Prevention

posted on: Friday, June 20th, 2014

Danielle Johnson, M.D., FAPA, presenter. Where: American Red Cross, Cincinnati Chapter, 2111 Dana Avenue, 45207, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Register now at no cost to you.

Art For Hope

posted on: Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Volunteers of America will host these creative, healing works of art of homeless veterans. Tuesday, June 24th, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. RSVP by June 17.

Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Monday, May 19th, 2014

June 2014 Delegates Council, Wednesday June 11th, 12 Noon. Our last meeting before our Summer break. Topic: Responses to Hunger: The Local-Global Connections

May 2014 Delegates Council

posted on: Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Wednesday, May 14th, 12 Noon, Ohio Means Jobs Center 1916 Central Parkway, Topic: Hiring in Action

Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Monday, March 24th, 2014

Wednesday, April 9th St. Peter in Chains Cathedral 325 W. Eighth Street Topic: Honoring Reverend Aaron Greenlea and MARCC's Role in Racial Understanding

Interfaith Prayer Rally for Immigration Reform

posted on: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The approximately 100 people who attended the event asked a higher power to inspire the country to demand congressional leaders to work toward passing comprehensive immigration reform.

Housing Principles

posted on: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati Housing Principles.

The Morality of Medicaid in Today's Enquirer

posted on: Friday, June 14th, 2013

MARCC and other faith leaders bring a moral voice to the issue in an editorial in today's Enquirer.

June 12th Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Hear about foreclosures in Hamilton County from Ellen Frankenburg and Hope Wilson of Working in Neighborhoods

Immigrants Wanted: Rust Belt Cities Need You!

posted on: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article from The Fiscal Times notes Cincinnati's Immigrant-Friendly Resolution and MARCC's immigration reform efforts locally

Al Gerhardstein at May 8th Delegates Council

posted on: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

At the May Delegates Council--The Collaborative Agreement: Where We’ve Been and Where We're Going with Al Gerhardstein

Primer: What Medicaid Expansion Could Mean Here

posted on: Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Article from looks at medicaid expansion proposals for OH, KY and IN and mentions MARCC's advocacy

March Delegates Council

posted on: Monday, March 4th, 2013

Learn more about diversity/inclusion in our region at the March 13th Delegates Council meeting.

2013 Annual Meeting on February 26th

posted on: Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The 2013 MARCC Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 26th at 5:30pm. Mark your calendar!

January Delegates Council

posted on: Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Topic: Keys to Successful Re-Entry for Ex-offenders. Speaker: Phil Nunes, Executive Director of Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio. When: This Wednesday, January 9th at noon in Synod Hall of St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati. See flyer for more details.

Register Now for the 2012 Fall Planning Conference

posted on: Monday, October 15th, 2012

Calling all delegates! Registration is now open for MARCC's annual Fall Planning Conference on the evening of Tuesday, November 13th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. This year the conference will be at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Carthage.

Citywide Clergy Meeting 8/16 with Police Chief Craig

posted on: Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Re: Clergy's Role in Reducing Violence & Improving Police-Community Relations

2011 Annual Meeting is Next Tuesday

posted on: Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

This year, seventeen Cincinnati religious Judicatories will come together to foster a sense of community among all the members of MARCC, share supper, adopt a budget, and elect officers for the coming year, and focus on immigration, one of our key concerns.

Fall Planning Conference at DePaul Cristo Rey High School

posted on: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

On Nov. 15th delegates will come together and vote on 2012's key concerns.

First Interfaith Youth Coffee Hour Meeting

posted on: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth discusses faith and hospitality.

Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth Orientation

posted on: Monday, September 12th, 2011

Join us as we Kick off the 2011-2012 MCIY Academic Year!!

September Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Monday, September 12th, 2011

Affordable Housing in Our Backyard: A Compassionate Response to Housing Issues

June Delegates Council

posted on: Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Speaker: Lisa Isham and Kelly Kremer of Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority will talk to delegates about the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Cover the Uninsured Phonathon: Wed, April 20th

posted on: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Let's Get America Covered... Many Don't Know Their Families Qualify for Medicaid

League of Women Voters Hosts Housing Forum

posted on: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

What housing options exist today for people with mental disabilities? Are there still large institutions? Group homes? Community services to support independent living? Are the services adequate to meet the needs? Where does funding come from?

MCIY Youth World Service Day

posted on: Thursday, April 14th, 2011

MCIY will host our annual Global Youth Service Day at Tender Mercies in Over-the-Rhine.

Next Delegates Council Meeting (April 2011)

posted on: Monday, April 11th, 2011

Living With Current Immigration Laws: Perspectives from a Panel of Immigration Specialists

MARCC joins other local organizations to co-sponsor an evening with Naomi Tutu

posted on: Friday, March 4th, 2011

Naomi Tutu, international scholar, human rights advocate, and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will bring her message of justice and human rights to Cincinnati on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

Next Tuesday: Youth Service with Interfaith Hospitality Network

posted on: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

MCIY will assist IHN in hosting games and activities with children of the homeless families.

Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth Mosque Tour & Meeting Tonight, 6pm

posted on: Monday, February 21st, 2011

This is a little reminder of our upcoming event on Monday, February 21, 2011 from 6pm-8pm at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth Make Blankets for Project Linus

posted on: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Come join us as we make blankets for Project Linus. Project Linus is an organization that donates hand made blankets to local firefighters and police officers who give the blankets to children in need of warmth and comfort.

January Delegates Council at Jimmy Heath House

posted on: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

MARCC will hold its January Delegates Council Meeting at The Jimmy Heath House in Over-the-Rhine, the first permanent supportive housing project to be built in Cincinnati.

December Delegates Council

posted on: Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

At the December Delegates Council Moira Weir, Director Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services, will speak on the “State of Those in Need and the Impact of Budget Cuts”

MCIY: Why Do We Serve?

posted on: Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

METRO CINCINNATI INTERFAITH YOUTH presents WHY DO WE SERVE?: A discussion and reflection on what service is and why we do it on November 9th, 2010 from 6pm-8pm at Beth Adam Temple in Loveland.

2010 Fall Planning Conference

posted on: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

MARCC's annual Fall Planning Conference will be held the evening of Thursday, November 18th at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Please RSVP by November 12.

October Delegates Council

posted on: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

October Delegates Council Meeting Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12pm at St. Peter in Chains Catherdral Synod Hall, 325 W 8th Street Downtown

Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth Fall Orientation

posted on: Monday, August 30th, 2010

We have a fun evening planned for Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth and any youth who wish to join the group! Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6-8pm First United Church of Christ in College Hill

September 2010 Delegates Council

posted on: Friday, June 11th, 2010

September Delegates Council Meeting Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 12pm at St. Peter in Chains Catherdral Synod Hall, 325 W 8th Street Downtown

June 2010 Delegates Council

posted on: Thursday, May 13th, 2010

June Delegates Council Meeting Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 12pm at St. Peter in Chains Catherdral Synod Hall, 325 W 8th Street Downtown Michael Burson, Director of Facilities, Cincinnati Public Schools “The Community Benefits Agreement”

YMCA - MARCC Interfaith Breakfast

posted on: Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Join us at the YMCA-MARCC Interfaith Breakfast on June 10th from 7:30 to 9am, Cost $20 Speaker Hannah McConnaughay – Interfaith Youth Core Chicago, Cintas Center at Xavier University.

May 2010 Delegates Council

posted on: Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 12pm at St. Peter in Chains Catherdral Synod Hall, 325 W 8th Street Downtown Speaker: Mr. Sean Rugless, President and CEO, African American Chamber, Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky

April 2010 Delegates Council

posted on: Thursday, March 18th, 2010

April Delegates Council Meeting Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 12pm at St. Peter in Chains Catherdral Synod Hall, 325 W 8th Street Downtown Speaker: Milton Dohoney, Jr., City Manager, City of Cincinnati Employment: Job Creation & Training and Homelessness/Affordable Housing are MARCC Concerns for 2010. Recently, City Manager Milton Dohoney outlined his administration areas of emphasis for 2010. MARCC has invited the City Manager to have a conversation with MARCC Delegates about theses areas.

March 2010 Delegates Council

posted on: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Speaker Donna Jones Baker, President/CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12pm at St. Peter in Chains Catherdral Synod Hall, 325 W 8th Street Downtown

Annual Meeting 2010 - RESCHEDULED

posted on: Monday, January 11th, 2010

MARCC's 2010 Annual Meeting will be held the evening of Tuesday, February 23 at the First United Church of Christ in College Hill (5808 Glenview Ave) $15 per person for dinner Speaker is Dr. Beth Honadle Please RSVP to the MARCC office.

January 2010 Delegates Council

posted on: Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Our speaker will be Janice Urbanik Director, Construction Career Pathway Project Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network, Greater Cincinnati Foundation Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 12pm

December 2009 Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Speaker: Margaret Wuerstle of the Cincinnati City Planning Department will speak regarding the Comprehensive Plan. Wednesday, December 9 at Noon at St. Peter in Chains Catheral downtown (325 W 8th St)

Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth Meeting

posted on: Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 6-8 pm at Heritage Unitarian Universalist Church We’re going to have some fun and get to know each other, share dinner, and talk about what we want to do as a group this year.

October 2009 Delegates Council Meeting

posted on: Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Speaker: CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan will speak regarding the school levy renewal. October Delegates Council Meeting, Wednesday, October 14 at Noon at St. Peter in Chains Catheral downtown (325 W 8th St)

Metro Cincinnati Interfaith Youth Orientation Dinner

posted on: Friday, July 24th, 2009

August 12, 2009 @ The Mayerson Jewish Community Center Informational evening to gather old and new faces to learn about the upcoming year for MCIY.

September 2009 Delegates Council

posted on: Friday, July 24th, 2009

Speaker: Michael Cervay will speak about the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan September 9, 2009 @ St. Peter In Chains Cathedral,

MARCC's 2009 Fall Planning Conference

posted on: Monday, July 20th, 2009

November 12, 2009 @ Hebrew Union College Delegates will meet to discuss and choose MARCC's Priority Concerns for 2010.

Annual Meeting 2009

posted on: Monday, June 1st, 2009

February 10, 2009 2009 Annual Meeting, held at Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority.

MARCC's 2008 Fall Planning Conference

posted on: Friday, May 1st, 2009

November 18, 2008 Delegates met at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to discuss and choose MARCC's Priority Concerns for 2009.

MARCC 40th Anniversary Celebration

posted on: Friday, October 24th, 2008

October 27, 2008 Friends of MARCC gathered to celebrate 40 years of work and memories.

Annual Meeting

Each February, MARCC delegates, judicatory leaders and board members gather to review the past year and plan for the year ahead.

Press Archive

Read past print articles about MARCC and our key concerns.

Fall Planning Conference

Each fall delegates gather to caucus, debate and vote on two key concerns for the upcoming year.

Annual Reports

The MARCC Annual Report details a yearly overview of the organization's activities and is presented the following February at the MARCC Annual Meeting.

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