WHAT WE DO IN Ohio

KEEP OUR NEIGHBORS SAFE

By meeting together before violence threatens to break out, we can build networks to support each other in dangerous times.

Ohio is a crossroads state in politics and a melting pot for faith. Faith in Public Life Ohio brings a unique voice into the media stream by combining faith leader advocacy with strategic planning at the statehouse. These faith leaders play a critical role in shaping public policy and the public narrative. Ohio FPL provides these leaders with the strategic communications tools needed to deploy their voices.  

 
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IMMIGRATION JUSTICE

Immigrant families are under attack right now: on the border and in our city. Families are getting ripped apart by deportation, caged at the border and forced into hiding because of fear. 

 

Join us to declare families belong together and make Ohio a welcoming place for all of our neighbors.

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HARM REDUCTION

We are all worthy of life and in need of mercy. That includes our people in our community and family who use drugs, even when that drug use causes pain for others. Almost all of us have lost a loved one, a friend or a neighbor to overdose. Many of the lives lost could be saved. We have tools that can bring people back, and reduce the harm to our family and friends, but we’re not reaching everyone who is in need. That is what we are doing with our harm reduction work: building a community where people can survive.

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PREVENTING VIOLENCE

When anti-Muslim radicals protested outside a Columbus mosque at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. We met them and formed a “barrier of love” in front of the mosque, protecting our neighbors’ right to worship and live in peace.

We are going to keep working to build an Ohio where everyone can worship without fear.

OUR LEADERS

Rev Dan Clark

Rev. Dan Clark is Ohio Director at Faith in Public Life. In this role, he builds relationships with clergy and faith leaders around Ohio to amplify a faith voice around issues and moments for the common good, justice, and compassion. He has spent his career in church and nonprofit leadership in Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, and Colorado, having raised nearly $20 million dollars for various projects and mobilizing over 400 people to participate in 30 service trips to programs and projects in Central America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. 

Blyth Barnow

Blyth Barnow serves as the Harm Reduction Faith Coordinator for Faith In Public Life. She is a preacher, harm reductionist, writer and community organizer. She is the founder of Femminary, an online ministry focused on reclaiming dignity by finding divinity in the profane. She is currently working to establish harm reduction resources for faith based communities and has already brought her worship service, Naloxone Saves, to several states. 

 

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Washington, DC 20033

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