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Center for Spiritual Living Greater Cincinnati is committed to supporting our congregants, neighbors, and the Greater Cincinnati Community. We affirm, as our founder stated in the Science of Mind Declaration of Principles:

“We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.” ~ Ernest Holmes

CSLGC Initiatives for Youth, Families, and Community at-large

Our Center has been actively engaged in volunteering for community service projects, including:

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • United Nations International Day of Peace
  • Support Food and Toiletry Collection Initiatives for MEAC (Madisonville Education and Assistance Center)
  • Juneteenth – a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Operation Backpack for Local Schools
  • Clean-up and Beautification Projects

Social Justice & Inclusion Initiatives

Through CSLGC’s Inclusion & Social Justice Ministry, we stood with the Community of Madisonville when the only grocery store in the heart of the neighborhood divested, leaving it a “food desert.”

  • We have worked with congregants and area families to assist with finding low-income housing and workforce housing for moderate-income families. The CSLGC Ecclesiastical Team called a meeting of ministers from neighboring faith-based organizations to determine what we, collectively, can do to:
    • Address the concerns of gentrification in the 45227-zip code area which consists of 18,468 people.
    • Determine how we can, as a faith-based collaborative, become proactively involved in housing for all.
  • Due to the displacement of many low income and moderate-income residents to make way for upscale housing, CSLGC determined the need for an Affordable Housing Forum was paramount. CSLGC partnered in the Spring of 2021 with New Thought Unity Center to host a forum to provide a platform for citizens to learn more about a proposed Affordable Housing Trust Initiative for the City of Cincinnati from proponents and opponents of the Affordable Housing Trust.
  • National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. CSLGC Congregants served as volunteers to work the event, plus supplied beverages for attendees as well as police officers.
  • Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival is a week-long celebration of the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, (LGBT) Queer, and Asexual Community. We support this initiative by participating in the Pride Parade and hosting a booth at the Pride Festival on Sawyer Point.