Source: This Week News
On July 31, 2003 This Week News reported that "members of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio have been jumping through hoops lately, making arrangements for the North American Interfaith Network's (NAIN) annual conference, to be held Aug. 9-12 at Ohio State University... The locals will be kept hopping since their major annual event will take place in the middle of the national conference... NAIN's Connect 2003 Conference will take place at various venues in and around the OSU campus under the theme 'Journeys of Faith, Freedom and Justice.' An estimated 400 people are expected to participate... Conference leaders include author Rita M. Gross and Paul Knitter, professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati... Knitter, a Christian, will speak on the topic "Bringing Interfaith Work to Bear on World Conflicts" at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11... Gross, a Buddhist scholar-practitioner, will be the featured speaker for the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio's main event luncheon."