Speakers Bureau

The OSU Interfaith Council is a group of diverse campus ministries and faith-based student organizations. Our mission is to encourage and support spirituality and the faith development of students and the Ohio State community while promoting interfaith cooperation and understanding in a religiously diverse academic community.

We are pleased to announce a Speakers Bureau service to the campus community starting in Autumn 2021. Our objective is to provide speakers from diverse faith traditions on topics related to faith and spiritual identities as well faith-based speakers on social justice issues for on-campus programming on request by student, faculty, and staff offices, organizations, and individuals as well as campus-affiliated organizations. There is no expectation of an honorarium for the speakers we will recommend. Most of our speakers will be from the Ohio State campus and the Central Ohio community. We are pleased to offer speakers from the following religious traditions: Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist and others.


  • October 2021: Faith & Grief; Faith and the LGBTQ Community
  • November 2021: Faith, Kindness, & Civility
  • December 2021: Faith, stress management and depression
  • January 2022: Faith and Justice
  • February 2022: Faith and Intimate Relationships
  • March 2022: Gender Roles and Faith Practices
  • April 2022: Faith and Ideologies of Success; Faith and discerning career paths

Speaker requests should be made at least few weeks in advance by clicking here. Questions, if any, should be emailed Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia at butalia.1@osu.edu.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Faith and sexuality
  • Faith and the body
  • Faith and intimate relationships
  • Faith and justice
  • Race and religion
  • Faith and ideologies of success
  • Who is God?
  • Faith, kindness, and civility
  • Faith, stress management, depression
  • Gender roles and faith practices
  • Faith and grief
  • Faith and tragedy
  • Faith and anger management
  • Prayer, meditation, & mindfulness
  • Rest as a faith practice
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Faith and discerning career paths
  • Faith shifting
  • Faith and community
  • Joy & happiness in faith
  • Making meaning of events
  • Art of authentic conversations
  • Religious Holidays & Observances