Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Please use the Indy Festival of Faiths Social Media Toolkit

Want to feel like a thoroughly empowered social media superstar? Use this simple kit, and remember: #indyembraces, #indyCIC, and #indyCIC

Join the Procession of Faiths … but what’s a procession?

At the Indy Festival of Faiths — After Bongo Boy's Drumming Circle draws the crowd together, a Procession of Faiths brings everyone to the Sacred Arts Stage to kick off the Festival formally. But what's a Procession anyway?

What, you may be asking, is the IEC?

The Interfaith Enrichment Corps (IEC) is an AmeriCorps program offering a unique chance to learn, grow, and serve

Who’s connecting the nuts to the bolts for the Indy Festival of Faiths? The steering committee

Festivals of Faiths don't organize themselves. Without this group of committed and dedicated volunteers, the coming of the Festival on September 22 might be bleak.


Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir reflects on a great Christian leader who shaped his faith as a Muslim

Rev. Nathan Day Wilson on Christian Witness in an Interfaith World

Maybe Rev. Nathan Day Wilson will bring us to #Switzerland to hear his talk. Or maybe we can convince him to explain it to us when he gets back to Indy.

Celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos at St. George Orthodox Christian Church

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption) celebrates the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. Orthodox Christians use a way cooler name, and invite us to celebrate with them.

Look who’ll be back at the Festival of Faiths — “Indiana Sisters Making a Difference”!

One of the most popular booths at the 2018 Indy Festival of Faiths was "Indiana Sisters Making a Difference." Sisters Anitha and Vani Sharma provided henna artistry in order to raise funds for an orphanage. They're going to be back, with "Glitter Jars for the Stars"

You don’t have to be Japanese to reunite with your family for the Bon festival

Bon is one of the sweetest festivals you may never have heard of. It's going on now, but the biggest local celebration has already happened. No matter, get together with your family!

CIC Public Statement regarding anti-Semitic vandalism at University of Indianapolis

It's a story that has attracted national attention. Twin sister Israeli basketball players at the University of Indianapolis discover swastikas drawn in their dorm room. CIC condemns but wants to do more than condemn.

Who’ll be at the Festival of Faiths? The Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, that’s who

The Hindu Community has been part of the Indy Festival of Faiths since the beginning. How can you get to know our Hindu neighbors better, before and after the Festival?

Qurbani for the forgotten in Bangladesh

Our good friend Saima Hassan of OBAT Helpers tells us about Eid ul-Adha, one of the important Muslim holidays that’s coming up. You don’t have to be Muslim to participate in the spirit of Eid.

5 reasons we’re happy that weaver Marcos Bautista will be at the Festival of Faiths

Marcos Bautista is one of the finest weavers in North America ... and his story may be better than his art.

Kick off the Festival of Faiths with a “bang!” in the Drumming Circle

Come to the Indy Festival of Faiths early so you can be part of the traditional opening: the Drumming Circle.

Prayer Vigil

Prayer Vigil

CIC board member Patricia Holman, Staff Chaplain of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, invites the community

Learn first-hand — What is childhood trauma?

Learn about the neurobiology of trauma, adverse childhood experiences' (ACEs) effects on health, and other factors that contribute to the mental health of a young person.