Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of many faiths in community

Living Room Dialogue at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

October 27th -- Join the next CIC Living Room Dialogue by visiting Mt. Zion Baptist, one of the city's oldest, largest, and most important African American churches.

Heartland Films and more movies!

October 20th to 30th -- Heartland Film Festival is offering friends of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation to see great films at a discount while donating to CIC's mission

Race, law enforcement, and congregations

October 24th -- As the third in its three-part series of interfaith workshops on emergency preparedness for congregations, join a discussion of race issues, law enforcement, and communities.

Healing through radical truth

"We cannot place the certainty of correctness or the image of unity above the well-being of the vulnerable. We have to expose the violent, shaming, silencing things we do everyday and listen to the survivors who are hurting. Only the radical truth will heal us."

AmeriCorps VISTA member Kat Gagne

One of the newer members of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation is Kat Gagne, an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Kat generously shared a few minutes to tell us about herself. Given that we now live in a global community with tensions rising between various religious and ethnic groups in many areas, it is more important than ever to find common ground with those whose world view may differ from ours, seek understanding, our shared humanity and lead by example for future generations.

Congratulations to Cardinal Tobin!

Central Indiana's Catholics and members of the interfaith community (as well as many others around the world) were happy October 9 when Pope Francis appointed Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin to the College of Cardinals.

Historic and political streams of Islam: Intra-faith and inter-faith challenges and opportunities

October 20th -- Dr. Muhammad Shafiq is an expert on world religions and has led intra-faith and inter-faith leadership workshops around the world.

CIC and IUYA’s Chickadee Award

“A Chickadee bird was chosen to remind [us] of its ability to respond to any injustice with courage despite size and influence. Chickadees are small animals, but they are highly adaptable and brave. In this way, the Chickadee Bird Award is symbolic of leaders leading with courage and seeking new avenues of growth.”

Death Cafe

October 14 --CIC and the Indiana Pagan Community Outreach & Dialogue invites you to eat cake, drink tea, and talk about death civilly … because increased awareness of death means a more fulfilling life.

Truth and Nonviolence—A Sustainable Paradigm for Coexistence of Human Societies

October 9th -- A talk by CIC Board member, Professor Vimal Patel on the Universal Teachings of Krishna and Gandhi

CIC shows off its musical skills

September 29 was the annual Fall Festival at the Indiana Interchurch Center. The Center for Interfaith Cooperation contributed the music with "The Mr. Lewis Get Down Band" (named after Lewis Turner, who keeps the Interchurch Center running smoothly.

The Refugee Crisis in Europe and its Impact on the European Union

October 20th -- German Consul General Herbert Quelle comes to Marian University to discuss the unprecedented number of refugees from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa seeking a new home in Europe.

“Indianapolis transforms into ‘Mini World’ of all religions”

Balbir Singh published this review of the 2016 Indy Festival of Faiths in the Punjab News Express.

5 reasons to watch the film “Beyond Borders”

September 22nd -- Butler will be the venue for an excellent film about the right of humans to migrate ... and what promises to be an excellent discussion after the film

Indy FOF procession of faiths & other videos

See a video of the Procession of Faiths at the 2016 Indy Festival of Faiths

KP Singh on the Indy Festival of Faiths

CIC Board member KP Singh has attended interfaith celebrations across the world ... we believe he thinks the Indy Festival of Faiths is one of the best.