Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

2018 Summer Break Youth Camp — register now!

Students, ages 7-13, will engage in a variety of fun and educational intercultural activities with facilitators from Liberia, Mexico, Israel, Zimbabwe, Burma, Pakistan, Iraq, Rwanda and Japan.

What you might have missed not sitting in Ruth Ellen’s backseat

April 28 the Education Subcommittee of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation presented an event, "Cultivating a Lifestyle of Nonviolence." Many who attended called it one of the best CIC events ever

What you’ll see at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

This round of Sacred Spaces Tour of Indianapolis concludes Wednesday May 9 at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. The Tour will be hosted by CIC member Rabbi Shelley Goldman.

What to expect when you see “Rising from Ashes”

May 17th after watching the film about post-conflict reconciliation we'll have a discussion that will include Kizito Kalima, a survivor of the genocide

Everything you ought to know about mental health and the justice system (but might not know how to ask)

Says WFYI: "The Marion County Jail in Indianapolis is at capacity.  And over a third of the inmates, close to 900 people there, are struggling with addiction, schizophrenia, depression or some other mental health issue."

Pierre Atlas — “US must value rights of Native Americans”

Pierre Atlas reminds that the American government's wars on the Lakota were more than ethnic cleansing. It was a religious war too.

Sassos: “We all must learn to work together”

The Indy Star publishes words from Rabbis Sandy and Dennis Sasso when they received the Interfaith Ambassador of the Year award.

Sacred Spaces Tour of the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana

On April 21st — The Hindu Temple of Central Indiana (HTCI) hosted a Sacred Spaces Tour. The theme of discussion was sacred music, a very important topic for Hindus.

Video of “Depression in Congregations” discussion

The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH) hosted a luncheon and panel discussion on depression in congregations, accompanied with an interfaith prayer service, on Wednesday April 18th. In a dynamic interview format, Dr. Arman

Imam Saahir’s eighth visit to the Vatican

This April CIC board member Imam Michael Saahir made his eighth visit to the Vatican with Focolare. Imam Saahir shares some thoughts about Focolare and his most recent visit.

Five reasons to join the next Spiritual Trail walk

April 28th — Learn about ‘the Dreaming’, the traditional religion of Aboriginal Australians, from anthropologist Ian McIntosh, on this walk along the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail. This should be a good one.

“The Partings: Christianity Separates from Judaism”

April 29th — Don Knebel will explore the relations between early Christianity and Judaism. When did Christians stop thinking of themselves as Jews? Why? Was it because of law or culture?

A Living Room Dialogue at a progressive Christian church

April 18th — CIC board member and director of Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation Daniel Meyers hosted a conversation at his church, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Carmel.

A report on the National Workshop for Christian Unity

April 16th-19th — CIC represented at the National Workshop on Christian Unity with CIC executive director Charlie Wiles and board members Fr. Rick Ginther and Jane Gehlhausen in attendance.

5 reasons to join the Sacred Spaces Tour of Masjid Al Mu’mineen

May 5th — Even though a place of worship may not be grandly imposing, it can still be very important. Join the Sacred Spaces Tour of Masjid Al Mu'mineen and learn why.

What to expect at “Cultivating a Lifestyle of Nonviolence”?

April 28th CIC is hosting an important event, "Cultivating a Lifestyle of Nonviolence." By teaching young people practices of nonviolence, we can make neighborhoods safer and healthier places. Don't miss it!