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    April 18 … A busy day for CIC

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    It's not unknown for the Center for Interfaith Cooperation to offer two events on a single day. On Saturday April 21st, for instance, you are invited to tour Masjid Mum'ineen, then come to the Indiana Interchurch Center for a reading by local Muslim poets. On Saturday May 9th, tour the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, then drive to the Indiana Interchurch Center for an evening of humorous Hindi poetry. Wednesday April 18th is special. We are organizing three important and interesting events.

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    Ways to remember the Holocaust

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    "The history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals, societies, and governments. We should always remember the terrible events of the Holocaust and remain vigilant against hatred, persecution, and tyranny."

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    Images from the Death Café

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    For those who didn't get to attend the Death Café, here are some images of what you missed.

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    April 21 — Hindu Temple + Hindi poetry = a glimpse at a remarkable culture

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    April 21st CIC offers two chances to learn about Hindu culture and religion first hand. First tour the magnificent Hindu Temple of Greater Indianapolis. Then listen to an evening of humorous Hindi poetry.

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    May 5 — Masjid + Muslim poetry = new friends

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    CIC is pleased to present two opportunities to learn more about Islam and Muslims on May 5th. First, a Sacred Spaces Tour of Masjid Al Mum'ineen, then a reading by local Muslim poets.

April 18 … A busy day for CIC

It's not unknown for the Center for Interfaith Cooperation to offer two events on a single day. On Saturday April 21st, for instance, you are invited to tour Masjid Mum'ineen, then come to the Indiana Interchurch Center for a reading by local Muslim poets. On Saturday May 9th, tour the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, then drive to the Indiana Interchurch Center for an evening of humorous Hindi poetry. Wednesday April 18th is special. We are organizing three important and interesting events.

Ways to remember the Holocaust

"The history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals, societies, and governments. We should always remember the terrible events of the Holocaust and remain vigilant against hatred, persecution, and tyranny."

Images from the Death Café

For those who didn't get to attend the Death Café, here are some images of what you missed.

April 21 — Hindu Temple + Hindi poetry = a glimpse at a remarkable culture

April 21st CIC offers two chances to learn about Hindu culture and religion first hand. First tour the magnificent Hindu Temple of Greater Indianapolis. Then listen to an evening of humorous Hindi poetry.

May 5 — Masjid + Muslim poetry = new friends

CIC is pleased to present two opportunities to learn more about Islam and Muslims on May 5th. First, a Sacred Spaces Tour of Masjid Al Mum'ineen, then a reading by local Muslim poets.

Don Knebel on “Points of Departure”

Don gives series of talks at churches around Indianapolis, covering topics of religious history and theology. His latest series is called "Points of Departure." It covers the history of the Christian Church(s) from its beginnings to the Reformation.

Social Justice Stations of the Cross

On March 30th CIC was honored to participate in the Justice Stations of the Cross organized by Pax Christi. See what you might have missed.

Keith and Lewis Turner remember RFK’s speech about MLK’s assassination

On April 2nd come to the Interchurch Center at noon to talk with Lewis and Keith Turner about their memories of a historic evening. Let's talk about what has and hasn't changed in race relations since 1968 ... and what changes we can continue to make.

Indy Star on the Death Cafe

October 2017 saw the third Death Cafe CIC has hosted with Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue. The Indy Star reports on the experience. Don't miss the next Death Cafe April 6th

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is celebrated by almost Christians (although not on the same day: Western Christian celebrate it this year on March 25; Eastern Christians on April 1).It marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem roughly a week before His resurrection. 

Inspired music at the Interfaith Banquet

One of the favorite parts of the Annual Interfaith Banquet is the music. This year’s was particularly good. Before the Banquet began, guests listened to the Lilly Ensemble, a string trio of Butler students: 

“A Legacy of Interfaith Community Building”

Ray Mills Media produced this video about Rabbi Sandy and Rabbi Dennis Sasso for the 2018 Annual Interfaith Banquet. 

Thank you letter from Rabbi Sandy and Rabbi Dennis Sasso

"Beyond the honor, we felt embraced by a community with which we have been privileged to collaborate over many years. It is a pleasure to see how the CIC has grown and how it has extended its reach and built bridges across faith and cultural communities."

Rabbi Dennis Sasso at the Interfaith Banquet

One would have to search long and hard to find a rabbi more wise and erudite as Rabbi Dennis Sasso. His remarks on the challenge of interfaith engagement deserve to be read by all.

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso’s remarks at the Interfaith Banquet

Rabbi Sandy Sasso is one of the finest story-tellers of this generation. In her remarks at the 2018 Interfaith Banquet she was at her finest. Center for Interfaith Cooperation Interfaith Ambassadors of the Year Award March 18,

Balbir Singh reports on the Interfaith Banquet

"Rabbi Sandy Sasso and Rabbi Dennis Sasso were presented the 2018 Interfaith Ambassadors of the Year award at a glittering function organised by Center for Interfaith Cooperation. A large number of dignitaries graced the occasion."