Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of many faiths in community

Please share your thoughts about the 2017 Indy Festival of Faiths

October 15th saw an Indy Festival of Faiths unlike any other. If you attended the Festival, please tell us about your experience.

Culturing for Nonviolence: Religious Families, Community and the Power of Diversity

Through video and interactive simulations, families will learn how various religious traditions instill the values of nonviolence and respecting difference.

Muzaffar Ahmad’s selfie-eyed view of the Festival of Faiths

Indy Festival of Faiths chair Muzzafar Ahmad was not too busy managing the Festival to take pictures with many of the Festival's participants. See Muzaffar with his friends.

A very special Indy Festival of Faiths

October 25th -- The good-spirits of participants ensured that everyone helped out their interfaith neighbors. The Memorial buzzed with the energy of hundreds of participants. Almost everyone walked away with a turban.

What’s coming up on the Sacred Arts Stage?

One of the highlights of of past Festivals has been the Sacred Arts Stage. It's a great way to sample sacred music and dance from around the world. 

Watch “The Sultan and the Saint” at the Festival of Faiths

This year the Indy Festival of Faiths is moving into the Pershing Auditorium in the Indiana War Memorial for a movie. "The Sultan and the Saint" tells an 800 year-old story that is even more relevant to us today. After the film join a discussion.

Some of the activities at the Festival of Faith

Like any great festival, the Indy Festival of Faiths appears to have more activities than any one person can consume in one afternoon. Our advice: participate in as many activities as you can. 

Make new friends at the Indy Festival of Faiths

If you have attended previous Indy Festival of Faiths, you'll want to go on October 15th to reacquaint yourself with old friends. You should plan to meet new friends, too.

KP Singh: “Build bridges among cultures at the Festival of Faiths”

"The Indy Festival of Faiths is a spiritually inspired gathering with an overarching educational, cultural and humanitarian focus and intent. With faiths as traditional anchors, it is another layer among myriad human efforts at making life better."

Join the Procession of Faiths at the Indy Festival of Faiths

October 15th, at the 5th Indy Festival of Faiths, be part of the joyous Procession of Faiths.

SGI-USA Statement on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

"The real struggle of the 21st century will not be between civilizations, nor between religions. It will be between violence and nonviolence. It will be between barbarity and civilization in the truest sense of the word."

Niebuhr Film Screened for Public

About 200 were in attendance for Indianapolis’ second public screening of “An American Conscience: Reinhold Niebuhr.” The film explores the life, works, and legacy of a man considered by many to be the greatest

Who’s who in the IMHC? Carole Wills

Each week, we will be featuring a different member of the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition.  This week we reached out to one of our founding members; Carole Wills.

John Cort discusses Jainism in Indianapolis

Dr. John Cort is one of the world's leading authorities on Jainism. Saturday night Dr. Cort lectured on The History of Nonviolence in America and the Role the Jain tradition can Play in Current Dialogue.

Film on theologian Niebuhr to explore how one can live a moral life in an immoral world

CIC's Charlie Wiles explains why everyone should try to attend the screening of "An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story" Thursday September 28th.

Help OBAT Helpers help Rohingya refugees

OBAT Helpers is turning its attention to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have flooded into Bangladesh in recent weeks.