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How to get the most out of the 2019 Indy Festival of Faiths

You should come to the Indy Festival of Faiths Sunday, September 22. But we should take a few minutes to prepare in order to have the most meaningful and enjoyable Festival experience of the year.

One last check of details for the Festival …

Members of the Steering Committee met the last time Tuesday, September 17, to make sure everything is in order. They are, thanks to these great people!

Increase your religious literacy at the Indy Festival of Faiths

Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey of almost 11,000 American adults of their knowledge of different religious traditions. You can see the report from the study here. You can take

Look who’ll be on the Sacred Arts Stage of the Festival of Faiths

It's the most diverse and electric performance stage you'll find in Indy. Three and a half hours of song, spoken word, and dance from old and young, a dozen countries, and as many religious traditions.

What’s happening at the Indy Festival of Faiths? Community Youth Forum

One of the most popular events of recent years is back: The Community Youth Forum. Youth from many religious traditions will gather to discuss the most important questions we face, and how we should address them.

Congratulations to Rabbi Sandy Sasso

The Indiana Commission for Women honors Rabbi Sandy Sasso as 2019 Torchbearer Award Recipient. This prestigious award recognizes women from around the state who have broken down barriers, overcome obstacles to women’s full participation, and have made Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Who’ll be at the Indy Festival of Faiths? Spirit & Place

Spirit & Place is a catalyst for civic engagement through creative collaborations among the arts, humanities, and religion. They'll be at the Festival of Faiths.

Who’ll be at the Indy Festival of Faiths? Mid-North Shepherd’s Center

For the first time, the Mid-North Shepherd's Center will be at the Indy Festival of Faiths. The Shepherd's Center is a warm and welcoming community of active, interested and interesting older adults.

An enlightening discussion of “Dakota 38”

Butler intern Abby Shores provides this insightful report on the first of the 2019-2020 Few View Film Series.

Muslims invite Indianapolis to annual interfaith event

2019 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir explains why the Indy Festival of Faiths on September 22 is important to everyone.

Congratulations Betty Brandt, 2020 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year

Betty has a particular interest in social justice issues and interfaith initiatives. She serves on the boards of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Indianapolis Green Congregations.

Who’ll be at the Festival? The Community for Contemplation and Justice

A mainstay of the Indy Festival of Faiths has been St. Luke's United Methodist Church's Spiritual Life Center. They won't be at 2019 Festival ... because they the Spiritual Life Center has recast itself as the Community for Contemplation and Justice.

September festivals for the spirit

If you're a festival fan, this has probably been a busy summer. The Indy Festival of Faiths is not the only festival in September to encourage spiritual education (as well as delicious food).

Religious inclusion and diversity discussion at Eli Lilly

CIC board members, former board members, and good friends led a lively discussion of religious diversity at Eli Lilly.

Congratulations to Aarti Shah!

The IBJ names CIC board member Aarti Shah of Eli Lilly Chief Technology Officer of the Year

CIC board members make a road trip (and so should you)

CIC board members Anita Joshi and Bruce Garrison will speak at the Sisters of St. Francis Franciscan Center in Oldenburg IN.