Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

The Fifth Annual Interfaith Banquet (plus past Banquets)

2019's Interfaith Ambassador will be Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir. The Banquet will take place at Martin University on Sunday March 24, starting at 5:00 pm. Tickets will be on sale January 21.

Fifth Annual Interfaith Banquet, honoring Imam Saahir

Followers of diverse faith backgrounds will come together on Sunday March 24, 2019, to share fellowship and entertainment at the 5th Annual Interfaith Banquet. The event will honor Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Fifth Annual Interfaith Banquet

You can be part of a very special event by sponsoring the 5th Annual Interfaith Banquet at Martin University on March 24th.

About the Banquet venue: Martin University

The 2019 Interfaith Banquet will take place on Sunday March 24 at Martin University, alma mater of the Interfaith Ambassador of the Year, Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir.

2019 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year — Imam Michael “Mikal” Saahir

For the past several decades, Imam Saahir is one of the giants of interfaith engagement in Central Indiana. Who could be more deserving of the Interfaith Ambassador of the Year award?

Interfaith holiday memories from Pakistan

OBAT Helper's Saima Hassan shares her memories of Christmas from when she grew up in Karachi, Pakistan.

Volunteer to help families from Burma enroll for insurance

A Healthcare Open Enrollment Session for families from Burma/Myanmar will help families to find out what insurance or financial assistant programs they qualify for, and to sign up for and enroll in health insurance CIC is one of the participating organizers. We need more volunteers!

Break out of your comfort zone with these holiday celebrations

The winter holiday season is for many people a time of preserving family traditions. For others, it's an opportunity to explore different religions, try new activities, perhaps even adopt new traditions. Here are some examples of opportunities to experience the holidays that might take you out of your traditional comfort zone. 

Mass Incarceration: Break your Bias

December 5th -- Scholars from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs organize a discussion of different aspects of the high rates of incarceration in Indiana.

CIC Serves

Have you wondered about CIC's AmeriCorps program, the Interfaith Enrichment Corps? Here's a chance to see who serves.

CIC wishes you a joyful Thanksgiving!

A relatively new part of the Thanksgiving tradition is "Giving Tuesday," a national day of generosity that this year is on November 27th. Please consider making a donation to the Center for Interfaith Cooperation this Giving Tuesday.

Interfaith 50th celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King

CIC joins the Indiana Christian Leadership Conference in an interfaith 50th celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King. We think you should attend the celebration January 21. you should also join the MLK Choir performing at the celebration.

“Images from the Margins,” and chances to talk

From November 19th to the end of December, "Images from the Margins" will show in the Interchurch Art Gallery. Artworks by members of groups that have been excluded and marginalized. Plus many chances to talk and sing.

SPEA Scholars reflect on “Hummus and Happiness”

November 5th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation partnered with three other groups to present the Spirit & Place event, "Hummus and Happiness." Skyler Wood, Sam Strattman, and Derek Rodgers — students in IUPUI's School for Public and Environmental Affairs — shared these observations.

Conversations about Islam

At the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, we encourage everyone to get to know their neighbors of different religious traditions, even before we are called to stand in solidarity after an act of vandalism or

David Carlson’s Thoughts about Advent 2018

The choice for Christians this Advent is clear—to wake up to the coming of Christ in the faces of those in need or to stay asleep in our self-satisfaction.