Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Interfaith engagement this weekend

This weekend is going to be cold … but not polar-vortex-cold, so you and your family should go to some special events. We recommend these:

“The Diary of Anne Frank” + post-play discussions

To see a full list of performances and discussions of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” go here.

The Indianapolis Repertory Theatre is performing a powerful theatric version of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis have set up special discussions of the play and its contemporary implications after every performance. All plays and discussions will be at Indiana Repertory Theatre (140 W Washington St Indianapolis). This weekend’s discussions include:

Friday February 8, 7:30-10:45 pm
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.

Saturday February 9 2:00-5:15 pm
This discussion will be special. The Center for Interfaith Cooperation has worked with JCRC to organize a post-play discussion of contemporary cases of genocide. On the panel will be:

  • Masum Mahbub, OBAT Helpers. Masum has just returned from the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
  • Mastora Bakhiet, Darfur Women Network.
  • Kizito Kalima, survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda and founder of the Peace Center for Reconciliation and Forgiveness.
Special discount for the February 9 play and discussion of contemporary genocide
IRT has set up $10 tickets for this Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. performance of The Diary of Anne Frank. Individuals can purchase these special priced tickets by either entering the promo code JCRC online (www.irtlive.com) or by calling into the ticket office (317.635.5252) and referencing the JCRC code.

Saturday February 9, 7:00-10:15 pm
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.


Holy Hogwarts! sermon series

For a full list of Holy Hogwarts! sermons, go here

This is the brainchild of CIC board member Rev. Anastassia Zinke. She says:

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been such a phenomenon, because it is not really about magic. It is about the development of character in response to archetypal experiences of wonder, discovery, achievement, loss, yearning, hardship, and sacrifice. Like us, Harry is flawed and extraordinary, the damaged hero of his own life. Harry carries, but he does not carry alone, the redemptive mystery at the heart of the human search for purpose, meaning, significance, connection, and worth. Come explore the humanity at the heart of this enduring story during our seven-week worship series. Each Sunday during our Harry Potter series, we will have intergenerational community gatherings, meals, or activities to enjoy one another’s company, have fun, and geek out a little about Harry Potter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2284430431803303/?event_time_id=2284430438469969

Sunday February 10, 1-:30-11:30 pm

The Mirror of Erised
In the first Harry Potter book, Harry encounters the Mirror of Erised, which shows the most desperate desire of a person’s heart, a vision that has been known to drive men mad. Ancient myths and theologies too played with the metaphor of reflection, as a means to show what we often have trouble perceiving without assistance. In this case, the Mirror of Erised is a good reminder of the Buddhist practice of non-attachment. Rev. Anastassia preaching, with special music.

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