Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

What is interfaith? Check out this video

A few years ago, we asked members of CIC's board: What is interfaith? Do you agree with their answers?

Planning a 2020 Indiana Interfaith Celebration

On December 5th, a historic gathering of 49 Faith Leaders representing Interfaith groups from around the state began planning a 2020 Indiana Interfaith Celebration.

Ian McIntosh has an important new book

Ian McIntosh has a new book coming out that highlights “the potential of religious tourism and pilgrimage for promoting interfaith solidarity, natural dialogue, and inner peace.”

Are robots persons? Extraterrestrials? AI? How about humans?

Jim Mcgrath ReligionProf Podcast with Juli Gittinger, author of Personhood in Science Fiction: Religious and Philosophical Considerations

KP Singh on supporting CIC on #GivingTuesday

"The CIC is providing a vital service and needs our thoughtful consideration and support."

Meet an AmeriCorps member — Elsa Kunz

"community engagement helps realize the academic foundations of interfaith work: reconciliation, sharing, and cooperative social action"

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

A theme connecting many religions is "freedom." On December 2, we should pause to consider how to address the plight of the millions of people who are not free.

Thank you to Lynn Jackson, the world’s greatest sponsor!

Since CIC was established, Lynn Jackson has been one of our best friends. That was even before she went above and beyond the call of duty as a sponsor for the 2020 Interfaith Banquet.

Wish Scots, Romanians, and Pagans a Happy St. Andrew’s Day

St. Andrew's Day is celebrated on November 30. Many people (most of them of Scottish descent) think of St. Andrew as the patron saint of Scotland. That's true, but he is also the patron saint of Romania, and that's where it gets interesting.

Use your savings from #BlackFriday to join CIC on #GivingTuesday

Now is the time to start to think about how to use those valuable savings. We suggest considering giving to the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.

Andrew Luck — “We are called to serve”

Congratulations to former Colt QB Andrew and his wife Nicole Pechanec, who last week had their first child, Lucy. It's a good time to recall one of the aspects of Luck that make him a special person: his thoughtful Catholic faith.

Get to know a board member — Rev. Lynn Martin

Welcome Cic's newest board member, Rev. Lynn Martin. Lynn is an Associate Minister at Light of the World Christian Church, where she is the Chief Operating Officer.

Celebrate with Bahá’ís the Ascencion of `Abdu’l-Bahá

November 27-28 this year marks the death of `Abdu'l-Bahá, considered by Bahá'ís to be the last of the three "central figures" of their faith. `Abdu'l-Bahá perhaps did more than any other Bahá'í to open the religion to the world beyond its place of birth in the Middle East.

Listen to a musical icon, “The Akathist of Thanksgiving”

CIC will suggest music from different religious traditions for Thanksgiving. We'll start with John Tavener's Akathist of Thanksgiving. Sir John Tavener was a British convert to Orthodox Christianity.

Our suggestion for #GivingTuesday: support the Interfaith Banquet

For six years, CIC’s Annual Interfaith Banquet has been the social event of the season. It’s a chance to celebrate the rich religious diversity of Central Indiana while honoring one of the city’s

Get to know CIC’s AmeriCorps members — Rainie Grant

Rainie is currently serving a one-year term with the Indianapolis Muslim Community Association (ICMA) at Masjid Al-Fajr