Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

2014 Festival of Faiths

The second annual Indy Festival of Faiths September 7, 2014, was bigger and more ambitious than the year before. Register for 2019's Festival now!

An auspicious Saka Dawa to Tibetan Buddhists

Saka Dawa is the holiest month for Tibetan Buddhists. Today marks the Enlightenment of the Buddha.

Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors

June 19th — How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration?

The 2013 Inaugural Festival of Faiths

The first Indy Festival of Faiths on October 13, 2013, was a huge success. It set a model for all Festivals that have followed.

Aarti Shah

Jain Aarti Shah is interviewed as part of Rachel Koehler's "Dynamics of Interfaith" podcast series.

Rev. Canon Bruce Gray on the Dynamics of Interfaith

Rev. Bruce Gray discusses interfaith engagement in this episode of Rachel Koehler's "Dynamics of Interfaith" series of podcasts

Imam Alemine was sworn in as IMPD chaplain

History was made June 12 when Imam Ahmad Alemine of Masjid Al-Fajr and CIC board member was sworn in as chaplain for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Screening and discussion of “Love, Jordan”

CIC AmeriCorps member Dija is a talented actress and filmmaker. Her latest film, “Love, Jordan,” is about teen suicide and is sure to provide the basis for important discussions around Indy. Dija Henry talking to

Juneteenth and Joy

The original Juneteenth was two and a half centuries of suppressed happiness finally allowed spontaneous expression. I wish I’d been there, and I’ll bet you do too.

Don’t miss the Early Bird registration for the Festival of Faiths

What a difference a day makes. If you register your group to exhibit at the Indy Festival of Faiths before August 10, it will cost $75. Register after August 10, it will cost $100.

The complexities of “World Day Against Child Labor”

The UN has declared June 12th to be World Day Against Child Labor. It may seem like this is a no-brainer to support. But as the "Education for Working Children & Adult Literacy Program" OBAT Helpers runs in the slums of Bangladesh shows, the issue is more complicated than you might think.

“Why Do Some Christians Observe Shavuot?”

Sam Kestenbaum, in the Jewish journal Forward, explores the coincidence of Jewish celebration of Shavuot and the Christian celebration of Pentecost. Before reading the article you might take a look at a video from Religion for Breakfast.

Christians, have a blessed Whit Monday

Whit Monday is the day after Pentecost. At Pentecost Christians observance commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus Christ’s disciples.

“Rohingya Refugee Megacamp: Need as far as the eye can see”

A report from jewish World Watch on OBAT Helpers and the work they are doing with Rohingya refugees

“Muslims host Indy law enforcement at Ramadan event”

The Indianapolis Muslim Community Association hosted local law enforcement Thursday, May 30, for a mosque service.

Workshops for telling stories and pursuing social justice

If you are excited about the Story Lab for "Images from the Border" on June 13, you'll want to check out some of these upcoming workshops.