Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Nov. 21th — Orthodox Christian celebrate what Catholics call the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. What does this Holy Day mean, and what can we all learn from it?

Nur-Allah Islamic Center’s Parent Appreciation Banquet

One of the city's great annual celebrations of the importance of parents and families is hosted by Nur-Allah Islamic Center. It's a genuinely multi-faith affair, with recognition of parents from all religious traditions.

Celebrate with Hoosiers on Diwali

"Learn about Diwali celebrations in Indiana as Hindus mark cultural tradition," Fox59, October 24, 2019

Keertan Durbar and other aspects of Sikh-Hoosier life

In this prayerful reflection on the 550th Guru Narak's birth, KP Singh explores the thriving spiritual and civic lives of Central Indiana's Sikh communities.

Two celebrations of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab

The Bahá’í Community of Indianapolis invites all to participate in the Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of The Báb.

World Humanitarian Day — Celebrate Hoosiers transforming the world

The United Nations' World Humanitarian Day on August 19 honors all humanitarians who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty. We'd like to honor a few Hoosier humanitarian heroes.

Celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos at St. George Orthodox Christian Church

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption) celebrates the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. Orthodox Christians use a way cooler name, and invite us to celebrate with them.

You don’t have to be Japanese to reunite with your family for the Bon festival

Bon is one of the sweetest festivals you may never have heard of. It's going on now, but the biggest local celebration has already happened. No matter, get together with your family!

Qurbani for the forgotten in Bangladesh

Our good friend Saima Hassan of OBAT Helpers tells us about Eid ul-Adha, one of the important Muslim holidays that’s coming up. You don’t have to be Muslim to participate in the spirit of Eid.

Eid Al-Adha with Imam Alamine

CIC board member Imam Ahmed Alamine explains the significance of Eid Al-Adha.

St. James the Apostle Feast Day (how to celebrate it in Indy)

Prof. Ian McIntosh is one of the world's experts on pilgrimages and the creator of the Indy Spiritual Trail. That means he knows a lot about St. James.

July 24 — Happy Pioneer Day!

We asked our good friend and founding board of CIC Ruth Ellen Homer to explain the meaning of Pioneer Day. As a native of Utah and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ

Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day each year. The day remembers Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.

Asalha Puja Day

Wish Theravada Buddhists a Happy Dhamma Day. This holy day celebrates Siddhartha Gautama's first sermon, which laid out all the answers.

Martyrdom of the Báb

July 9 — Bahá'ís celebrate the execution of one of the founders of their faith. The Báb's message of the essential unity of all religions and the equality of all humans was too much for the Persian Empire to stomach. Bahá'ís remain persecuted today in Iran and other countries.

The Indy Festival of Faiths wishes His Holiness the Dalai Lama happy birthday!

Four years ago, an Indy Festival of Faiths planning committee met July 6 ... the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Our greetings echo today. Happy Birthday!