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Thank you Eva Kor!

One of CIC's best friends and one of the all-time great Hoosiers, Eva Kor, has left us. Thank you so much for the insights you provided us all about forgiveness and healing!

Podcast: “God bless America — The theology of the Fourth of July”

Jonathan Woodward, Religion News Service, June 23 2019 Independence Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the ideological tug-of-war about religious freedom in America. The Declaration of Independence is the topic of this episode. What can we

Community reading of Frederick Douglass on the meaning of the Fourth of July

The Frederick Douglass Papers at IUPUI invites everyone to the Central Library July 2nd to participate in a community reading of American civil religion's great prophetic voice against slavery.

Pride Interfaith Celebration

A group discussion around queer identity and different religious practices is looking for **all different faith backgrounds** to participate as leaders

Have a Blessed Midsummer

We asked CIC board member Ashley Wagner how Pagans greet each on the Holy Day Litha.

An auspicious Saka Dawa to Tibetan Buddhists

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

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.

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.

“Muslims host Indy law enforcement at Ramadan event”

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

“How Indianapolis Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan”

On Tuesday morning, thousands of Muslims from around Indianapolis traveled to the Indiana State Fairgrounds to join the millions of Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr around the globe.

June 1 — The Holy Family’s flight to Egypt (Coptic Orthodox Christians) + 1st Global Coptic Day

The inaugural Global Coptic Day will be on June 1, 2019, which also commemorates the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt.

“Religious leaders in Indianapolis present peace pole”

It was a call for peace in response to recent shootings and bombings that have happened at houses of worship around the world, including Sri Lanka.

“Read about the great thinkers of other cultures than yours”

A list of suggestions from the UN about how to mark World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development suggests doing some reading. Good. But where to start?

Lailat-ul-Qadr — The Night of Power

For Muslims, Lailat-ul-Qadr is the Night of Power, a commemoration of when the Prophet Mohammad received the first verses of the Qu’ran. As on the other days of Ramadan, many Muslims do not eat, drink

May 24 — Death anniversary of the prophet Ashu Zarathustra

So take this occasion to reflect on one of the world's oldest religions, and a religion that may disappear in the near future: only 200,000 Zoroastrians live today.

It’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, declared a holiday by the UN in 2002. How should we celebrate it in Central Indiana?