Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Join in wishing Jains a sacred Mahavir Jayanti

We asked CIC board member Sonal Sanghani about the Jain holiday of Mahavir Jayanti

Happy Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday — celebrated this year by Catholics and Protestants on April 14 — is a special day for Christians. Here are five things Christians and non-Christians should know about the day.

May Sikhs (and everyone else) have a Blessed Baisakhi

Our Brother KP Singh contributes this note about Sikh holy day Baisakhi (or Vaisakhi).

Indy is in for a spiritual and musical treat — Arvo Pärt’s “Passio.”

Most serious sacred music from composers such as Pärt is performed in (secular) concert halls, not the sacred space for which it perhaps was intended. Just as the experience of hearing Passio performed live rather a YouTube is different, so too is hearing in a church rather than a college auditorium.

“April, 2019 declared as National Sikh Heritage Month in Indiana”

CIC board members Chirjeev Kaur Oberoi and Maninder Walia and emeritus board member KP Singh helped the governor to declare April as Sikh National Heritage Month. Congratulations!

Images from the 5th Annual Interfaith Banquet

More than 300 devotees of interfaith engagement gathered at Martin University for CIC's 5th Annual Interfaith Banquet. See what you might have missed.

Message to Imam Saahir from Rep. Andre Carson

Rep. Andre Carson sends his congratulations to Imam Saahir and his gratitude to the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.

Reasons to hear Maya Beiser perform “Elsewhere”

Central Indiana is in for a treat on April 3, when Maya Beiser brings her cello magic to the JCC. Why do we think you should be excited about her performance of the CelloOpera (her term) "Elsewhere"?

“Seminar helps artists view the story of Lot’s wife in new light”

In light of the current refugee crisis and the new valuing of women’s speech, the “turning” of a nameless and voiceless woman to “witness the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah,” is especially compelling.

“Melody of ecumenism can complement, lead to harmony of faiths”

"The melody is ours to sing and complement with many harmonies. Moreover, it can also complement our hearts."

Indiana remembers our connections to MLK

The 50th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Service of the Indiana Christian Leadership Conference (ICLC) kick-offed with a public choral concert on Sunday January 13.

50th anniversary of MLK, and more celebrations

Four years ago, ICLC invited the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Nur-Allah Islamic Center to help make this celebration truly interfaith.

“Muslim-Christian service at Indianapolis church ‘doesn’t happen anywhere else'”

For the second year, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church hosted Muslims and others for an interfaith prayer service.

The images you’ll see when you visit “Images from the Margins”

Stop by the Interchurch Gallery before the end of the year to see "Images from the Margin," a powerful collection of various media. Thanks to the exhibit's curator, Rev. Delores Thornton.

Interfaith holiday memories from Pakistan

OBAT Helper's Saima Hassan shares her memories of Christmas from when she grew up in Karachi, Pakistan.