Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Christianity and cognitive dissonance

CIC director Charlie Wies has an important article in the Indianapolis Star.


Welcome to the world, Baby Tristan!

At 6:09 pm January 12, Michelle Winkleman and Ben Leslie became the proud parents of Tristan- mother and baby are healthy at resting!


Dr. Shahid Athar honored at Interfaith Thanksgiving service

The Carmel Interfaith Alliance honored one Central Indiana's heroes of inter-religious understanding.


Yule: Forerunner of Christmas

CIC's Kat Gagne explains some of the many ways that our modern celebration of Christmas draws from much older pagan practices in northern Europe.


Congratulations to Bryan Bergman

"We'll be charting a new path for the synthesis of theological and leadership education, to prepare a new generation for the challenges of leading the church in the 21st century."


Add your voice to the MLK Day choir

Charlie Wiles reflects on why all of us should make a joyful noise in the mass choir for the 2018 interfaith celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday


KP Singh on a mela in Indy

"MELA is a Punjabi word; it means a festive gathering of people and families for a celebration with feasting and fun, music and dancing, shopping and trade, learning and exchange. Indy's Festival of Faiths are interfaith Melas that exude that joyful spirit and a pilgrimage to our shared spiritual blessings."


Who were some of the groups at the Indy Festival of Faiths?

More Indy Festival of Faiths exhibitors than ever were packed into the Indiana War Memorial. See just a few of them.


What’s coming up on the Sacred Arts Stage?

One of the highlights of of past Festivals has been the Sacred Arts Stage. It's a great way to sample sacred music and dance from around the world. 


Congratulations to Sandy and Dennis Sasso, 2018 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year

Please join the Center for Interfaith Cooperation in congratulating Rabbi Dennis and Rabbi Sandy Sasso for being named 2018 Interfaith Ambassadors of the Year. The award will be given at the Annual Interfaith Banquet in the spring.


See CIC’s 2016 Annual Report

What did CIC do in 2016? A lot! You can find by downloading our 2016 Annual Report. Thanks to CIC Board member Bruce Garrison for his hard work bringing this into the world.


Here’s why you should sponsor the Indy Festival of Faiths

The fifth annual Indy Festival of Faiths is coming up. Sunday October 15, 1:00-5:00 pm in the Veterans Memorial Plaza downtown. It will be awesome! Food, thousands of participants, music, displays, explorations of “Sacred


Why should your congregation exhibit at the Indy Festival of Faiths?

You've probably visited the Festival in years gone by. This year, consider registering your church, synagogue, mosque or temple to be an exhibitor at the Festival.


Celebrate religious diversity at the Festival of Faiths

The Indy Festival of Faiths offers a wonderful opportunity for the greater Indianapolis community to learn about, share and celebrate its rich religious diversity. Register now!


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Celebrate World Refugee Day … and beyond!

Each year on June 20 the United Nations, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and countless civic groups around the world host World Refugee Day events in order to draw the public’s attention to the


Service and Celebration at Indy Urban Acres – A World Refugee Day Experience

Join the Burmese American Community Institute in fighting hunger and celebrating our rich cultural backgrounds!