Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Indy group heads to the border to help migrant women

Maria Pimentel-Gannon is going with her husband. She's one of the interpreters. Asked why she wanted to go, Pimentel-Gannon got choked up and said, "I have two kids...I can't imagine being separated, being kept from them and not being able to do whatever I could" to help them.


Congratulations to “Indiana Sisters Making a Difference”

One of the most popular booths at the 2018 Indy Festival of Faiths was "Indiana Sisters Making a Difference." Sisters Anitha and Vani Sharma provided henna artistry in order to raise funds for an orphanage


Masjid Al Mumineen fundraiser

One of the least prepossessing places of worship in Central Indiana also happens to be one of the most important. Masjid Al Mumineenon the northeastside of Indianapolis may not look impressive, but it makes an enormous difference in its neighborhood.


Nur Allah Islamic Center

A description of Nur Allah Islamic Center, along with copies of recent letters to the masjid recognizing how important it is to the neighborhood.


Distribution of safe stoves in Darfur refugee camp in Chad

This message comes from CIC's good friend, Mastora Bakhiet, founder of the Darfur Women Network.


Imam Ahmed Alamine, CIC new board member

Please join CIC in welcoming to our board member, Imam Ahmed Alamine.


Tony Wiederhold, one of CIC’s new board members

Say “hello” to Tony Wiederhold, a Zen Buddhist who works for Eli Lilly. He is inspired by: “Avoid doing cruel acts. Do things that promote healing. Keep your mind clean. These are the teachings of


2018 Interfaith Build Dedication

In a time where it’s not hard to look around and see division, more than 350 Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Christians, and people of other faiths joined together in a common vision to support and


Welcome to Judge Shaheed, CIC’s new board chair

congratulate Judge David Shaheed, our next board chair. Judge Shaheed has been leading the "CIC 2.0 initiative," an ambitious effort to prepare CIC for the coming years. In January he will take the chair from Jane Gelhausen.


CIC Serves

Have you wondered about CIC's AmeriCorps program, the Interfaith Enrichment Corps? Here's a chance to see who serves.


David Carlson’s Thoughts about Advent 2018

The choice for Christians this Advent is clear—to wake up to the coming of Christ in the faces of those in need or to stay asleep in our self-satisfaction.


AmeriCorps member Katie Sutton’s service award

Serve Indiana’s ‘Awards for Excellence’ ceremony recognized CIC AmeriCorps alum Katie Sutton for her service with Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors. Congratulations from CIC and Katie’s AmeriCorps cohort!


Chances to display the compassion we share

This November attend inspiring fundraising dinners, learn about philanthropy, and discover ways to help victims of trauma.


Memories of the early days of the Rohingya refugee crisis

"The problem is: when you have 700,000 people in about 3,000 acres, the population density makes it really hard to go in and say, 'I need 100 square meters to build a hospital.'"


Meet AmeriCorps members Kayla Behforouz

"I chose to serve as an AmeriCorps member for the year because I wanted to learn about faith communities, the Indianapolis immigrant population, and the work and structure of nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, I wanted to be on the front lines of a community's progression towards inclusion."


Vimal Patel — “Gandhi’s lesson: None of us are alone”

Vimal Patel is retired professor and member of the board of directors of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.