Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Prayer for peace from the Buddhist tradition

At the interfaith celebration of MLK Day January 16th, CIC board member Betty Klein offered this prayer for peace, a chant practiced by all members of Soka Gakkai International.

A vision launched: The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition takes off

[stextbox id=”download” float=”true” align=”right” width=”300″]The next meeting of the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition will be Wednesday February 15th, when Barbara Thompson of NAMI explores how to advocate for better mental health care at legislative and personal

Images from Interfaith MLK celebration 2017

January 16th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation joined the Indiana Christian Leadership Conference and Nur-Allah Islamic Center at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church for the 2nd interfaith celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy.

A prayer for peace from the Jewish Tradition

CIC board member Gadi Boukai offered this prayer for peace at the January 16th interfaith celebration of MLK Day at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church.

Opening reception for “Birds of Longing”

January 6th the magnificent exhibit "Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory" kicked off with a reception at the Indiana Interchurch Center.

A report on 2 reports from Standing Rock

January 5th -- Can the power of nonviolent love trump the violence in this world? Can standing in peace and prayer actually win, or will we just be bulldozed over?

Aarti Shah’s invocation at Statehood Day

"So, on behalf of the CIC a warm welcome to all of you and Happy 200th birthday to our beloved state of Indiana!"

Ala’a Wafa remarks at Indiana’s 200th Statehood Day.

December 11th — Governor-elect Eric Holcomb and Vice President-elect Mike Pence hosted Ignite the Future” … an interfaith celebration of Indiana’s 200th birthday. Here are the remarks by CIC board member Ala'a Wafa.

KP Singh’s remarks at the State Bicentennial Celebration

Many of CIC’s friends and board members were guests of Governor-elect Eric Holcomb and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at “Ignite the Future” … an interfaith celebration of Indiana’s 200th birthday. Observers agreed that the

Bicentennial Celebration: ‘Hoosier Hospitality’ takes center stage

Many of CIC's board members and friends were featured the interfaith Indiana Bicentennial Celebration of Statehood Day on December 11.

Great conversations at the Forum of Neighbors

December 6th more than two dozen neighbors came together at the Interchurch Center to share concerns and hopes ... and to imagine solutions to problems.

Faith and Family:  Living Room Dialogue at Mount Zion Baptist Church  

"Throughout the evening guests felt welcomed, inspired, and surrounded by love. The Baptist way of worship and family life provides a model for success: the application of proven principles. Thank you, Mount Zion."

CIC hosts a discussion of Muslim Hoosier’s hopes and fears

November 19th 75 Hoosiers gathered to discuss what the next four years could mean for Muslims in Indiana and in America. It was far less pessimistic than one might have expected.

Pagans host a Death Cafe — A reflection on life

Josh Hornberger gains a new perspective on life, death and pagans when he attends a Death Cafe.

Critical conversations at the Festival of Faiths

One of the great new additions to the 2015 Indy Festival of Faiths were the Social Awareness Table Conversations: enjoyable and serious discussions of several of the most pressing issues facing Indianapolis and the world. They continued in 2016.

Faith, Interfaith & Sacred Arts At The Indy Festival Of Faiths

CIC Board member and Interfaith Ambassador KP Singh, who knows more than anyone about sacred arts, shares his impressions of the 2016 Indy Festival of Faiths Sacred Arts Stage