Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

CIC hosts congregation emergency preparedness workshops

August 24th: The Center for Interfaith Cooperation hosted the first of a series of workshops on congregation’s emergency preparedness, organized by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Congressman Andre Carson’s office.

Anita Lerche enchants in many languages

CIC Board members and Interfaith Ambassador KP Singh offers this report on a performance by Anita Lerche on July 27.

Images of Buddhist tours

On August 6th, over 20 people attended CIC's Sacred Space Tour of the An Lac Temple and Soka Gakkai Buddhist Centre. Visitors learned about the different varieties of Buddhism that have taken root in Indy and marveled at the beautiful art and environment of the temples.

Yoga & the Spiritual Trail

Sophie Zinn shares her experiences leading a hike along the Spiritual Trail that focused on the practice of yoga.

Compassion & self-awareness on the Spiritual Trail

The latest walk of the Indy Spiritual Trail, June 25, discussed compassion ... just in time for the talk about compassion by the Dalai Lama later in the day. Felix Rippy reports.

An interfaith iftar for compassion

The Interchurch Center was the scene for a very special event organized by OBAT Helpers and students from the School for Public & Environmental Affairs.

An Orthodox Christian Living Room Dialogue

May 19th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation's very popular Living Room Dialogue program met in the home of Salim and Paula Najjar, members of the St. George Orthodox Church. Leading a discussion of the beliefs and practices of the Orthodox Christian Church was the Very Rev. Nabil Hanna of St. George. Fr. Nabil shared some of his notes

“Fight ISIS by supporting Muslims in your community”

Say David Carlson: "The Center for Interfaith Cooperation offers vibrant leadership and regular educational programming. Indiana Muslims are being invited to the houses of worship of followers of other religions more frequently now than ever before."

Sounds of Peace

Sounds of Peace On April 12th at the First Mennonite Church, members of the Nassim Al Saba and Peacebuilding choirs, joined together to perform unique and beautiful Arabic music in front of an interfaith crowd,

“Al-Islam and the African American Community in Indianapolis”

CIC Board member Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir delivered an important talk about the development of Islam among African Americans in Indianapolis.

Social Justice Stations of the Cross

CIC members were part of an event downtown connecting the story of Good Friday and efforts locally to advance the cause of justice and compassion.

Collection from Pärt event delivered to Syrian families

Five Syrian refugee families accepted money donated at the "Beauty in Dark Times" event ... a sign that Hoosiers are eager to welcome them to Indiana.

Conversing with our Muslim neighbors @ Fairview Presbyterian Church

eagerly anticipated event On March 9th, around 80 people gathered at the Fairview Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. The draw: Conversing with our Muslim neighbors.

Interfaith Lunch & Learn: Micha Feldmann on the Ethiopian Exodus

On March 3th, the Indiana Interchurch Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation hosted a talk by Micha Feldmann, one of the chief architects of the massive migration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Report on the Mormon Living Room Dialogue

CIC Board member Ruth Ellen Homer reports on the Living Room Dialogue she hosted February 18th

The reviews are in … the Interfaith Banquet was a hit!

"… thank you for hosting the wonderful CIC evening on Sunday. It was great to see such a great, diverse audience celebrating together. You have made a huge impact on Indianapolis in bringing such disparate perspectives into common ground.”