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.
CIC Board members and Interfaith Ambassador KP Singh offers this report on a performance by Anita Lerche on July 27.
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.
Sophie Zinn shares her experiences leading a hike along the Spiritual Trail that focused on the practice of yoga.
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.
The Interchurch Center was the scene for a very special event organized by OBAT Helpers and students from the School for Public & Environmental Affairs.
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
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 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,
CIC Board member Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir delivered an important talk about the development of Islam among African Americans in Indianapolis.
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.
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.
eagerly anticipated event On March 9th, around 80 people gathered at the Fairview Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. The draw: Conversing with our Muslim neighbors.
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.
CIC Board member Ruth Ellen Homer reports on the Living Room Dialogue she hosted February 18th
"… 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.”