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Prelude to the Indy Festival of Faiths … The Drumming Circle

It's one of the traditions at the Indy Festival of Faiths: The Drumming Circle. Bongo Boy Music School brings a hundred percussion instruments and an enormous amount of energy.


How to get the most out of the 2019 Indy Festival of Faiths

You should come to the Indy Festival of Faiths Sunday, September 22. But we should take a few minutes to prepare in order to have the most meaningful and enjoyable Festival experience of the year.


One last check of details for the Festival …

Members of the Steering Committee met the last time Tuesday, September 17, to make sure everything is in order. They are, thanks to these great people!


Increase your religious literacy at the Indy Festival of Faiths

Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey of almost 11,000 American adults of their knowledge of different religious traditions. You can see the report from the study here. You can take


Look who’ll be on the Sacred Arts Stage of the Festival of Faiths

It's the most diverse and electric performance stage you'll find in Indy. Three and a half hours of song, spoken word, and dance from old and young, a dozen countries, and as many religious traditions.


What’s happening at the Indy Festival of Faiths? Community Youth Forum

One of the most popular events of recent years is back: The Community Youth Forum. Youth from many religious traditions will gather to discuss the most important questions we face, and how we should address them.


Who’ll be at the Indy Festival of Faiths? Mid-North Shepherd’s Center

For the first time, the Mid-North Shepherd's Center will be at the Indy Festival of Faiths. The Shepherd's Center is a warm and welcoming community of active, interested and interesting older adults.


Muslims invite Indianapolis to annual interfaith event

2019 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir explains why the Indy Festival of Faiths on September 22 is important to everyone.


Who’ll be at the Festival? The Community for Contemplation and Justice

A mainstay of the Indy Festival of Faiths has been St. Luke's United Methodist Church's Spiritual Life Center. They won't be at 2019 Festival ... because they the Spiritual Life Center has recast itself as the Community for Contemplation and Justice.


September festivals for the spirit

If you're a festival fan, this has probably been a busy summer. The Indy Festival of Faiths is not the only festival in September to encourage spiritual education (as well as delicious food).


Please use the Indy Festival of Faiths Social Media Toolkit

Want to feel like a thoroughly empowered social media superstar? Use this simple kit, and remember: #indyembraces, #indyCIC, and #indyCIC


Join the Procession of Faiths … but what’s a procession?

At the Indy Festival of Faiths — After Bongo Boy's Drumming Circle draws the crowd together, a Procession of Faiths brings everyone to the Sacred Arts Stage to kick off the Festival formally. But what's a Procession anyway?


Who’s connecting the nuts to the bolts for the Indy Festival of Faiths? The steering committee

Festivals of Faiths don't organize themselves. Without this group of committed and dedicated volunteers, the coming of the Festival on September 22 might be bleak.


CIC Public Statement regarding anti-Semitic vandalism at University of Indianapolis

It's a story that has attracted national attention. Twin sister Israeli basketball players at the University of Indianapolis discover swastikas drawn in their dorm room. CIC condemns but wants to do more than condemn.


5 reasons we’re happy that weaver Marcos Bautista will be at the Festival of Faiths

Marcos Bautista is one of the finest weavers in North America ... and his story may be better than his art.


Kick off the Festival of Faiths with a “bang!” in the Drumming Circle

Come to the Indy Festival of Faiths early so you can be part of the traditional opening: the Drumming Circle.