Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Nutrition & Fitness for Immigrant Community

Mastora Bekhiet, founder of the Darfur Women’s Network, explains the need for the immigrant nutrition and fitness program that the Center for Interfaith Cooperation has been honored to assist. Fitness and nutrition is very important


From the Interfaith celebration of MLK Day

History was made with the 47th celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church with a grand interfaith celebration of Dr. King's legacy.


Religious harmony: Groups work toward interfaith accord in central Indiana

"Overall, Ahmad, Wiles and Mintz said they think central Indiana is doing a good job embracing interfaith inclusion. Ahmad cited the existence of several groups working toward interfaith acceptance and unity, Wiles said the central Indiana community is interested and willing to be engaged on the topic and Mintz said she feels confident the interfaith lines of communication in central Indiana are open."


Don Knebel & Hazem Bata on interfaith understanding

CIC founding board chair Don Knebel and Islamic Society of North America Secretary General Hazem Bata appeared on "Full Circle" to discuss relations between religions.


WISH-TV on the Multicultural Friendship Feast

IUPUI students joined with CIC at the Indiana Interchurch Center for a Multicultural Friendship Feast, billed as an opportunity for "Introducing Indianapolis to Each Other." The expectations of the organizers were exceeded by a turnout of more than a hundred people from around the world. WISH-TV provides this story about the event.


Eva Kor @ UIndy

An IUPUI student shares this report on the CIC-sponsored talk by Holocaust survivor on November 3rd.


Catholic-Mormon Fireside Inspires and Enlightens

Two coauthors, one Catholic and the other Mormon, shared their faith journeys, friendship, and respect for each other’s traditions in an interfaith fireside on October 24.  Stephen Webb and Alonzo Gaskill modeled productive interfaith


Learn about Navaratri at the home of the Patels

October 20th CIC board member Vimal Patel graciously opened his home to a Living Room dialogue about Hinduism.


Henry Timms on strategic attitudes, youth leadership and technology

Henry Timms is executive director of the renowned 92nd Street Y, and co-founder of #GivingTuesday. He spoke at the CIC board retreat October 15th.


Divine places can be cathedrals of spirit

"We might say a prayer that all people understand Singh’s message: We dwell in a cathedral of spirit that we may have peace."


Sukkot in a sukkah. A Holiday to Celebrate Happiness!

CIC board member Jane Gehlhausen reports on Sukkot, a joyful and celebratory Jewish holiday that follows Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.


IRSC + friends + SPARK = All-IN

On September 18 CIC’s Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps organized a big party for immigrant Indy. People of all faiths and nationalities gathered around Monument Circle to celebrate Indianapolis as a welcoming and diverse city with music, food, prizes and more!


Catholics offer ‘dialogue’ and ‘connecting point’ during Festival of Faiths in Indianapolis

Natalie Hoefer discusses what Catholics seek to achieve with interfaith and ecumenical engagement.


“Sacred Journeys” at the Children’s Museum — Enriching, rewarding, and educational

CIC board member KP Singh reports on the "Sacred Journeys" exhibit at the Children's Museum (Indy Festival of Faith's partner). KP says: Go!


Images of St. George’s Orthodox Christian Church

"We felt we were transported to a medieval sacred space with beautiful murals and design elements that embellished the church architecture."


Reflections on Mormons and Ahmadis

  During a recent visit to the new Mormon Temple of Indiana, I learned a lot about the Mormon faith. An interesting fact about Mormons is that only practicing Mormons are allowed to enter a