Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Join the Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion for dialogue and breakfast

Want to know why the Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion  is important? Read this interview with CIC board member Muzaffar Ahmad. Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion members met at the Original Pancake house on

Drink Coffee, Eat Cake & Discuss True Islam

CIC board member Muzaffar Ahmad is one of the leaders of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community. For several years they have been offering a weekly series of discussions about the real meaning of Islam: Coffee, Cake and True Islam. Join them Wednesday evening at Marian University's Starbucks.

Talk with Turks

Niagara Foundation Indiana head Cenk Kandemir shares with us some of the ways the Turkish-Hoosier community is encouraging interfaith dialogue during the holy month of Ramadan.

It’s time to walk the Indy Spiritual Trail

Walk the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail with guides Ian Mcintosh and Jim Duncan. The walk will bring together a range of people from various congregations, including UUI, and international students from IUPUI.

Experience American “civil religion” at Civic Saturday/Tuesday

April 16th — "Civil religion" is one of the most important concepts in understanding politics in America. With Civil Saturdays, Indianapolis is one of a handful of cities experimenting with making transparent both its civil and the religious aspects. For those of us without free Saturdays, this month's Civic Saturday is actually Civic Tuesday.

A report from a Death Café: No need to be afriad

"People don’t need to fear death or dying. Death is inevitable. Everyone is going to die. If or when people start accepting this fact, everyone can start living a much happier, more fulfilling life."

Five reasons to attend the Interfaith Youth Forum

April 10th — For a cohort of teens, spring has been a special experience. They want to tell you why ... come listen and question

Next Faith Hope & Love Community Table Talk

Table Talks provide an opportunity to discuss hunger, poverty, and what we can do. April's topic: "No Cost Benefits."

So what’s a Death Café?

On Friday April 26th CIC is partnering with the Pagan Community on a Death Café. It’s a chance to eat cake, drink tea, and talk about death civilly … because increased awareness of death means a more fulfilling life.

“Christians must attempt to leap from fear to faith”

"Part of the reason I like the Banquet so much is that it is a beautiful example of welcoming and dialoguing with people whose religious languages and loyalties are different than mine."

CIC board members help us make sense of Christchurch

It’s not surprising that CIC’s board is actively leading efforts to make sense of a senseless tragedy. Imam Ahmed Alamine and Rev. Pat Holman are featured in this Indy Star article. Faryal Khatri is interviewed

Rev. Jerry Zehr calls to focus on ideas that unite us

CIC emeritus board member KP Singh reports on the visit to the Sikh Satsang of Rev. Jerry Zehh, founder of Carmel Interfaith Alliance

Why “Baby Doll Goes to Daycare” is important

Take a look at a vibrant slice of Hoosier culture you may not have known exists

“Catholics, Muslims bond over weekly lunch at Indianapolis delicatessen”

The openness to people of other faiths that Pope Francis modeled during his Feb. 3-5 visit to the United Arab Emirates has been embraced for more than 20 years at a weekly lunch shared by Muslims, Catholics and other Christians at Shapiro’s Delicatessen in Indianapolis.

Food and religious practices

Most people agree that religious cultures are shaped by — and in turn influence — what believers can and cannot eat. Taste what we mean.

Dialogue with Earlham and Bethany seminarians

January 16th a group of nine students from Earlham School of Religion and Beth-El Zedeck Synagogue earlier in the day, so they were primed for an inter-religious conversation.