Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Faith Communities & Hate Crime Protection

On September 19th, 2017, the Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) invited David Sklar, the Director of Government Affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), to educate community members about the obstacles preventing hate crime protection legislation to pass in Indiana.

Forum of Neighbors – Faith Communities & Hate Crime Protection

September 18th -- An event promoting dialogue among religious communities through the lens of common decency, compassion, and solidarity, outside of the legislative sphere.

Tim Swarens: “Some ‘fire and fury’ from today’s Christian pastors”

Good friend of CIC and Indy Star op-ed editor Tim Swarens contributed this important article. Tell us what you think about it. 

A look back at the first Table Conversations, 2015

Several students from IUPUI's School for Public and Environmental Affairs wrote analyses of the 2015 conversations. Read them for a sense of what these unique dialogues are like. 

Give us ideas for Table Conversation topics

The Festival of Faith's Table Conversations are a rare chance to talk with people of many different religious traditions, political leanings, and countries of origin. What do you think we should talk about?

NUVO on the OBAT/CIC interfaith iftar

"It is common in the tradition for the iftar to be shared among friends and family. The interfaith iftar opened that traditional experience to people of differing faiths with the goal of showing that our similarities outnumber our differences."

The Indy Spiritual Trail is back!

After a winter hiatus, the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail is back. On April 8th a group of pilgrims explored some of the important green spaces around the Indiana Interchurch Center. 

“Painful Hope” brings message of hope to Israel

the Center for Interfaith Cooperation was a co-sponsor for a vit to Indianapolis of a remarkable initiative of Jews and Palestinians in the West Bank. Sara Galer of the University of Indianapolis files this

Let’s talk! Opportunities for interfaith dialogue

Are you curious about refugees, or Muslims, or undocumented immigrants? Meet them, talk with them, get to know them as people.

Sr. Norma’s acceptance speech

Upon being named Interfaith Ambassador of the Year at the 2017 Interfaith Banquet, Sr. Norma Rocklage delivered an acceptance speech that was filled with wit and humility, faith and love.

Cardinal Tobin: ‘Closing borders and building walls are not rational acts’

Cardinal Joseph W Tobin, Archbishop Newark has protested over President Trump's plans for the Mexican border wall, mass detention, deportations and the threat to penalize 'sanctuary cities' that take in refugees.

Prof. Saler on Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Good friend of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation Robert Saler wrote a thought-provoking piece about the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the Indianapolis Star.

A last chance for Poetry & Jam with Birds of Longing

Where else but the Interchurch Center will you get a guided tour of a world-class multi-faith exhibit by a Palestinian Hoosier a Pakistani Hoosier & an Iraqi Hoosier? Plus song!

Opening reception for “Birds of Longing”

January 6th the magnificent exhibit "Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory" kicked off with a reception at the Indiana Interchurch Center.

How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Glorious Culture

If the Convivencia cultures of Medieval Spain that inspires "Birds of Longing" get you excited, visit them with St. Luke's UMC in May.

Pierre Atlas’s message to Masjid Al-Fajr

CIC board member and Marian University professor Pierre Atlas sent this message to Masjid Al-Fajr after its school received a crudely hostile and Islamophobic letter.