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.
September 18th -- An event promoting dialogue among religious communities through the lens of common decency, compassion, and solidarity, outside of the legislative sphere.
Good friend of CIC and Indy Star op-ed editor Tim Swarens contributed this important article. Tell us what you think about it.
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.
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?
"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."
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.
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
Are you curious about refugees, or Muslims, or undocumented immigrants? Meet them, talk with them, get to know them as people.
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 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.
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.
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!
January 6th the magnificent exhibit "Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory" kicked off with a reception at the Indiana Interchurch Center.
If the Convivencia cultures of Medieval Spain that inspires "Birds of Longing" get you excited, visit them with St. Luke's UMC in May.
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.