Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community


Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir reflects on a great Christian leader who shaped his faith as a Muslim

Youth Summer Camp is coming to a close

It has been two weeks of fun and friendship for the kids who attended the Youth Summer Camp at the Interchurch Center. Even more than the youth were changed by the experience.

More images from Youth Summer Camp

IMA, a waterpark, StateMuseum, Indiana Statehouse, a waterpark ... only a small part of the 2019 Youth Summer Camp. Thanks to the Peace Center for Reconciliation and Forgiveness for all the help.

Rainie Grant speaks about America’s immigration crisis

Rainie Grant is an Interfaith Enrichment Corps member hosted by the Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN).

No better tribute to Eva Kor than to learn from the museum she established

The late Eva Kor left behind more than a radical philosophy of unilateral forgiveness. She created CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center an organization that would carry on her legacy of engaging new generations about the moral meaning of evil and genocide.

Camaraderie on the Spiritual Trail

Prof. Ian McIntosh files this report on the latest walk along the Indy Spiritual Trail

The complexities of “World Day Against Child Labor”

The UN has declared June 12th to be World Day Against Child Labor. It may seem like this is a no-brainer to support. But as the "Education for Working Children & Adult Literacy Program" OBAT Helpers runs in the slums of Bangladesh shows, the issue is more complicated than you might think.

Pagans host a Death Cafe — A reflection on life

Josh Hornberger gains a new perspective on life, death and pagans when he attends a Death Cafe.

“Indianapolis transforms into ‘Mini World’ of all religions”

Balbir Singh published this review of the 2016 Indy Festival of Faiths in the Punjab News Express.

Indy Star on 2016 Indy Festival of Faiths

"As Tonya Reid walked around the Indy Festival of Faiths, she noticed religions she had never heard of before."

History of Baha’is in Indiana

The theme of this year's Indy Festival of Faiths is "the history of religions in Indiana." Thanks to Loree Gross for this history of the Baha'i faith in Indiana.

“Coffee, Cake & Islam”

If you are in Fishers on a Wednesday evening, you should stop by Panera Breads (8510 E 96th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46037) for Coffee, Cake & Islam. It's a frank and open conversation about Islam organized by CIC Board member Musaffar Ahmad. Muzaffar generously shared where the idea came from, and how you can replicate it for your neighborhood.

Images of Buddhist tours

On August 6th, over 20 people attended CIC's Sacred Space Tour of the An Lac Temple and Soka Gakkai Buddhist Centre. Visitors learned about the different varieties of Buddhism that have taken root in Indy and marveled at the beautiful art and environment of the temples.

Indy Star on the Dalai Lama’s talk

“Tibetan leader: We can turn tragedy into opportunity,” Indianapolis Star June 26 2016, Sara Salinas

Faryal Khatri in the news

Maureen Hayden visited an interfaith iftar to write in the Hendricks County Flyer about CIC Board member Faryal Khatri.

Archdiocese of Indianapolis 2016 Intercultural Awards Banquet

CIC Board member Sr. Norma Rocklage was honored with a 2016 Intercultural Award. Hannah Martin and Tendayi Bwititi report.