Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Religion can reduce depression … but how, and why?

Read an article about how valuing religion may trigger brain changes that reduce the risk for depression. and attend April 17’s “Support a support group,” and you may find an answer Rewiring their brains or


Reprentance (tawba), a cornerstone of Islamic faith

Roohi Tahir has been important for pushing the issue of repentance in Islam (tawba) to the front if discussions of the meaning of Islam.


Political junkies should get their fix from Pierre Atlas

Are you looking for an even-handed, thoughtful, honest expert perspective on local, national and international politics? We have two words: Pierre Atlas.


Why attend the screening of “Stateless?”

"Stateless" tells the story of how in the late 1980s, thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. But in 1988, American policy suddenly changed and all of these refugees were stranded in Italy.


A great Sacred Spaces tour of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

George Kelley led a wise and insightful tour of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, from Torahs to the kosher kitchen being prepared for Pesach (Passover). Meet the Interfaith Youth Ambassadors from the tour on April 12 when they organize the first Interfaith Youth Forum.


How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness (and lots of follow up)

April 17th — clergy and lay leaders from several religious traditions will share their congregations' experiences with support groups at their places of worship.


Iman Michael “Mikal” Saahir documentary – CIC 2019 Ambassador of the year

This video premiered at the 5th Annual Interfaith Banquet, a tribute to Carolyn and Imam Saahir


The Dynamics of Interfaith

My hope is that through this project people will be able to recognize the importance of interreligious dialogue and gain some insight on how dedicated members of the CIC have reconciled interfaith to their own faith.


Don’t miss the Interfaith Youth Forum

“Young people speaking their minds…” These are lyrics from a popular song from the 1960s. But what do they mean today?


Watch & discuss “The Heart of Nuba”

March 28th — It's one of the most inspiring — and highly acclaimed — documentaries of recent years.


Labrang Tashi Kyil Monks come to UIndy

The University of Indianapolis is hosting a group of seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from one of the most celebrated monasteries, Labrang Tashi Kyil. This is the fourth visit of the monks to Indiana, which has a special relation with Tibetan Buddhism.


“Rebuilding Refugees’ Lives in Sri Lanka” with Sajith Silva

Sajith Silva, Catholic Relief Services program coordinator for Sri Lanka, talked about the vulnerable people displaced by war and how Catholic Relief Services provides hope and support


Sacred Spaces tour of Masjid Al-Fajr

The Masjid Al-Fajr Islamic Center of Greater Indianapolis was founded in 1971. Masjid Al-Fajr aims to develop Islamic character within Indianapolis both individually and throughout the Muslim community.


Join us for a very special International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated March 8th. In many countries it’s widely celebrated, even a national holiday. Maybe it should be here as well.


“Rebuilding Refugees’ Lives in Sri Lanka”

When our attention is seized by the latest refugee crisis, it's easy too forget people who've been refugee for decades.


What’s new at the ICMH?

One of CIC's most popular and successful programs is the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH).