Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Meet AmeriCorps member Rainie Grant

Rainie Grant, recently of Butler, is an AmeriCorps member hosted at the Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN).


CIC takes a road trip to Louisville

April 21st the Center for Interfaith Cooperation hit the road for a visit to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. On the bus were CIC board staff, Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps members, and friends from Serve Indiana and the Indiana Interchurch Center.


Faryal Khatri talks about hate crime legislation

CIC Board member Faryal Khatri has been part of the efforts to pass hate crime legislation in Indiana (one of five states without such legislation). In a recent story in Vice.com, she describes how


Imam Saahir on 25 years of columns in “The Recorder”

CIC board member Imam Michael “Mikal” Saahir reflects on 25 years of writing a regular column for The Indianapolis Recorder. We’re looking forward to the next quarter century of Al-Islam in America


Imam Michael Saahir retiring from IFD

"Imam, author, activist and firefighter Michael Saahir is putting away one of his many hats this month."


A report on the 3rd Annual Interfaith Banquet

Sunday February 12th was a special evening for nearly 300 people who attended the Center for Interfaith Cooperation's 3rd annual Interfaith Banquet at the Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis. The guest of honor was Sr. Norma Rocklage of Marian University, who received the 2017 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year award. Marian University provides this report


Meet CIC board member Rabbi Shelley Goldman

Rabbi Shelley Goldman is the latest addition to CIC's board, who joined Congregation Beth-El Zedeck as the Assistant Rabbi in July 2016. We asked Rabbi Goldman to tell us about herself.


Sr. Norma Earns Award for Latino Outreach

On February 12th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation will name Sister Norma Rocklage out 2017 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year. (Get your tickets now, they are going quickly!) We aren’t the only ones who


St. Nicholas, and his generosity, is an inspiration for all ages

"St. Nicholas, lover of the poor and patron saint of children, is a model of how Christ wants us to live."


Welcome new CIC board member Freezell Brown

Freezell Brown is Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School


CIC’s board is an important part of Statehood Day

December 11th -- It's the grand celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday, and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation will be well-represented.


Maria’s great holiday book recommendation

This message comes CIC board member Maria Pimentel-Gannon, who has a great selection for a gift for the


Welcome new CIC board member LeWana Britt

Minister LeWana Britt serves as the Christian Education Director/Youth Minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She also serves as the Chaplain of the Stewardship Ministry, Co-Director of Vacation Bible School, Project Director of the


Welcome new CIC member Anita Joshi

Anita Joshi MD has been an Indiana resident since 1998.  She was born and raised in New Jersey and attended University of Connecticut Medical School; where she met her husband Arun Jain of 23


Congratulations to Aarti Shah!

The Indiana Business Journal's Women of Influence program just honored its 2016 class. Among the 23 women is CIC board member (and Eli Lilly senior VP) Aarti Shah.


Meet Young Adult Volunteer Laura Todd

A new member of the CIC team is Laura Todd. Laura is a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV). The Young Adult Volunteer program is a one year service opportunity offered by the Presbyterian Mission