Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Shari Rudavsky: “A Jew, Christian and Muslim walk into an art studio…”

April 29th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation joined the Jewish Community Relations Council to host a showcase of a remarkable project for healing. Shari Rudavsky of the Indianapolis Star reports.


Performing Zabur — An insider’s report

Rev. Lisa Marchal was part of "Zabur," from commissioning to performing at the premiere. She files this report..


CIC’s community celebration of the Psalms

On April 24 Indianapolis witnessed the world premiere of the oratorio “Zabur,” a work by Mohammed Fairouz, widely considered the top composer under the age of 30 on the planet. “Zabur” was a gift


Discussing art, culture, faith and policy with Mohammed Fairouz & friends

In a public dialogue before the world premiere of "Zabur," diplomats and artists explored how an artist’s cultural and religious background can help bridge understanding to shape public policy.


Soulaf Abas on the Syrian refugee crisis

Syrian artist Soulaf Abas spoke at the Indiana Interchurch Center April 22. Unfortunately her excellent talk was not videotaped. Fortunately an earlier talk was taped.


Help make an interfaith community mosaic for Israel

April 29th -- The Galilee Medical Center in Northern Israel serves Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze patients, See an Indianapolis-driven art project that promises to connect those communities even more closely.


Soulaf Abas on the Syrian refugee crisis

April 22nd — Syrian artist Soulaf Abas was part of the Syrian refugee friendship feast organized by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation in February. She comes back to explore how we can help find solutions.


Speak out with the Tutu Center this weekend

April 19th -- Spoken word is an incredibly powerful tool for communicating contrasting and contending ideas and viewpoints ... join in with CIC and the Tutu Center


Outspoken and Out Open: A Night of Spoken Words and Poetry

April 19th — Spoken word is an incredibly powerful tool for communicating ideas and viewpoints you may be unfamiliar with.


An illuminated Bible for the 21st century

NUVO has a nice article about the exhibit of the Saint John's Bible at the IIC, and explains why you should see it before it's too late.


Kyle Long interviews Yuval Ron

There aren't many musicians who can list a command performance for the Dalai Lama in their bio, but Israeli musician Yuval Ron can and does. It's a strong testament to Ron's claim that his interfaith music ensemble is building bridges of peace between followers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity.


CIC joins in presenting the Saint John’s Bible

It's one of the great creations of art, literature and religion in recent memory ... and it's coming to the Indiana Interchurch Center in January. Don't miss experiencing the Saint John's Bible, or these interfaith events


Yuval Ron on the power of story-telling with music

World music artist Yuval Ron tells a mystical story and plays his oud in the closing session of TEDxConejo ... hear him in Indy January 22.


Art: The Essential Fuel

Klara Zierk reports on an event that spoke to her as a religious studies major and as a human being


Callie Smith — Art can help bring meaning to faith

"As valuable as interfaith engagement can be for building relationships in a diverse community like Central Indiana, involving the arts opens up even more opportunities for different people to hear and see and understand each other a little better."


Artists Becoming the New Theologians

November 10th — Local artists and theologians discuss bridge-building between the often disconnected communities of religion and art. See and Listen to the results.