Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

“Religious leaders in Indianapolis present peace pole”

It was a call for peace in response to recent shootings and bombings that have happened at houses of worship around the world, including Sri Lanka.


Peace Pole Dedication at Masjid Al-Fajr (the oldest mosque in Indianapolis)

Two years ago the Islamic school associated with Masjid Al Fajr, recieved the now infamous letter addressed "To the Children of Satan". On Friday, we will deliver a very different message. One of love and hope.


“Catholics, Muslims bond over weekly lunch at Indianapolis delicatessen”

The openness to people of other faiths that Pope Francis modeled during his Feb. 3-5 visit to the United Arab Emirates has been embraced for more than 20 years at a weekly lunch shared by Muslims, Catholics and other Christians at Shapiro’s Delicatessen in Indianapolis.


Catholics offer ‘dialogue’ and ‘connecting point’ during Festival of Faiths in Indianapolis

Natalie Hoefer discusses what Catholics seek to achieve with interfaith and ecumenical engagement.


Stemming America’s Growing Racial Divide

On the tragedies of 14th of 9/11, Imam Michael Saahir reflects on the even greater tragedy of racial division and violence that wracks communities in America every day.


On the Sacred Arts Stage @ the Indy Festival of Faiths

One of the most memorable aspects of the Indy Festival of Faiths will be the first-rate global and local music and dance performances on the Sacred Arts Stage. What is in store? Take a look ...


At the Frontlines: Field Update from the Most Pressing Humanitarian Crises Today

September 17th — Catholic Relief Services’ Caroline Brennan serves as a foreign correspondent from the frontlines of crises in some of the most devastated parts of our world. She'll discuss the crises in Nepal and Ukraine.


Indy celebrates 3rd Festival of Faiths

This beautiful day of celebration will showcase the diversity of our city in one of the best and most holy ways. It is a day that epitomizes what we want Indy to be and what today Indy is.


From the Star: “Interfaith engagement helps us to understand others”

CIC Executive Director Charlie Wiles share his thoughts about the significance of interfaith interaction, and why you should attend the Festival of Faiths August 30.


Congratulations to CIC board member Jane Gehlhausen!

Center for Interfaith Cooperation board member Jane Gehlhausen was awarded for her service to refugees resettling in Indianapolis. Way to go Jane!


Service: The Feet of the Interfaith Community

Joining AmeriCorps is simple! Send us your resume. We'll meet with you in July and direct you toward a host-site agency that fits.


Statement on the Shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

We ask that you please join us in remembering the victims of the tragedy in Charleston by reaching out across faith and ethnic lines to help fight hatred and violence in our own community.


Mussie Zena on his family’s US citizenship

This is from Catholic Charities Indianapolis — Refugee and Immigrant Services. Mussie Zena is a member of the Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps serving at Catholic


World Refugee Day @ Indy Urban Acres

June 20th — Learn to grow food and community! Volunteer on the urban farm from 1-3pm and celebrate from 3-4. Event Is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Music and light refreshments provided.


IRSC member Mussie Zena

Immigrant Refugee & Service Corps member Mussie Zena serves at Catholic Charities, where he helps immigrants and refugees with employment appointments and interviews


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