Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Nur-Allah Islamic Center’s Parent Appreciation Banquet

One of the city's great annual celebrations of the importance of parents and families is hosted by Nur-Allah Islamic Center. It's a genuinely multi-faith affair, with recognition of parents from all religious traditions.


Imam Saahir awarded by Hoosier Environmental Council

Michael "Mikal" Saahir is being honored for recent work on environmental justice for his recent work on environmental justice that stopped a limestone processing pit on the near westside of Indy


Muslims invite Indianapolis to annual interfaith event

2019 Interfaith Ambassador of the Year Imam Michael "Mikal" Saahir explains why the Indy Festival of Faiths on September 22 is important to everyone.


PICKIN’ COTTON on the way to CHURCH: The LIFE and WORK of FATHER BONIFACE HARDIN, OSB.

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


Imam Michael “Mikal” Saahir Interview

Part of Rachel Koehler's "The Dynamics of Interfaith" podcast series of interviews with CIC board members


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


Freddie Kelvin’s and Bill Foley’s Banquet photos

Two of our favorite professional photographers attended the 5th Annual Interfaith Banquet, cameras in hand. See what Bill Foley and @Freddie Kelvin saw


CIC’s board members at CIC’s Banquet

There was a great turn-out of CIC board members at Martin University March 24 for the 5th Annual Interfaith Banquet. See who was there.


“Christians must attempt to leap from fear to faith”

"Part of the reason I like the Banquet so much is that it is a beautiful example of welcoming and dialoguing with people whose religious languages and loyalties are different than mine."


Message to Imam Saahir from Rep. Andre Carson

Rep. Andre Carson sends his congratulations to Imam Saahir and his gratitude to the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.


CIC board members take the lead at “A Moment of Action”

It might not have been one of CIC's quarterly board meetings ... but sometimes it felt that way.


“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.


Imam Saahir reflects on his 40 year interfaith journey

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) ... has deemed it proper to honor me and my wife Carolyn as the Interfaith Ambassadors of 2019."