Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

“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


Indy group heads to the border to help migrant women

Maria Pimentel-Gannon is going with her husband. She's one of the interpreters. Asked why she wanted to go, Pimentel-Gannon got choked up and said, "I have two kids...I can't imagine being separated, being kept from them and not being able to do whatever I could" to help them.


“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.


Distribution of safe stoves in Darfur refugee camp in Chad

This message comes from CIC's good friend, Mastora Bakhiet, founder of the Darfur Women Network.


Welcoming Week All-IN + Sparks @ the Circle

September 18th — CIC's Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps is organizing a big party for immigrant Indy. Celebrate Indianapolis as a welcoming and diverse city with music, food, prizes and more! Sponsored by the Indiana Humanities Council, the ALL-IN Block Party is presented by the Immigrant Welcome Center and many community partners


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.


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!


IRSC member Liz Irk

Liz’s duties focus on reaching out to immigrant and refugee communities impacted by cancer, including organizing cancer-related educational opportunities for refugees and immigrants, recruiting and managing bilingual volunteers, coordinating outreach interpreters and managing material translations


IRSC presents Immigrant Heritage Showcase

June 30th — an opportunity to share your family’s heritage story. Bring photos, items, and food that showcase your family's immigrant heritage.


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.


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.


German lessons about immigration policy

June 5th — Europe’s immigration system is broken, and no one knows how to fix it. David Sklar of the Jewish Community Relations Council returns from Berlin with a report


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


IRSC’s Rose Ohiami

Rose Ohiami is hosted by La Plaza, where she assists families with completion of applications for food stamps, cash assistance and/or Medicaid, as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving programs.


Bangladeshi American Alliance health and resource fair

May 2nd nearly a hundred Bangladeshis came to the Interchurch Center to learn about healthcare options, consult privately with Bangla-speaking physicians, and enjoy a spring day with families and friends.