Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Community Calendar

These are not necessarily CIC sponsored events. For a calendar of CIC events, go here.

Screening and discussion of “Dakota 38” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Screening and discussion of “Dakota 38” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader, and Vietnam veteran found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his
“Love Jordan” + Suicide Prevention Training @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
"Love Jordan" + Suicide Prevention Training @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
“Love, Jordan” is a film about teen suicide by CIC AmeriCorps member Dija Henry. After the film, there will be a discussion about how to provide suicide prevention training to communities and cultures that are less comfortable talking about mental health.
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Screening and discussion of “Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life of a man who, in his heart, was a poet and “mystic.” Yet through his religious expression, Thurman helped ignite sweeping social change. Though he was born the grandson of slaves, Howard Thurman went
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Screening and discussion of “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton is the story of Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani,
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Screening and discussion of “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Crazy Wisdom is the first film to explore the life and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Chogyam Trungpa, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist leader, shattered notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave when
Sep
5
Thu
Screening and discussion of “Dakota 38” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader, and Vietnam veteran found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. “When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator… As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn’t get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it’s one of those dreams that bothers you night and day.” Now, four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. “We can’t blame the wasichus anymore. We’re doing it to ourselves. We’re selling drugs. We’re killing our own people. That’s what this ride is about, is healing.” This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.

Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values and way of life. A New View Film Series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, social justice and diversity and, civil discourse.

The series will take place every other month from September 2019-March 2020 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (located adjacent to Robertson Hall). Doors open at 6:30 PM, film screening begins at 7:00 PM.

The Series is free and open to the public.

Sep
25
Wed
“Love Jordan” + Suicide Prevention Training @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

“Love, Jordan” is a film about teen suicide by CIC AmeriCorps member Dija Henry. After the film, there will be a discussion about how to provide suicide prevention training to communities and cultures that are less comfortable talking about mental health.

Nov
6
Wed
Screening and discussion of “Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life of a man who, in his heart, was a poet and “mystic.” Yet through his religious expression, Thurman helped ignite sweeping social change. Though he was born the grandson of slaves, Howard Thurman went on to become one of the great spiritual and religious pioneers of the 20th century whose words and influence continues to echo today.

His landmark book, Jesus and the Disinherited, was the first to claim that Jesus Christ – who was born in poverty as part of a powerless minority – lived a life that spoke directly to Black Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only regularly attended Thurman’s services, but he carried Thurman’s writings with him on the historic marches to Selma and Birmingham. King found Thurman to be a treasure and often drew from him in his own speeches and writings. Congressman John Lewis calls Howard Thurman the “patron saint” of the Civil Rights Movement.

In 1935, Howard Thurman made a publicized trip to India and became the first Black man invited to counsel with Mahatma Gandhi. From that meeting, Thurman brought back a vision that helped create a framework for imagining non-violent resistance not just as a political strategy but as a lifestyle. That vision provided a direction for the Movement that changed the world order.

In his own time, Thurman was a celebrated religious figure with profiles in major magazines like LOOK, Ebony, and others. His efforts at the height of World War II to create the nation’s first interfaith, inter-racial church stands as a precursor for many contemporary faith communities. And for millions today who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious,” Thurman’s poetry, meditations, sermons, and prayers continue to be wildly popular

Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values and way of life. A New View Film Series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, social justice and diversity and, civil discourse.

The series will take place every other month from September 2019-March 2020 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (located adjacent to Robertson Hall). Doors open at 6:30 PM, film screening begins at 7:00 PM.

The Series is free and open to the public.

Jan
23
Thu
Screening and discussion of “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
is the story of Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton, he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which his call could be lived out. The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenge us today.

Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values and way of life. A New View Film Series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, social justice and diversity and, civil discourse.

The series will take place every other month from September 2019-March 2020 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (located adjacent to Robertson Hall). Doors open at 6:30 PM, film screening begins at 7:00 PM.

The Series is free and open to the public.

 

Mar
25
Wed
Screening and discussion of “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Crazy Wisdom is the first film to explore the life and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Chogyam Trungpa, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist leader, shattered notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave when he renounced his monk’s vows & eloped with a sixteen-year-old aristocrat. Twenty years after his death, Trungpa’s name still evokes admiration and outrage. What made him tick? And just what is enlightenment, anyway?

Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values and way of life. A New View Film Series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, social justice and diversity and, civil discourse.

The series will take place every other month from September 2019-March 2020 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (located adjacent to Robertson Hall). Doors open at 6:30 PM, film screening begins at 7:00 PM.

The Series is free and open to the public.