Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Blessed Maundy Thursday

Today many Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, among other names).

Tell us your story

CIC's partner, the Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN) has an art exhibit opening May 10: "Images from the Border: Here and There." They invite us all to take part.

Gender and Religion: Picking up the Pieces

It's part of the increasing amount of religious programming offered by Indy Pride this year.

Join the Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion for dialogue and breakfast

Want to know why the Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion  is important? Read this interview with CIC board member Muzaffar Ahmad. Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion members met at the Original Pancake house on

How DO you support a support group?

April 17 th — A diverse array of religious leaders, mental health professionals, and community volunteers came to the Interchurch Center to share their experiences with support groups for mental traumas and disorders.

KP on Notre Dame’s fire

This comes from our good friend and Brother, KP Singh.

Drink Coffee, Eat Cake & Discuss True Islam

CIC board member Muzaffar Ahmad is one of the leaders of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community. For several years they have been offering a weekly series of discussions about the real meaning of Islam: Coffee, Cake and True Islam. Join them Wednesday evening at Marian University's Starbucks.

Talk with Turks

Niagara Foundation Indiana head Cenk Kandemir shares with us some of the ways the Turkish-Hoosier community is encouraging interfaith dialogue during the holy month of Ramadan.

What can learn from Ma’ase?

April 9 and 10, Indianapolis played host to members of the Israeli nongovernmental organization Ma'ase. Volunteerism and service to the community is at the center of Ma'ase's work with Jewish, Arab, and Druze youth who have been marginalized.

It’s time to walk the Indy Spiritual Trail

Walk the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail with guides Ian Mcintosh and Jim Duncan. The walk will bring together a range of people from various congregations, including UUI, and international students from IUPUI.

How to commemorate Yom HaShoah?

Everyone should feel a need to participate. The Holocaust wasn't only a Jewish tragedy — it was a human tragedy

Images from the Interfaith Ambassadors Youth Forum

April 12th — It was the culmination of a couple months of Sacred spaces tours of houses of worship and candid discussions with other teens. See what you may have missed.

Join in wishing Jains a sacred Mahavir Jayanti

We asked CIC board member Sonal Sanghani about the Jain holiday of Mahavir Jayanti

Religion can reduce depression … but how, and why?

Read an article about how valuing religion may trigger brain changes that reduce the risk for depression. and attend April 17’s “Support a support group,” and you may find an answer Rewiring their brains or

Happy Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday — celebrated this year by Catholics and Protestants on April 14 — is a special day for Christians. Here are five things Christians and non-Christians should know about the day.

Experience American “civil religion” at Civic Saturday/Tuesday

April 16th — "Civil religion" is one of the most important concepts in understanding politics in America. With Civil Saturdays, Indianapolis is one of a handful of cities experimenting with making transparent both its civil and the religious aspects. For those of us without free Saturdays, this month's Civic Saturday is actually Civic Tuesday.