Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

CIC Team

Charlie Wiles — Executive Director

Charlie Wiles

For me, authentic interfaith engagement affirms my faith in humanity. If we approach interfaith community building with curiosity and humility, it can be transformative. I believe that it is an essential tool to help overcome many of the challenges we face in the modern era. It is also fun and very enriching!

Alfan Abdulahad — Office Manager

Alfan Abdulahad

After fleeing from Baghdad with my family, I started to work in 2009, as an Arabic interpreter in different hospitals and clinics for Arabic patients and clients. In addition, in 2010, I started to work at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation as an office manager – I keep things running around the office, perform administrative tasks, and support programs, events, and partners. \

John Clark — Director of Communications

John Clark

John Clark is recognized as one of Central Indiana’s leading experts on international affairs. Clark is the only person to receive NUVO’s Cultural Vision Award and commendations from the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for contributions on counter-terrorism.

Abbygail Parker — AmeriCorps Program Director

Abbygail Parker

My name is Abbygail Parker. I am the program director for the AmeriCorps program, the Interfaith Enrichment Corps at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. While I have only been organizing the program for a few short months, I have truly enjoyed coming back to the CIC prior to my own AmeriCorps VISTA engagement a couple of years ago!

Robin Thompson — Interfaith Enrichment Corps member

Robin Thompson

I believe that faith is the language of the soul. Through interfaith work, we can connect with our community at the deepest level in order to bring about social change. This is why I believe in the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the Interfaith Enrichment Corps. I am focusing on the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health.

Heidi Oates — Interfaith Enrichment Corps member

Heidi Oates

Hi! My name is Heidi. My CIC/Americorps site is Martin University. My role as a Project Director is to help bridge gaps between available resource providers such as Community Health Network and populations needing those resources. 

Brittany Head

My name is Brittany Head and I am so excited to serve as the Butler Center for Faith and Vocation intern at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation this spring. I am a senior political science and religion major at Butler University.

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