Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Happy Human Rights Day — Chinese lessons

December 10 is World Human Rights Day, a commemoration of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. What happens when Art. 18 is attacked? Look at Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

Music from past Interfaith Banquets

One of the most popular features of past Interfaith Banquets has been the music by world-class performers. As you look at who performed in the past, ask yourself (and please tell us): Who should perform at the 6th Interfaith Banquet on March 8?

Happy Gita Jayanti

December 8th — Gita Jayanti is the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita, a great piece of literature and the most sacred, important Hindu script — it still influences people today.

Laurie Anderson & Friends: “Songs from the Bardo”

For Tibetan Buddhists, Bardo means the intermediate realm between death and rebirth. Avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson, composer and activist Jesse Paris Smith, and Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal explore the concept in a remarkable new album.

Jarrid Wilson’s legacy of hope for mental health

On September 6th, megachurch pastor Jarrid Wilson ended his life. Wilson and his wife Juli had set up Anthem of Hope, a nonprofit to help Christians (and others) struggling with depression. His fellow clergy members continue to wrestle with what this means.

Happy Bodhi Day!

For Buddhists, Bodhi Day is an opportunity to acknowledge dedication to the principles of wisdom, compassion and kindness — the distinguishing features of the Buddhist worldview.

St. Nicholas, and his generosity, is an inspiration for all ages

"St. Nicholas, lover of the poor and patron saint of children, is a model of how Christ wants us to live."

Planning a 2020 Indiana Interfaith Celebration

On December 5th, a historic gathering of 49 Faith Leaders representing Interfaith groups from around the state began planning a 2020 Indiana Interfaith Celebration.

Ian McIntosh has an important new book

Ian McIntosh has a new book coming out that highlights “the potential of religious tourism and pilgrimage for promoting interfaith solidarity, natural dialogue, and inner peace.”

Are robots persons? Extraterrestrials? AI? How about humans?

Jim Mcgrath ReligionProf Podcast with Juli Gittinger, author of Personhood in Science Fiction: Religious and Philosophical Considerations

KP Singh on supporting CIC on #GivingTuesday

"The CIC is providing a vital service and needs our thoughtful consideration and support."

Meet an AmeriCorps member — Elsa Kunz

"community engagement helps realize the academic foundations of interfaith work: reconciliation, sharing, and cooperative social action"

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

A theme connecting many religions is "freedom." On December 2, we should pause to consider how to address the plight of the millions of people who are not free.

Thank you to Lynn Jackson, the world’s greatest sponsor!

Since CIC was established, Lynn Jackson has been one of our best friends. That was even before she went above and beyond the call of duty as a sponsor for the 2020 Interfaith Banquet.

Wish Scots, Romanians, and Pagans a Happy St. Andrew’s Day

St. Andrew's Day is celebrated on November 30. Many people (most of them of Scottish descent) think of St. Andrew as the patron saint of Scotland. That's true, but he is also the patron saint of Romania, and that's where it gets interesting.

Use your savings from #BlackFriday to join CIC on #GivingTuesday

Now is the time to start to think about how to use those valuable savings. We suggest considering giving to the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.