Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

5 reasons to listen to Don Knebel on Buddhism May 17

Don Knebel was the founding chair of CIC's board and the first Interfaith Ambassador. On May 17 Don will give a virtual lecture about Buddhism — "It's all your mind."

Making your home a Sacred Space

During these stress-filled times, it can be difficult for those with faith practices to be away from their sacred spaces. However, it is important to keep our distance from one another in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are some tips for bringing sacred space into your home while keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe.

Letter from Archbishop Thompson to Buddhist Community

One of the important interfaith events of 2019 was Pope Francis's visit to Asia. There he engaged in dialogue with Buddhist leaders and invited the world's Buddhist communities to join Catholics in fighting against injustice and war. This letter from Archibishop Charles C. Thompson of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis reflects the spirit of Pope Francis.

Imam Alamine describes Ramadan and the pandemic in Indianapolis

CIC board member Imam Ahmed Alamine is director of religious affairs for the Indianapolis Muslim Community Association. In a very good news story, he provides a wise description of how Hoosier Muslims are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.

April 26 — Hindus and Jains celebrate Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is considered as the most golden day of the year: Any initiative made on that day or anything bought on that day is considered to be good fortune.

Connecting throughout Ramadan from home to home

CIC's good friend Cenk Kandemir tells us about an important initiative of the Niagara Foundation.

May 7 — Pesach Sheni (Second Passover) … a post-quarantine do-over?

This is a great idea for all who us who've been physical distancing and haven't been able to celebrate with family, friends, and fellows. When we can, let's take advantage of a second chance.

Kareem Ramadan! “A brief history of Ramadan”

When was Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting, first observed? And how have its practices changed? Here, Remona Aly considers its history and evolution across the world.

Join a solemn commemoration of Yom HaShoah

The theme for this year's memorial is resistance and how individuals and groups were able to take a stand in various modes to counter the Nazis' oppression and terror of Jews and other minorities.

Join Bahá’ís in celebrating the 1st day of Ridvan

This year April 20 is the First Day of Ridvan. Baha’is all around the world will celebrate the “King of Festivals,” the holiest days of the Baha’i year, for the next 12 days.

Join Orthodox Christians in celebrating Pascha

Pascha is Easter for Othodox Christians. It is usually celebrated on a different date than is Easter for Western (Roman Catholic) Christians because of the difference between Georgian and Julian calendars.

KP Singh: Reflections on Baisakhi

Today we celebrate the creation of the ‘Khalsa’ (community of ‘warrior-saints’ dedicated to defending the weak and downtrodden against oppression and injustice) by the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh ji, in 1699

“How families gather for Passover seder amid coronavirus outbreak”

Whether you’re personally participating or not, it’s important to understand this significant Jewish holiday. Here are six key facts to help you out.

Worldwide fast for relief from COVID-19

"This global fast will take place on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. We invite our neighbors and friends in the Indianapolis area to participate with us!"

KP Singh on 2020 Interfaith Banquet

KP Singh knows a thing or two about Interfaith Banquets — he was the 2015 Interfaith Ambassador. He reports on this year's Banquet honoring Betty Brandt.

Images from the Interfaith Banquet

The 6th Annual Interfaith Banquet was a smash!Check out these pictures from the best — and perhaps the last —social event of the season.