Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

The Interfaith MLK Day Celebration

January 20th — CIC partnered with the Indiana Christian Leadership Conference & Nur-Allah on celebrative MLK interfaith-style

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A New View Film Series

A New View Film Series — a partnership between the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Butler University's Center for Faith and Vocation — journeys outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through films.

Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH)

The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH) is a partnership between the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the National Alliance on Mental Illness — Indiana. Its mission is to empower faith leaders to improve the lives of people and families affected by mental health conditions.

Discuss the Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Indiana has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the US. The presenter will be Ashley Powell from Domestic Violence Network.

“Local doctors assist Rohingya people in crisis in Bangladesh as alleged genocide case moves forward”

Physicians and advocates in Indiana are stepping in to help the devastated Rohingya people who are taking refuge at a mega camp in Bangladesh in southeast Asia.

Alfan shares her musical wishes for a Merry Christmas

Alfan finds joy in sharing aspects of her faith and practices with her new neighbors in Central Indiana. Thank you Alfan!

“Lessons we can learn from celebration of Hanukkah”

Good friend of CIC Nathan Day Wison has a fine article in the Indy Star about lessons all can learn from Hanukkah.

Learning about other traditions through arts & crafts

We at CIC are eager to share new ways to learn about other religious traditions. Check out "Witch Crafts" to learn about Pagans by creating art together.

“Be brave enough to dialogue, pope tells Thai religious leaders”

Meeting Thai religious leaders then celebrating Mass with Catholic young adults, Pope Francis encouraged them to strengthen a culture that treasures the past, holds fast to faith, is unafraid of differences and always seeks a way to promote dialogue and cooperation.

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.

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

Andrew Luck — “We are called to serve”

Congratulations to former Colt QB Andrew and his wife Nicole Pechanec, who last week had their first child, Lucy. It's a good time to recall one of the aspects of Luck that make him a special person: his thoughtful Catholic faith.

Umoja Project’s Multifaith Thanksgiving Service

If you're looking for a special way to celebrate Thanksgiving a few days early, look no further than two dinners being organized by Umoja Partnership.

What can Indiana’s faith communities teach the world about LGBTQ rights?

In mid-December, a group of international leaders from eight countries will visit the US to learn about human and civil rights for marginalized communities. They'll visit CIC to discuss " Interfaith Efforts to Address Complex Social Issues." Most of the visitors focus on LGBTQ rights. What can Indiana teach them?