Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

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!"

COVID-19 Peaceful and self-care strategies

"In this time to rush to return to “normal,” use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to."

Get to know one another through social distancing

These words of wisdom come from Rev. Jerry Zehr of Carmel Christian Church and the Carmel Interfaith Alliance.

March 18 — ICMH luncheon on Violence in the Indianapolis Community

Five reasons you should attend this very important discussion.

March 9 — ICMH Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Cluster Program

The Cluster meeting's goal is to provide an opportunity for congregational leadership teams to mutually support one another, share ideas, learn together about resources and plan common activities around mental wellness. The Cluster will potentially provide organic opportunities for stakeholders to follow-up on new ideas and potential trainings in a locally relevant manner.

A Zen-eyed view on interfaith

In a world increasingly fragmented across the kaleidoscope of beliefs and religions, it is easy to feel that we may never see peace in our time. However, are we really as divided as we think? Daiko Matsuyama, Deputy Head Priest of Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan holds inter-faith dialogue as one powerful strategy that can bring our disparate world together.

ICMH luncheon — Eating disorders

February 19th — Attend this Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon to learn how religious groups are helping those who suffer to recover. You can hear from Selah House, a Christ-centered eating disorder treatment center.

4 reasons to attend the ICMH Cluster Program for Butler-Tarkington

February 10th — This promises to be one of those events whose positive impacts continue for a long time.

5 questions for panelists at the discussion of “The Art of Sacred Texts”

February 5th — Many CIC friends and board members will be on a multi-religious panel to discuss how the illuminated St. John's Bible speaks to their religious traditions. Here are some questions you can expect them to answer.

Five reasons to see “The Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton”

January 28th — An award-winning documentary about one of the most influential theologians and mystics of the 20th century. Here's why you shouldn't miss watching it.

51st Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Service

January 20th — Indianapolis has many fine MLK Day celebrations. We think one of the best is an interfaith service at the church where King preached in Indianapolis.

“Let diversity bring us together, rather than drive us apart”

In a time like now, so divided by allegiance to false gods such as money and power, by acts of lovelessness and hatred, and by lines drawn between people according to worldly standards, the truth that we are one human family is desperately needed!

American JewBu: Jews, Buddhists, and Religious Change

Here's a way of answering "What is Interfaith?" Interfaith means more than learning about The Other. It's learning from The Other, adopting and adapting new ideas into one's own beliefs and practices.

Interfaith Work, One Habitat Home at a Time

Good friend of CIC Joel Reichenbach contributes his reflection of what Indy Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith Build means for the question: What is interfaith?

“Everything is still on fire” by Rev. Theresa Soto

We've asked members of the CIC family to illustrate what interfaith means. Robin Thompson suggests a poem he read at the last Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health meeting

“Interfaith Amigos” explore the meaning of interfaith

The "Interfaith Amigos" are national superstars of multifaith tolerance and mutual respect. What do they think they are doing?