Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Love! in the time of coronavirus

Wherever they strike, disasters have a way of revealing our preexisting weaknesses. But they also open up opportunities. There is a golden hour after disaster strikes, a chance to come together and build


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.


Indianapolis Organization Working To Build Relationships Among Faith Traditions

From WFYI’s Arts and Culture Desk, Jill Ditmire speaks with Executive Director Charlie Wiles, to learn more about how the Indianapolis organization builds relationships among religious groups.


Coronavirus advice for congregations from the CDC

Churches, mosques, synagogues, and other places of worship can play an important role in containing the spread and mitigating the effects of diseases such as the coronavirus.


March 18 — ICMH luncheon on Violence in the Indianapolis Community

Five reasons you should attend this very important discussion.


Imam Alamine at the Statehouse

CIC board member Imam Ahmed Alamine reports on offering the opening prayer for the Indiana State Senate.


The Banquet was everything we expected and more

The reviews of the 2020 Interfaith Banquet are in, and the verdict is unanimous: it was great!


Say “Thank you!” to Interfaith Enrichment Corps member Maryam Sobhani

To celebrate AmeriCorps Week, we'd like to recognize and thank members of the Interfaith Enrichment Corps, the AmeriCorps program CIC runs.


Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8th — As well as the day of the 2020 Interfaith Banquet, it's International Women's Day.


“I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done”

March 8-14 is AmeriCorps Week, a chance for all of us to honor members of the Inteerfaith Enrichment Corps. We'll be highlighting the past and present contributions of AmeriCorps members.


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.


Matthew’s Voices performs at the Banquet (and you can help!)

Matthew's Voices, a choir made up people experiencing homelessness, performs at Banquet. Please sponsor one or more dinners.


Meet Sophia Spencer, CIC’s newest AmeriCorps member

After serving with CIC, Sophia hopes to pursue a career in intercultural social bridge-building or conflict resolution work.


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.


Thanks to the Lilly Endowment for supporting CIC’s Summer Youth Camp

For years, one of CIC’s favorite programs has been its Summer Youth Camp. For two weeks at the end of July, twenty kids have their days packed with intercultural fun, exploration, and education. Thanks to the Lilly Endowment for providing funds for Camp in 2020.


Roots and Resistance: Uneasy Relations between White Nationalism and Christianity

February 17th — This discussion will surface the uncomfortable relationships between Christianity, white nationalism, and far-right ideologies, as well as identify the ways in which Christian individuals and movements are disrupting these relationships.