Interfaith Encounters


CIC facilitates interfaith encounters throughout the year, from large outdoor events to small group or one-on-one dialogue.  The safety of participants is of utmost concern, and in-person activities are making a comeback as local regulations and venue capacity limitations allow.  Visit the calendar to see all upcoming events, and continue to engage with us virtually in a Digital Dialogue.

Interfaith Youth Dialogue

Emerging Interfaith Leaders

CIC engages emerging leaders through the Interfaith Youth Dialogue and Interfaith Youth Ambassador. These emerging leaders become a catalyst for the realization of CIC’s vision for Indianapolis to be a community that pursues peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation.


Interfaith youth dialogue 2022-2023

CIC has provided space for young people to develop interfaith relationships for over 9 years.  Our cohort will meet in person on November 13, 2022 to plan for 5 dialogue and sacred space tours in early 2023.  The dialogue series is open to youth ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-24.

Benefits of participation:

  •  Meet other young people from central Indiana
  •  Develop your own religious literacy and empathy and share your experience to help others understand your faith tradition.
  • Active participants (attend 80% or more sessions) are recognized with a certificate upon completion of the series.
  • Ambassadors may join CIC work groups to advise on youth programming, facilitate future youth dialogues, or participate as a speaker or facilitator in Religious Diversity Training and other CIC programs.

Join the 2022 Cohort:

Email Josih Hostetler, Program Director at


Interfaith youth AMBASSADOR

CIC selects individual Interfaith Youth Ambassadors to be recognized for their interfaith service in the community. The Interfaith Youth Ambassador is identified through their involvement in CIC programming (Interfaith Youth Dialogue, Religious Diversity Training, and volunteering in CIC connected faith organizations).

Listing of Previous CIC Interfaith Youth Ambassadors:

2022: Imaan Mirza