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
CIC has provided space for young people to develop interfaith relationships for over 9 years. Participation was entirely virtual in 2021. In 2022, we hope our cohort will meet in person again for facilitated, youth-led dialogue, but plans are in place for a hybrid or virtual approach if needed. 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 and CIC Youth Interfaith Ambassador badge on LinkedIn 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:
During the height of the pandemic, CIC’s dialogues went virtual, with individuals matched to a conversation partner from a different faith for an online discussion when we could no longer facilitate large and small group discussions in person. In 2021, we livestreamed panel discussions to spur further conversation, Conversation Springboards. You can view past Springboards here.
We’re in the process of evaluating the Digital Dialogue program to determine what format and timing is best suited for the current moment. If you have feedback or suggestions for future virtual dialogue offerings, please email Aimee at firstname.lastname@example.org.