Festival of Faiths

Center for Interfaith Cooperation is a community that pursues peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation.

Since its formation in 2011, CIC has built up a large, robust, and diverse network of trusted relationships with Central Indiana congregations, colleges and universities, and civic and community organizations.

Center for Interfaith Cooperation provides safe environments, resources, and opportunities for service to increase religious literacy, build empathy between faiths, and facilitate interfaith encounters.

Every year CIC organizes Indy Festival of Faiths, Indiana’s largest one-day celebration of our diverse religious landscape. Over the past eight years, the festival has steadily grown in the number of organizations participating, the number of people in attendance, and the diversity of activities offered.

The 9th annual Indy Festival of Faiths was held virtually on September 26th at 2pm. The theme for this year’s festival was “Sharing Gifts of Faith: Compassion, Resilience, & Hope.”

You can view previous Festival of Faiths videos on CIC’s YouTube Channel. Click below.  

Thank you to all of our Sponsors/Exhibitors, we appreciate your support!


  • Ascension St. Vincent Hospital
  • Second Presbyterian Church


  • Christian Theological Seminary
  • Don Knebel – Founding Board Chair
  • Hindu Temple of Central Indiana
  • Jain Center of Central Indiana
  • Jennifer & Rev. Brian Shivers & Family – Current Board Chair
  • Light of the World Christian Church
  • PNC Bank
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis


  • Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
  • Islamic Society of Indiana
  • Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Niagara Foundation


  • Charles A Wiles
  • Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
  • Judge David Shaheed & Family
  • KP Singh
  • Maria Pimentel-Gannon & Family
  • The Wiles Family
  • Dr. Vimal Patel


  • Bethany Theological Seminary (BTS)
  • Chaplaincy, Indianapolis International Airport
  • Earlham School of Religion (ESR)
  • Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom
  • Franklin College
  • Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light
  • Indiana Commission for Higher Education
  • Indianapolis Family Church
  • Indiana Multifaith Network
  • Indianapolis Muslim Community Association
  • Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue, Inc.
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
  • Spirit & Place
  • Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Indianapolis
  • St. Monica Catholic Church
  • The Way Church
  • Wisdom of the Vedas

Thank you to all of our sponsors throughout the years!

Don Knebel
Earlham School of Religion
Jain Center of Central Indiana
Eli Lilly & Company
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Ann Powell
Baha’i Community of Indianapolis
Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation
Carmel Christian Church
Christian Theological Seminary
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Congregation Beth Shalom
Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Fishers MultiFaith Community for Compassion
Hindu SwayamSevak Sangh
Indiana Council on World Affairs, Inc.
Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue
Indianapolis First Friends
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Indianapolis JCRC
Light of the World Church
Marian University
Niagara Foundation
Nur-Allah Islamic Center
Soka Gakkai International
Spirit & Place
St. Lukes United Methodist Church
Ascension St. Vincent Hospital
Hindu Temple of Central Indiana
Second Presbyterian Church
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Charlie Wiles & Family
Mr. Charles Wiles, Sr.
Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity
Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community (Unification Church)
Indy Community Yoga
Judge Shaheed & Family
KP Singh Designs
Maria Pimentel-Gannon & Family
Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis
Taylor Advising
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints