Festival of Faiths Celebrates Religious Diversity

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): An organizer of an upcoming festival says interfaith and intercultural understanding and communication are crucial to improving the world.

Lisa Morrison is spokesperson for the 2nd Annual Festival of Faiths taking place in downtown Indianapolis this Sunday.

Thousands of Hoosiers of varying faiths are expected to gather at Veterans Memorial Plaza all Sunday afternoon. Morrison says some two-thousand people from 40 different faiths – including Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh – and other faiths attended last year.

She says the event started in Louisville and culminated with a visit by the Dalai Lama.

She says the Center for Interfaith Cooperation in Indianapolis picked up the cause and has strengthened it.

The free of charge festival is open to the public and takes place from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Indianapolis.