Upcoming Events


The  Faith Talk Show is back and it's virus-free! Host Regina Mustafa will  join Pastor Carl-Eric Gentes Live on Facebook to discuss living a life  of faith and service while maintaining social distancing. Carl-Eric will  discuss the challenges of preaching from YouTube. How has COVID-19  impacted our faith practices?  What messages of hope do our traditions  have for people isolating AND facing mental health issues? How can  people of all backgrounds learn to unite during this shared uncertain  time.

The  Faith Talk Show began in December 2014 and ran to March of 2019 and was held at the Rochester Public Library. Its purpose is to provide  education on world religious and spiritual traditions from people who  practice them.

When: Thursday, April 2 7:00Pm - 8:00PM
Facebook Live Event 


BIG NEWS!! CIDI’s Executive Director Regina Mustafa, in partnership  with Danny Solis (Rochester Art Ensemble) are proud to announce We are  ALL IN This Together Poetry Slam. In light of anti-Muslim speakers  coming to the Rochester area, we want to unite faith and cultural  communities together around our shared love of poetry and the Arts. We  are calling on local youth and young adults to register for this slam!  The first 10 registrants will take part in this community-building event. There will be cash awards (funded by CIDI) for the first,  second, and third-place finalists. It is our hope to have participants  representative of Rochester’s richly diverse communities. This event is  free and open to the public! 

Poets, register here!

When: Thursday, May 28th 6:00PM - 7:30PM*
Where: Rochester Public Library Auditorium

*Please note, due to the concerns of the spread of COVID-19, this date is subject to change.

For more information
Danny Solis