During our series, The Universal Golden Rule, we met various faith leaders passionate about exploring and bringing together people of many faith traditions. If you’re interested in connecting and learning more from these leaders, below is a directory:


Muzaffar Ahmed
President and Founder, Fishers MultiFaith Community for Compassion
Public Affairs Director, Indiana Chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Betty Brandt
Director, Community for Contemplation and Justice
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Betty Klein
Practioner, Soka Gakkai Buddhist

Rav. Dr. Dennis Sasso
Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth El-Zedeck


Charlie Wiles
Executive Director, Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Rev. Jerry Zehr
Pastor, Carmel Christian Church
Author, Peacemakers Path: Multi-faith Reflections to Deepen your Spirituality

Invitation to The Garden

Betty Brandt, Director of Community for Contemplation and Justice at St. Luke’s, invited The Garden, on behalf of the Niagara Foundation, to participate in an online Iftar Dinner:

Dear Friends,

Ramadan is just around the corner, and we are ready to celebrate the joy of Ramadan with you.

During the pandemic, Niagara Foundation will continue to bring people together at Online Iftar Dinners. We invite you to break bread with a Muslim family online and learn more about the Holy month of Ramadan. This program will be between April 14th- May 12th.

Please fill out the form below completely, and we will reach out to you to make the arrangements. It will be great if you can give us several dates so we will have the flexibility to find a matching family. The host family will share a zoom link and invite you to join them about an hour before their dinner time, so both sides will have enough time to introduce themselves and get to know each other. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and make new friends during your online visit. Complete this form to register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you.

Peace and Blessings,

Cenk Kandemir, Executive Director
Niagara Foundation Indiana