Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

The Book of Mormon and more educational opportunities

The Book of Mormon: An Ancient Treasure
Thursday January 24, 7:00-9:00 pm

Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall 1100 W. 42nd St. Indianapolis 46208

On January 24th, hear Ruth Ellen Homer discuss The Book of Mormon (the scripture, not the musical). This will be a great chance to learn more about a religious tradition that’s still unfamiliar to many Hoosiers. Ruth Ellen is a great teacher for the topic. This comes from her appearance on “Hoosier History Live“:

Ruth Ellen Homer, a sixth-generation Mormon who has extensively researched a range of aspects of religious history. The mother of five and grandmother of nine, Ruth Ellen has been active in helping start the new temple…

According to our guest Ruth Ellen Homer, Mormon founder Joseph Smith (1805-1844) spent some time in Indiana. In 1834, he led a group of Mormon men through the state on the National Road as they traveled west. They entered the state at Richmond, passed through Indianapolis, camped near an intersection of the National Road (today’s U.S. 40) near Plainfield, and they crossed the Wabash River at Clinton.

Ruth Ellen Homer, who was born in Salt Lake City, represents the Mormon church on the board of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. She has lived in Indiana since 1972. During our show, she plans to share insights about the church’s outreach programs, including humanitarian relief.

http://www.hoosierhistorylive.org/mail/2015-09-26.html

This is not your only chance to increase your religious literacy — your knowledge of the beliefs and practices of different faiths and tradition. Here are a few upcoming events.

Increase your religious literacy this spring

Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Schwitzer Student Center University of Indianapolis,
The University of Indianapolis Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Programs invites all to the Annual UIndy Interfaith Peace Service: Join us for a time of interfaith prayer and reflection towards realizing peace in our world. This year’s focus is “Cultivating Inner Peace” and our speaker will be
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Did you see the musical comedy “The Book of Mormon” when it came to Indianapolis? Are you curious about the real Book of Mormon? Ruth Ellen Homer explains this important sacred text of The Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm St. Luke's UMC, Fellowship Hall
Enjoy Iranian food with old and new friends and learn about the Baha’I faith tradition through the film Light To The World. A Building Diverse Communities Program
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center
Climate change is the most significant environmental problem of our time. In this session we will consider the perils of climate change from a global perspective with the help of scholars of Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. Keynote Speaker Jea Sophia Oh  is Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
“He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”  –Psalm 107:9 (GNT) You lead a busy life, and making time to nurture spiritual growth can be challenging, no matter your age or stage of life. As part of the Quench community, you
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center
What does it mean to “think globally and act locally” in terms of ecology and ecojustice? In this session, we will hear from three scholars and activists on the important environmental work being done right here in Indiana. Keynote Speaker Lisa H. Sideris is Professor of
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
“He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”  –Psalm 107:9 (GNT) You lead a busy life, and making time to nurture spiritual growth can be challenging, no matter your age or stage of life. As part of the Quench community, you
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Congregation Shaarey Tefilla
An opportunity for the interfaith community to experience an authentic Passover seder.

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