Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

It’s time to walk the Indy Spiritual Trail

Walk the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail with guides Ian Mcintosh and Jim Duncan. The walk will bring together a range of people from various congregations, including UUI, and international students from IUPUI. With the Camino as our guide, we aim to use the experience to get to know one another, and explore nature in a spirit of reverence. Ian’s cell is 3177966523 for further information.


Starting the Spiritual Trail with the Interchurch Center’s Labyrinth
Walk the Indy Spiritual Trail

Saturday April 27, 9:00-11:00 am

Indiana Interchurch Center, parking lot
1100 W. 42nd St.

The Interchurch Center is the starting point for one of Indianapolis’s hidden treasures, the Indy Spiritual Trail. The Spiritual Trail is the brainchild of IUPUI Ian McIntosh, one of the world’s leading academic experts on pilgrimages. Ian believed that Indianapolis could have a trail that does for the soul what the Cultural Trail does for the city’s districts … but it would be created spontaneously, from the grassroots, and not cost a dollar.

Ian McIntosh explains the significance of labyrinths for pilgrim around he world

As the Spiritual Trail goes along the canal to Butler University’s Holcomb Garden, pilgrims come upon spaces that encourage contemplation, prayer, and discussion … perhaps tying wishing ribbons to a frame.

I wish ….

The spots have emerged without plan, started by pilgrims who want to encourage others to think and talk. For instance, people are encouraged to leave a stone to symbolize wellness. Someone left a Hiroshima paper crane here to remind us of the ever-present potential of healing.

If Hiroshima can heal, why can’t we?

Many of the pilgrimages led by Prof. McIntosh have themes such as reconciliation, compassion, gratitude.

Yoga along the Spiritual Trail
SongSquad led a pilgrimage along the Spiritual Trail devoted to River Songs.
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