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Who’ll be at the Indy Festival of Faiths? Spirit & Place

Here’s what Spirit & Place says about itself:

Spirit & Place opens minds, touches hearts, builds bridges and helps citizens move forward in new ways individually and collectively. It’s all in our name: Spirit & Place. Through growth of the human spirit, Central Indiana becomes a better place.

Winner of the NUVO Cultural Vision Award and the Indiana Achievement Award, the Spirit & Place Festival reaches 20,000 people annually through dozens of “never-seen-before” programs. Artists and authors, entrepreneurs and neighborhood organizers, storytellers and scholars come together with singles and couples, families and friends in a true community conversation. Think: TED lecture, but interactive and on steroids.

Our mission is to be a catalyst for civic engagement through creative collaborations among the arts, humanities, and religion. Through the arts, the festival uses the language of metaphor to explore sometimes difficult ideas. Through the humanities, the festival illuminates the distinct and common narratives of the human condition. Through religion, the festival embraces the values of compassion, fairness, hospitality, and service that fuel our life in community.

http://spiritandplace.org/

This year’s Spirit & Place Festival is November 1-10. Stop by the Spirit & Place table at the Indy Festival of Faiths and pick up a copy of the schedule.

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation is excited to be part of Spirit & Place again this year with a discussion and film about the revolutionary possibilities opened by the 20th-century theologian Howard Thurman on Wednesday, November 6.

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation’s picks for the 2019 Spirit & Place Festival
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Church Within
Music and revolution have a long history together. Join us as we sing together to explore this history and examine how “songs of revolution” have changed over time. Featured artists and presenters include Indy Justice Choir, David Anderson Hooker, Spiritual Gangsters, Edison School for the
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central Christian Church, Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall
Explore how art and music can help heal the soul through a performance of John Rutter’s Requiem, a visual art show, and a discussion panel.  Healing is a process of evolving … of being restored, turned around, and changed. This event and exhibit explore how
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm St. Luke's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Four faith communities invite congregants and the wider community to examine how they are progressing when it comes to matters of racial justice. Participants will be invited to share ways to advance in this racial justice work. St. Luke’s UMC Racial Justice Committee spearheaded a
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Historian Deborah Lipstadt, an internationally-renowned expert on the Holocaust, will address the evolution of antisemitism as a paradigm for other forms of bigotry and hate. While the term only dates back to the late 19th century, antisemitism has existed—and flourished –for more than 2,000 years.
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Books & Brews South Indy
Let’s talk science and religion over coffee or a beer! Using theatrical improvisation techniques, you’ll be given the chance to take on the persona of a scientist, faith leader, or “everyday person” and then practice empathy-rooted communication strategies.  Applied improvisational theater (AIT) games are to
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Chapel
Join Dr. Gabriel Filippelli (IUPUI Earth Sciences), Dr. Philip Goff (Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture), Rabbi Scott Fox (Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation), and Reverend Anastassia Zinke (All Souls Unitarian Church) in a conversation moderated by Jill Sheridan (WFYI) as they explore matters
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life of a man who, in his heart, was a poet and “mystic.” Yet through his religious expression, Thurman helped ignite sweeping social change. Though he was born the grandson of slaves, Howard Thurman went
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Marian University Allison Mansion
View and learn about how the St. John’s Bible – the first fully illuminated and hand-written Bible created since the Middle Ages—uses its power to shift focus towards women, social justice, and contemporary issues. This event – featuring the actual St. John’s Bible! – invites
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC)
An exhibition and panel discussion exploring the art, theory, and practice of boycott: how small changes in behavior can drive systemic change and achieve justice. View the traveling exhibition, “Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism,” which features posters from more than 20 boycotts, including the
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