Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Dharma in Hell: Buddhist Mindfulness in Prisons

From the office to the hospital room, the benefits of mindfulness have been scientifically proven. In this session, we learn about various efforts to improve the lives of inmates through the practice of meditation.


Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency

How and where can we work together as a community to secure the resources to help initiate wellness and resiliency programs?


Improving the lives of prisoners (and others) through meditation

January 28th — From the office to the hospital room, the benefits of mindfulness have been scientifically proven. In this session, we learn about various efforts to improve the lives of inmates through the practice of meditation.


Advocate for Halal Foods in Prisons

Muslims are facing various forms of discriminatory treatment in U.S. prisons. Muslim prisoners struggle to keep even the most basic religious practices while in prison, which is a direct violation of these individuals' religious freedoms.


Prison Ministries & Mental Health

A Muslim, a Christian, and a Buddhist shared their experiences addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after incarceration


Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors

June 19th — How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration?


The Jail Health-Care Crisis

The opioid epidemic and other public-health emergencies are being aggravated by failings in the criminal-justice system.


“For prison inmates, health care comes slowly and unpredictably”

Here are a few more resources to get a head start on the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health's discussion of prison ministries and mental wellness.


Know before you go — Prison Ministries and mental health

Next up for Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health: The final luncheon of the season, on prison ministries. What and who should you know in advance?


Use What You’ve Got Prison Ministry — A driving force for families

By providing transportation, Use What You’ve Got Prison Ministry (UWYGPM) affords families with incarcerated members the ability to maintain crucial connections during the incarceration of their loved ones. To propel the fragile family unit from a state of hopelessness to optimism is UWYGPM ultimate's goal.