Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Community Calendar

These are not necessarily CIC sponsored events. For a calendar of CIC events, go here.

Nov
23
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music.Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

8:00am Walk around the neighborhood
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Learn more

This comes from CIC board member Tony Wiederhold:

My name is Tony Wiederhold. My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service. My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty. You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45 am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

  • We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
  • Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
  • Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
  • Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
  • There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.
Nov
24
Sun
Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner @ North Church Indy
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner @ North Church Indy | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Says Umoja Partnership:

Join us as we celebrate the ways our diverse faith traditions are working together to feed hungry chidren.

Your $35 ticket covers the cost of your meal and a year of school lunch for a Kenyan child.

Event includes tasty dinner, silent auction, inspiring presentation, and marketplace.

New this year: Child Care! (sign up when you purchase tickets)

Nov
29
Fri
Spiritual Practices Workshop @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spiritual Practices Workshop @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI) | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
New Programming! Friday Night Spiritual Practices Workshop

When: Starts Friday, October 4th, 6pm-8pm, then meets every other Friday
Where: UUI Social Hall and Sanctuary
What: This is a group for people to learn about different spiritual practices, share food and fellowship, and support each other in their ongoing spiritual practice.
Each evening will begin with a brief shared meal. UUI will provide a vegetarian main course and coffee/tea. People are invited to bring side dishes and desserts to share. After the meal, we will have a short (20 minutes or so) “circle style” worship time together in the Sanctuary, led by our Director of Ministry. After worship, we will learn about and practice a specific spiritual practice (example, prayer. meditation, lectio divina, chanting, labyrinth walking, and so on). There will then be time for sharing about our ongoing spiritual practices and what we are learning and experiencing in our lives.

All theological perspectives and religious viewpoints are welcome. You do not even have to like or use the word “spirit!” Come learn about and explore timeless practices to work towards peace, insight, and inspiration in a supportive environment.

RSVPs for the first meeting appreciated to [email protected], but drop-ins welcome.

Nov
30
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music.Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

8:00am Walk around the neighborhood
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Learn more

This comes from CIC board member Tony Wiederhold:

My name is Tony Wiederhold. My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service. My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty. You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45 am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

  • We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
  • Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
  • Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
  • Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
  • There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.
Dec
7
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music.Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

8:00am Walk around the neighborhood
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Learn more

This comes from CIC board member Tony Wiederhold:

My name is Tony Wiederhold. My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service. My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty. You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45 am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

  • We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
  • Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
  • Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
  • Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
  • There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.
Dec
14
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music.Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

8:00am Walk around the neighborhood
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Learn more

This comes from CIC board member Tony Wiederhold:

My name is Tony Wiederhold. My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service. My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty. You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45 am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

  • We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
  • Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
  • Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
  • Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
  • There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.
Celebration of Life @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebration of Life @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Indiana Donor Network is hosting an Interfaith Celebration of Life to raise awareness about organ donation.

Dec
18
Wed
Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Are you looking for a way to get to know local pagans from and visiting our community in a safe inclusive environment? Join us for our monthly meetup at our new location Coal Yard Coffee, near downtown Irvington.

Check them out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/cyc5547project/

Dec
21
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music.Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

8:00am Walk around the neighborhood
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Learn more

This comes from CIC board member Tony Wiederhold:

My name is Tony Wiederhold. My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service. My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty. You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45 am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

  • We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
  • Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
  • Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
  • Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
  • There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.
Dec
28
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center
Dec 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Indoors at the Indianapolis Zen Center @ Indianapolis Zen Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

It’s time to come inside for the year. We’ll have a fire and music.Bring your mat, come as you are, and join me at the Indianapolis Zen Center at 37th and Washington Blvd.

8:00am Walk around the neighborhood
8:30am Yoga
9:30am Break
9:40-ish am Meditation
10:10am Mindful Listening Dyads
10:20am Discussion

Stay for whatever parts you want.

Learn more

This comes from CIC board member Tony Wiederhold:

My name is Tony Wiederhold. My life’s work is helping people to find inner-kindness and healing through facilitating both Inner Work and Outer Work: contemplative practices and group volunteer service. My teaching is informed by what I’ve learned from years of meditation practice and working through my own stuff while going to a job Monday through Friday, living in the world, and encountering a lot of hurt people, injustice, and cruelty. You can find me at the Indianapolis Zen Center (www.indyzen.org) most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for 6:45 am meditation.

What I’ve learned from practicing:

  • We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.
  • Hurt people hurt people. Cruelty comes from pain and propagates. Recognizing pain and creating conditions for wounds to heal in yourself and others is the way to stop this.
  • Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.
  • Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.
  • There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s a lot of fun to work together to make the world better for everyone. I feel that working to create circumstances for people to heal and thrive is the whole point of living.
Jan
6
Mon
Calling all voices & instruments for the MLK mass choir! @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Calling all voices & instruments for the MLK mass choir! @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Here’s your chance to make a truly joyful noise. Join the 51st Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Mass Choir for the MLK celebration:
Monday, January 20, 12:00-1:30 pm
St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church
1651 Andrew J. Brown St.

Everyone is welcome to join the choir. You must participate in three rehearsals at St. John’s:
Monday, January 6, 7:00 pm
Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, noon

Jan
9
Thu
Poverty Simulation @ Franklin College, Theatre Margot in Johnson Center for Fine Arts
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poverty Simulation @ Franklin College, Theatre Margot in Johnson Center for Fine Arts | Franklin | Indiana | United States

During this live-action simulation participants role-play lives of low income families, taking on the identity of someone living in a low income situation. They will work together with their family to live a month in poverty. The simulated “community” is a large room. Participants’ “homes” are chairs in the center. Needed services like banks, schools and grocery stores are tables that line the perimeter of the room. These simulations have motivated and inspired many participants to take action in ending poverty within our community. Pizza will be available before the simulation and a free-will offering will be accepted.

Simulation is appropriate for 12 years and up. Join us at Franklin College. Event cosponsored by Bridges Alliance of Johnson County, Franklin College, Circles Indianapolis, and BRICKS Alliance, Inc.

Jan
10
Fri
All Black Affair for “Airing Direty Linen” @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All Black Affair for "Airing Direty Linen" @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
“Airing Dirty Linen” is a Christian Fiction film based on the book by the same title by Delores Thornton. It’s the story of four cousins who live together and manage a bed and breakfast in Indianapolis. There have been various scandals that involved their deceased parents and now the cousins try to safeguard the family name.
This is an Awards Dinner that will honor Sponsors and Cast of AIRING DIRTY LINEN. Sponsors of the movie: CIC, Linda Lewis-Everett, and House of Beauty Miss Cutie.
Jan
13
Mon
Calling all voices & instruments for the MLK mass choir! @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Calling all voices & instruments for the MLK mass choir! @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Here’s your chance to make a truly joyful noise. Join the 51st Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Mass Choir for the MLK celebration:
Monday, January 20, 12:00-1:30 pm
St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church
1651 Andrew J. Brown St.

Everyone is welcome to join the choir. You must participate in three rehearsals at St. John’s:
Monday, January 6, 7:00 pm
Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, noon

Jan
15
Wed
Preventing and Healing from Intimate Partner Violence @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Preventing and Healing from Intimate Partner Violence @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Details and agenda coming soon.

Jan
18
Sat
Calling all voices & instruments for the MLK mass choir! @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Calling all voices & instruments for the MLK mass choir! @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Here’s your chance to make a truly joyful noise. Join the 51st Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Mass Choir for the MLK celebration:
Monday, January 20, 12:00-1:30 pm
St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church
1651 Andrew J. Brown St.

Everyone is welcome to join the choir. You must participate in three rehearsals at St. John’s:
Monday, January 6, 7:00 pm
Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, noon

Jan
20
Mon
51st Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
51st Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration @ St. John's Missionary Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

For 51 years the Indiana Christian Leadership Conference has celebrated MLK’s birthday … the longest-running celebration in the country. CIC and Nur-Allah Islamic Center are partnering with ICLC to make this celebration truly interfaith. At the church where King preached, join to hear blessings from many religious traditions, the Martin University gospel choir (you can join!), and an uplifting sermon

Jan
23
Thu
Screening and discussion of “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Screening and discussion of “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
is the story of Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton, he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which his call could be lived out. The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenge us today.

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Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values and way of life. A New View Film Series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, social justice and diversity and, civil discourse.

The series will take place every other month from September 2019-March 2020 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (located adjacent to Robertson Hall). Doors open at 6:30 PM, film screening begins at 7:00 PM.

The Series is free and open to the public.

 

 

Jan
28
Tue
Dharma in Hell: Buddhist Mindfulness in Prisons @ Shelton Auditorium
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Fleet Maull, CMT-P, is an author, certified mindfulness teacher, social activist, and peacemaker who founded the Prison Mindfulness Institute and the National Prison Hospice Association while serving a 14-year sentence for drug smuggling. A senior meditation and Dharma teacher, he is the author of Dharma In Hell and Radical Responsibility

Respondents

David Culp is a Dharma Teacher at the Indianapolis Zen Center, which is part of the Kwan Um School of Zen, a Korea-based lineage of Buddhism. He has been practicing for approximately 18 years. For the past three years, he has been leading a Buddhist group at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

Ven. Lobzang Dorje (a.k.a. Dr. Leon E. Pettiway) is an ordained monk in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Author of Honey, Honey, Miss Thang: Being Black, Gay, and on the Streets and Workin’ It: Women Living through Drugs and Crime, he is Professor Emeritus in Criminal Justice at Indiana University.

Feb
19
Wed
Eating Disorders @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Eating Disorders @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Details will be announced soon

Feb
25
Tue
Food for Education: Responding to the Migration Crisis in Honduras @ Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 1, Marian University
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Food for Education: Responding to the Migration Crisis in Honduras @ Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 1, Marian University | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Olga Judith Canelas, a native of Honduras, has worked with Catholic Relief Services in Tegucigalpa since 2012. She currently works with the Food for Education project, which improves the literacy of school-age children by providing student meals and materials, and training for teachers and community members. It also works to improve school infrastructure.

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Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America—over 66 percent of its people live below the poverty line. Olga will share stories about students and families whose lives and futures have been greatly improved because of CRS’ programs.

Olga is responsible for designing and implementing systems for data collection using mobile technology, and for data analysis, training and reporting. She spends a lot of time in the field with students, teachers, parents and partners.

A trained graphic designer, Olga decided to pursue a career in humanitarian relief and development after seeing how CRS programs makes such a big difference to people and communities in need. She says, “It is exciting to see how CRS is changing people’s lives—not just during the project period, but in a long-term, sustainable way. We are changing them, and they are changing me, too.”

Mar
3
Tue
Incarceration, Nationalism, and Religious Identity in China @ Shelton Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Chinese government has a troubled relationship with the nation’s religious minorities. In this session, we hear from experts on the persecution and mass incarceration of China’s Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.

With doctorates in both Ethnomusicology and Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University, Dr. Elise Anderson conducts research on Uyghur music, exploring ways in which the Chinese state and ethnic minority elites have drawn expressive forms into political projects. She is a vocalist, musician, translator, and dancer who integrates scholarship, performance, and advocacy.

Dr. Timothy Grose is Assistant Professor of China Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Author of Negotiating Inseparability, his research on Uyghur ethno-national identities has been published in the China JournalJournal of Contemporary China, and Foreign Policy, and featured in the EconomistThe Atlantic, and CNN.

Dr. Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology and director of Purdue’s Center on Religion and Chinese Society, is the author of “Religion in China: Survival and Revival Under Communist Rule.” Yang, who was one of the first to study the sociology of religion in China, has been collecting data since 2000. His new book, which was published by Oxford University Press this fall, looks at religion under communism from the 1950s to 2010.

Mar
11
Wed
Sowing the Seeds of Forgiveness: The Astonishing Journey of Eva Mozes Kor @ Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 1, Marian University
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sowing the Seeds of Forgiveness: The Astonishing Journey of Eva Mozes Kor @ Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 1, Marian University | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Screening of the film, “Eva: A-7063,” with comments by Alex Kor and filmmaker Ted Green

Co-sponsored by WFYI Public Broadcasting, Ted Green Films, CANDLES Holocaust Museum, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and Center for Interfaith Cooperation.

Eva Mozes Kor, a Romanian-born survivor of the Holocaust, was subjected to human experimentation, along with her twin sister, under the direction of Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Filmmaker Ted Green and Eva’s son, Alex Kor, will present this gripping film about her journey.

Mar
18
Wed
Violence in Our Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Violence in Our Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Details for this Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health event to come soon.

Mar
25
Wed
Screening and discussion of “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Screening and discussion of “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Crazy Wisdom is the first film to explore the life and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Chogyam Trungpa, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist leader, shattered notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave when he renounced his monk’s vows & eloped with a sixteen-year-old aristocrat. Twenty years after his death, Trungpa’s name still evokes admiration and outrage. What made him tick? And just what is enlightenment, anyway?

Apr
14
Tue
Gun Laws and Gun Violence in Global Perspective @ Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 1
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gun Laws and Gun Violence in Global Perspective @ Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Lecture Hall 1 | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Pierre Atlas, who has researched and written about American gun culture, will place the hot topics of America’s gun laws, gun rights, and gun violence in global context by examining the cases of Canada, Israel, and several other countries.

Apr
15
Wed
Pet Therapy @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Pet Therapy @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Details about this Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health event will be released soon.

Jun
20
Sat
World Refugee Day of Service & Celebration @ Indy Urban Acres
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
World Refugee Day of Service & Celebration @ Indy Urban Acres | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

On June 20th at 10:00 am, groups, families, and individuals from around Indianapolis will gather at Indy Urban Acres for a service project and celebration in honor of World Refugee Day. The Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) began the event to highlight civic engagement in the Burmese community. Refreshments and light programming will take place at about noon after the service project.

World Refugee Day facilitates the celebration of diversity inherent in welcoming refugees. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy an outdoor activity at Indy Urban Acres! This event is free and meets common accessibility standards.

An array of paths will lead you through the unique experience of joining to work and talk with refugees in the city. Volunteers have multiple options for work, including gardening, painting, sorting, and making signs. The activities will encourage people to work together. This is an opportunity for everyone to do something that will leave a positive impact on the farm and our community.

Sep
13
Sun
Indy Festival of Faiths @ Indiana Veterans Plaza
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Indy Festival of Faiths @ Indiana Veterans Plaza | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

It’s the biggest one-day celebration of religious diversity in the Midwest, make plans to be part of the fun and education.