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.

2019 Festival of Faiths @ Veterans Memorial Plaza
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019 Festival of Faiths @ Veterans Memorial Plaza | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Save the Date: 7th Annual Indy Festival of Faith Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1-5pm
St. George Festival, third day @ St. George Orthodox Christian Church
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
St. George Festival, third day @ St. George Orthodox Christian Church  | Fishers | Indiana | United States
Experience our Christian heritage of faith, hospitality, Middle Eastern cuisine, music and crafts from our roots in the Holy Land. More than a dozen countries are represented in our church’s ethnic heritage. Food booths offer lamb shanks, falafel, gyros, kibbee, kafta, spinach pies, grape leaves,
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
11th Annual Indiana Recovery Month Symposium - INARMS @ Embassy Suites by Hilton | Plainfield | Indiana | United States
The 2019 Indiana Annual Recovery Month Symposium will be held from September 23, 2019, through September 24, 2019. The overarching theme for the 2019 IN ARMS is “Join the voices for recovery; Together we are stronger”. The 11th IN ARMS symposium brings together addiction, mental health,
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
YOGA WITH TONY WIEDERHOLD @ Lugar Plaza | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
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
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Incarceration, Christianity, and Black Bodies @ Shelton Auditorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Why are black Americans disproportionately incarcerated in America? In this session, we explore the historical, social, cultural, and religious roots of this injustice through the lens of black theology and with reference to the resources of the black church. Keynote speaker The Very Reverend Dr.
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Healthcare for All in the U.S.: How Do We Get There? @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Fran Quigley, Professor, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is
The Second Leading Cause of ​Death in Youth: Suicide @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Second Leading Cause of ​Death in Youth: Suicide @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Suicide doesn’t discriminate. It affects all communities. And it disproportionately affects youth. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, in 2017: Suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds, and the third-leading cause of death among 10- to 14-year-olds. Alongside the presentation
Exploring the High Holy Days @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exploring the High Holy Days @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Journeying through the Season of Teshuvah, with Rabbi Shelley Goldman: The High Holy Days are known as the season of repentance, in Hebrew Teshuvah. The spiritual work of the season includes a process of entering the depths of despair and gradually ascending to the heights
Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee
Sep 25 @ 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/
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Leah Gunning Francis Guest Speaker @ Athenæum | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST GATHERING AS THE DISTILLED THEOLOGY COLLABORATIVE. We are neighbors in conversation about faith and life. We are members of Episcopal Churches in the Indy Metro area who see themselves as neighbors in faith together. We get out of our church
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 1 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 1 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, Inc. is organizing a Raag Kirtan Darbar (September 27-29) at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara located at 10950 Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara (a Sikh place of worship). Several prominent and acclaimed classical Raag masters and musicians
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
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
Health Advocacy Summit @ Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Health Advocacy Summit @ Indiana Interchurch Center  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Health Advocacy Summit is only taking place in THREE states in 2019, and Indiana is one of them. This first-of-its-kind event brings together healthcare professionals, health advocates, and of course, young adults with chronic diseases. Register now and visit www.healthadvocacysummit.org for more information. Sponsorship and
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Practice of Islam in America is an important book edited by local professor and author, Edward Curtis, which introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 2 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 2 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, Inc. is organizing a Raag Kirtan Darbar (September 27-29) at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara located at 10950 Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara (a Sikh place of worship). Several prominent and acclaimed classical Raag masters and musicians
Celebration of Lives Lost @ Colts Gridiron Hall (Formerly Pavilion) Indianapolis Colts Complex
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebration of Lives Lost @ Colts Gridiron Hall (Formerly Pavilion)  Indianapolis Colts Complex | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us for Drug Free Marion County’s Sixth-Annual Celebrations of Lives Lost The Celebration is a positive remembrance of the value and potential of each individual whose life will be honored. The evening features a Recognition of Lives Lost, as the name of each
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 3 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 3 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, Inc. is organizing a Raag Kirtan Darbar (September 27-29) at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara located at 10950 Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara (a Sikh place of worship). Several prominent and acclaimed classical Raag masters and musicians
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Confronting the Reality of Human Trafficking on the Homefront @ Kiwanis International | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Dr. Brook Parker Bello, one of the prominent champions against human trafficking, inspires the audience through her compelling story. Dr. Brook Parker Bello Google Next-Gen Policy Leader, International speaker, Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award winner from victim to game changer. Gail MasondoAuthor, Life In Recovery CoachCounselor
Future of Body Cams – IMPD @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Future of Body Cams - IMPD @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Josh Barker, Deputy Chief of Operations, IMPD The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
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
Indy Pagan Pride Day 2019 @ Marion County Fair - Indianapolis
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Indy Pagan Pride Day 2019 @ Marion County Fair - Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Indy Pagan Pride Day ***22nd Annual*** **MARION COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS!!!** www.indypaganpride.com PUBLIC RITUALS DRUMMING CIRCLES – Bring your drum!!! CHARITY AUCTION MIDDLE EASTERN DANCERS KIDS KORNER LOCAL ARTISTS RITUAL SUPPLIES NETWORK WITH LOCAL GROUPS WORKSHOPS & GROUP DISCUSSIONS ADMISSION IS CANNED OR DRY GOODS AND TOILETRIES
Housing Options for Seniors @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Housing Options for Seniors @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Lisa Treadwell, Seniors Real Estate Specialist The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
How could partnerships elevate the efficiency and sustainability of food pantries? We are blessed to have Jennifer Vigran, CEO of Second Helpings to share how the power of partnerships create something larger than any of us can do on our own. She will also discuss about their 3
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
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
Muslims of the World Convention @ FORUM Conference and events center
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – Oct 13 @ 11:00 pm
Muslims of the World Convention @ FORUM Conference and events center | Fishers | Indiana | United States
This is the first ever Muslims of the World convention where we tackle hot topics from some of the most well known Muslims scholars and speakers in the country. We dive into discussions about Racism, Prophet Muhammad pbuh, LGBTQ, Women in Islam and other topics
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Practice of Islam in America is an important book edited by local professor and author, Edward Curtis, which introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and
Financial Status of Social Security @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Financial Status of Social Security @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Kyle Anderson, Professor, Kelley School of Business, IU The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to
The Struggle Is Real: Youth Talking to Faith Leaders @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Struggle Is Real: Youth Talking to Faith Leaders @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
At this ICMH event, pairs of youth and clergy will model healthy, productive conversations about mental health. Youth will ask faith leaders questions, and faith leaders will model how to be a safe space for these kinds of conversations.
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Come and discuss your ideas and feelings about death and dying. Be comfortable while we hold space for a structured discussion and exchange of ideas in a non-judgmental, inclusive environment. Eat cake, drink tea (coffee) and look within.
The State of Health in Our Community @ Martin University Hardin Gathertorium
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The State of Health in Our Community @ Martin University Hardin Gathertorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Community members can meet with leading health providers to discuss needs and priorities for neighborhoods, congregations and diverse groups Martin University invites community members and faith leaders to meet with health and wellness providers to learn about resources that are available and to set communities’
Sep
22
Sun
2019 Festival of Faiths @ Veterans Memorial Plaza
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Save the Date:
7th Annual Indy Festival of Faith
Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1-5pm

St. George Festival, third day @ St. George Orthodox Christian Church
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Experience our Christian heritage of faith, hospitality, Middle Eastern cuisine, music and crafts from our roots in the Holy Land. More than a dozen countries are represented in our church’s ethnic heritage. Food booths offer lamb shanks, falafel, gyros, kibbee, kafta, spinach pies, grape leaves, baklava, honeyball, and other pastries. New this year: indoor air-conditioned marketplace and daily Silent Auction. Take a guided tour to learn about the church’s Byzantine architecture, Greek iconography, and the Orthodox faith. Enjoy a live band and ethnic dances. A children’s carnival on the front lawn includes bounce houses, games, and an adult seating area. Free admission. Offsite parking is $5 at Journey Lutheran Ministries, 10401 East 116th Street (within walking distance). Shuttle buses will run continuously. Service animals only. Come in the afternoon to avoid the evening crowds.

 

 

Sep
23
Mon
11th Annual Indiana Recovery Month Symposium – INARMS @ Embassy Suites by Hilton
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
11th Annual Indiana Recovery Month Symposium - INARMS @ Embassy Suites by Hilton | Plainfield | Indiana | United States

The 2019 Indiana Annual Recovery Month Symposium will be held from September 23, 2019, through September 24, 2019.

The overarching theme for the 2019 IN ARMS is “Join the voices for recovery; Together we are stronger”. The 11th IN ARMS symposium brings together addiction, mental health, criminal justice and community-based organizations to explore promising approaches to recovery. The symposium offers a diverse selection of breakout sessions intended to meet the needs and interests of all attendees.

We hope that you join us in working together to make a difference in supporting the promotion of mental health, the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder and increasing access to quality services and providing recovery supports.

Keynote speakers:

Tonier Cain – Trauma survivor and internationally recognized trauma-informed care expert
Addressing substance use and co-occurring disorder using trauma-informed approaches
Alex Elswick – Founder of Voices of Hope and leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic
Addressing recovery capital

Sep
24
Tue
YOGA WITH TONY WIEDERHOLD @ Lugar Plaza
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
YOGA WITH TONY WIEDERHOLD @ Lugar Plaza | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Tony Wiederhold at the Indy Festival of Faiths

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

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:

  1. We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.

  2. 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.

  3. Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.

  4. Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.

  5. 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.

Incarceration, Christianity, and Black Bodies @ Shelton Auditorium
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Why are black Americans disproportionately incarcerated in America? In this session, we explore the historical, social, cultural, and religious roots of this injustice through the lens of black theology and with reference to the resources of the black church.

Keynote speaker

The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School and Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary; she also serves as Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral. Author of Stand your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, she researches womanist theology, sexuality, and the black church.

Respondents

Dr. Terri Jett is Associate Professor of Political Science; affiliate faculty in both the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Program and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program; and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity at Butler University. Her research interests include post-Civil Rights-era economic development and inclusive pedagogical practices.

Dr. James Logan holds the National Endowment for the Humanities Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies at Earlham College. He teaches in the Religion Department and directs the Program in African & African American Studies. He is the author of Good Punishment? Christian Moral Practice and US Imprisonment.

Sep
25
Wed
Healthcare for All in the U.S.: How Do We Get There? @ North United Methodist Church
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Healthcare for All in the U.S.: How Do We Get There? @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Fran Quigley, Professor, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome at our presentations.

The sessions will meet on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 25th from 11:00 – 11:50 am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Each session is offered free of charge to the public.  An optional $7 lunch is provided after the program (it is well worth it).

The Second Leading Cause of ​Death in Youth: Suicide @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Suicide doesn’t discriminate. It affects all communities. And it disproportionately affects youth. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, in 2017: Suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds, and the third-leading cause of death among 10- to 14-year-olds. Alongside the presentation of community tools to begin the conversation about suicide, this ICMH luncheon will provide a condensed training on Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), a training for preventing suicide. Register now.
Exploring the High Holy Days @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exploring the High Holy Days @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Journeying through the Season of Teshuvah, with Rabbi Shelley Goldman:
The High Holy Days are known as the season of repentance, in Hebrew Teshuvah. The spiritual work of the season includes a process of entering the depths of despair and gradually ascending to the heights of joy.
Please join Rabbi Goldman as we explore the words, prayers, songs, and stories of the season. We will also reflect, preparing for a new year.
Wednesdays September 11, 18, 25 from 7:00-8:30 pm, and Sunday September 29 from 9:15-10:15 am. Then come to our 10:30am High Holy Days Service. Sign up at office@allsoulsindy.org.

Rabbi Shelley Goldman hails from Chicago and has been proud to call Indianapolis home for the past three years. She loves teaching Torah aka deep wisdom, having meaningful conversations, and singing. She and her partner Kieran are the proud parents of Mya (13) and Micah (2 months).

Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee
Sep 25 @ 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/

Sep
26
Thu
Leah Gunning Francis Guest Speaker @ Athenæum
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Leah Gunning Francis Guest Speaker @ Athenæum | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST GATHERING AS THE
DISTILLED THEOLOGY COLLABORATIVE.

We are neighbors in conversation about faith and life.

We are members of Episcopal Churches in the Indy Metro area who see themselves as neighbors in faith together. We get out of our church buildings for conversations about faith and life, and discover what theologies we have buried inside of us. We engage with ideas and topics we care about. We come together to distill our thoughts while sharing food and drinks in public spaces together.

Thursday, September 26
In collaboration with Good Samaritan Episcopal Church.

Speaker Night!
Leah Gunning Francis presents Faith and Ferguson

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Parking: Come early to get street parking! You’ll need at least 20 minutes to park and walk to the Athenaeum.

Food & Drink: The Coat Check Coffee Co in the lobby of the Athenaeum is a great place to get a beverage and/or you can order drinks and food from the Rathskeller downstairs and bring it to our meeting room. As well you can bring some take-out from a local restaurant, or simply eat before you arrive. The options are endless.

Sep
27
Fri
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 1 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, Inc. is organizing a Raag Kirtan Darbar (September 27-29) at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara located at 10950 Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara (a Sikh place of worship). Several prominent and acclaimed classical Raag masters and musicians (Raagis), and some belonging to honored Sikh musicians dynasties going back to the times of Sikh Gurus, will enthrall the gathering with their amazing skills and mastery of the Raags enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib, The Sikh Holy Scriptures.

The Raag Masters making presentations at the Indy Raag Kirtan Darbar include:

. Bhai Sarbjit Singh Laadi – Raagi Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar
. Bhai Anantvir Singh Ji, LA – Trianed in Gurmat Sangeet and Indian classical music
. Bhai Karamjit Singh Ji – Trained under other celebrated Sikh Raagis
. Ustad Raghbir Singh Ji, New Jersey – Highly trained and skilled Tabla artist and teacher
. Prof. Ranjit Singh Ji – Bhai Mardana Academy, La; Gurmat Sangeet and Tabla artist

The Hoosier Sikh community Raag Kirtan Darbar is among the countless worldwide commemorations: imaginative educational, environmental, and service initiatives; programs and celebrations related to his life and message are taking place to mark the historic 550th Birthday of the Founder and First Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev Jee (1469-1539). Please refer to the attached Poster for details of the times when these outstanding musicians will be performing Kirtan and their fabulous renditions of Sikh Shabads (sacred hymns) in the Raags (musical styles, measures, and spirit) as designated in Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji is venerated as a brilliant Spiritual Light and enlightened Teacher by millions of Sikhs and followers of other faiths, brought the message of oneness of God; unity, equality, and dignity of all human beings; sanctity of all faiths; and service of all humanity. Guru Nanak in his travels for 26 years carried that message to faraway places in Asia, Middle East, Far East, and throughout India.

An estimated 5,000 Hoosier Sikh families American community have been engaged to honor that message for the past half a century and have been a vibrant presence in Indiana. Today the Sikh religion, the largest faith with an estimated 35 million followers worldwide and nearly one million Sikhs in the U.S. Over 2,500 Sikh families live, work, and make the Indianapolis Metropolitan area home. In Indiana, the Hoosier Sikhs are engaged in many professions and service industry areas that include 30% of all trucking and 50% of all Gas Stations-Food Marts, adding greatly to the Indiana economy and critical services. Hoosier Sikhs are generously contributing to worthy causes, disaster relief efforts, and engaged in special community projects and interfaith initiatives.

The Sikh Gurdwara

10950 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana USA 46239

Sep
28
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Tony Wiederhold at the Indy Festival of Faiths

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

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:

  1. We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.

  2. 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.

  3. Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.

  4. Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.

  5. 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.

Health Advocacy Summit @ Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Health Advocacy Summit @ Indiana Interchurch Center  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Health Advocacy Summit is only taking place in THREE states in 2019, and Indiana is one of them. This first-of-its-kind event brings together healthcare professionals, health advocates, and of course, young adults with chronic diseases. Register now and visit www.healthadvocacysummit.org for more information. Sponsorship and other inquiries can be emailed to Sneha at sneha@healthadvocacysummit.org.

INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Practice of Islam in America is an important book edited by local professor and author, Edward Curtis, which introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and other religious activities. It takes readers into homes, religious congregations, schools, workplaces, cemeteries, restaurants—and all the way to Mecca—to understand the diverse religious practices of Muslim Americans. Facilitated by Zehra Turker from the Turkish Muslim community.

Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 2 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, Inc. is organizing a Raag Kirtan Darbar (September 27-29) at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara located at 10950 Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara (a Sikh place of worship). Several prominent and acclaimed classical Raag masters and musicians (Raagis), and some belonging to honored Sikh musicians dynasties going back to the times of Sikh Gurus, will enthrall the gathering with their amazing skills and mastery of the Raags enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib, The Sikh Holy Scriptures.

The Raag Masters making presentations at the Indy Raag Kirtan Darbar include:

. Bhai Sarbjit Singh Laadi – Raagi Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar
. Bhai Anantvir Singh Ji, LA – Trianed in Gurmat Sangeet and Indian classical music
. Bhai Karamjit Singh Ji – Trained under other celebrated Sikh Raagis
. Ustad Raghbir Singh Ji, New Jersey – Highly trained and skilled Tabla artist and teacher
. Prof. Ranjit Singh Ji – Bhai Mardana Academy, La; Gurmat Sangeet and Tabla artist

The Hoosier Sikh community Raag Kirtan Darbar is among the countless worldwide commemorations: imaginative educational, environmental, and service initiatives; programs and celebrations related to his life and message are taking place to mark the historic 550th Birthday of the Founder and First Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev Jee (1469-1539). Please refer to the attached Poster for details of the times when these outstanding musicians will be performing Kirtan and their fabulous renditions of Sikh Shabads (sacred hymns) in the Raags (musical styles, measures, and spirit) as designated in Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji is venerated as a brilliant Spiritual Light and enlightened Teacher by millions of Sikhs and followers of other faiths, brought the message of oneness of God; unity, equality, and dignity of all human beings; sanctity of all faiths; and service of all humanity. Guru Nanak in his travels for 26 years carried that message to faraway places in Asia, Middle East, Far East, and throughout India.

An estimated 5,000 Hoosier Sikh families American community have been engaged to honor that message for the past half a century and have been a vibrant presence in Indiana. Today the Sikh religion, the largest faith with an estimated 35 million followers worldwide and nearly one million Sikhs in the U.S. Over 2,500 Sikh families live, work, and make the Indianapolis Metropolitan area home. In Indiana, the Hoosier Sikhs are engaged in many professions and service industry areas that include 30% of all trucking and 50% of all Gas Stations-Food Marts, adding greatly to the Indiana economy and critical services. Hoosier Sikhs are generously contributing to worthy causes, disaster relief efforts, and engaged in special community projects and interfaith initiatives.

The Sikh Gurdwara

10950 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana USA 46239

Celebration of Lives Lost @ Colts Gridiron Hall (Formerly Pavilion) Indianapolis Colts Complex
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us for Drug Free Marion County’s Sixth-Annual Celebrations of Lives Lost

The Celebration is a positive remembrance of the value and potential of each individual whose life will be honored. The evening features a Recognition of Lives Lost, as the name of each individual being honored is read along with the date of the person’s passing. Attendees are invited to submit photos and information about their loved ones, to be represented in the evening’s event through a special memento.

Free event includes dinner, live music, remembrance ceremony and more.

The Celebration of Lives Lost event is free, but registration is required by Tues, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. For questions or more information, call Drug Free Marion County at 317-254-2815.


Note: If you like to honor a loved one please provide a Photo, Brief Bio, a year of Birth and Passing, Please email information to jmay@drugfreemc.org

Sep
29
Sun
Raag Kirtan Darbar, day 3 @ Sikh Satsang Gurdwara
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, Inc. is organizing a Raag Kirtan Darbar (September 27-29) at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara located at 10950 Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis at the Sikh Satsang Gurdwara (a Sikh place of worship). Several prominent and acclaimed classical Raag masters and musicians (Raagis), and some belonging to honored Sikh musicians dynasties going back to the times of Sikh Gurus, will enthrall the gathering with their amazing skills and mastery of the Raags enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib, The Sikh Holy Scriptures.

The Raag Masters making presentations at the Indy Raag Kirtan Darbar include:

. Bhai Sarbjit Singh Laadi – Raagi Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar
. Bhai Anantvir Singh Ji, LA – Trianed in Gurmat Sangeet and Indian classical music
. Bhai Karamjit Singh Ji – Trained under other celebrated Sikh Raagis
. Ustad Raghbir Singh Ji, New Jersey – Highly trained and skilled Tabla artist and teacher
. Prof. Ranjit Singh Ji – Bhai Mardana Academy, La; Gurmat Sangeet and Tabla artist

The Hoosier Sikh community Raag Kirtan Darbar is among the countless worldwide commemorations: imaginative educational, environmental, and service initiatives; programs and celebrations related to his life and message are taking place to mark the historic 550th Birthday of the Founder and First Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev Jee (1469-1539). Please refer to the attached Poster for details of the times when these outstanding musicians will be performing Kirtan and their fabulous renditions of Sikh Shabads (sacred hymns) in the Raags (musical styles, measures, and spirit) as designated in Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji is venerated as a brilliant Spiritual Light and enlightened Teacher by millions of Sikhs and followers of other faiths, brought the message of oneness of God; unity, equality, and dignity of all human beings; sanctity of all faiths; and service of all humanity. Guru Nanak in his travels for 26 years carried that message to faraway places in Asia, Middle East, Far East, and throughout India.

An estimated 5,000 Hoosier Sikh families American community have been engaged to honor that message for the past half a century and have been a vibrant presence in Indiana. Today the Sikh religion, the largest faith with an estimated 35 million followers worldwide and nearly one million Sikhs in the U.S. Over 2,500 Sikh families live, work, and make the Indianapolis Metropolitan area home. In Indiana, the Hoosier Sikhs are engaged in many professions and service industry areas that include 30% of all trucking and 50% of all Gas Stations-Food Marts, adding greatly to the Indiana economy and critical services. Hoosier Sikhs are generously contributing to worthy causes, disaster relief efforts, and engaged in special community projects and interfaith initiatives.

The Sikh Gurdwara

10950 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana USA 46239

Sep
30
Mon
Confronting the Reality of Human Trafficking on the Homefront @ Kiwanis International
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Brook Parker Bello, one of the prominent champions against human trafficking, inspires the audience through her compelling story.

Dr. Brook Parker Bello Google Next-Gen Policy Leader, International speaker, Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award winner from victim to game changer. Gail MasondoAuthor, Life In Recovery CoachCounselor of Victims and Perpetrators of Human Trafficking in South Africa. Evening program · Keynote Presentation by Dr. Brook Parker Bello· Panel Discussion· Facilitated Table Discussion with Lunch· Resource tables

Oct
2
Wed
Future of Body Cams – IMPD @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Future of Body Cams - IMPD @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Josh Barker, Deputy Chief of Operations, IMPD

The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome at our presentations.

The sessions will meet on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 25th from 11:00 – 11:50 am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Each session is offered free of charge to the public.  An optional $7 lunch is provided after the program (it is well worth it).

Oct
5
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Tony Wiederhold at the Indy Festival of Faiths

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

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:

  1. We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.

  2. 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.

  3. Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.

  4. Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.

  5. 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.

Indy Pagan Pride Day 2019 @ Marion County Fair - Indianapolis
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Indy Pagan Pride Day 2019 @ Marion County Fair - Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Indy Pagan Pride Day

***22nd Annual***

**MARION COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS!!!**

www.indypaganpride.com

PUBLIC RITUALS

DRUMMING CIRCLES – Bring your drum!!!

CHARITY AUCTION

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCERS

KIDS KORNER

LOCAL ARTISTS

RITUAL SUPPLIES

NETWORK WITH LOCAL GROUPS

WORKSHOPS & GROUP DISCUSSIONS

ADMISSION IS CANNED OR DRY GOODS AND TOILETRIES FOR THE DAMIEN CENTER AND INDY FERAL

Oct
9
Wed
Housing Options for Seniors @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Housing Options for Seniors @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Lisa Treadwell, Seniors Real Estate Specialist

The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome at our presentations.

The sessions will meet on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 25th from 11:00 – 11:50 am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Each session is offered free of charge to the public.  An optional $7 lunch is provided after the program (it is well worth it).

Oct
10
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

How could partnerships elevate the efficiency and sustainability of food pantries?

We are blessed to have Jennifer VigranCEO of Second Helpings to share how the power of partnerships create something larger than any of us can do on our own. She will also discuss about their 3 programs and… how they can help the pantry clients to use the food they provide.

Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday at Krannert Hall in the Interchurch Center. They provide an opportunity to discuss hunger poverty, and what we can do. Lunch is provided.

Oct
12
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Tony Wiederhold at the Indy Festival of Faiths

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

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:

  1. We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.

  2. 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.

  3. Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.

  4. Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.

  5. 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.

Muslims of the World Convention @ FORUM Conference and events center
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – Oct 13 @ 11:00 pm

This is the first ever Muslims of the World convention where we tackle hot topics from some of the most well known Muslims scholars and speakers in the country. We dive into discussions about Racism, Prophet Muhammad pbuh, LGBTQ, Women in Islam and other topics from a Muslim perspective by qualified scholars. Some talks will be geared towards parents and some will be geared towards the youth so bring the family! Hot topics, activities during the day, matrimonial event, shopping at the bazaar, and each night will end with the main event. The main events have been carefully crafted with an Islamic lecture by a keynote speaker, humor and entertainment! Don’t miss out!

For topics, speakers and timing, view the itinerary below. We hand-picked our speakers to make this event diverse and engaging. Help us make history by putting on the first ever Muslims of the World Convention on October 12th and 13th. Muslims of the World Inc. is a registered 501c3 with the goal of breaking barriers, bringing people of diverse backgrounds together and showing the beauty of Islam.

INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Practice of Islam in America is an important book edited by local professor and author, Edward Curtis, which introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and other religious activities. It takes readers into homes, religious congregations, schools, workplaces, cemeteries, restaurants—and all the way to Mecca—to understand the diverse religious practices of Muslim Americans. Facilitated by Zehra Turker from the Turkish Muslim community.

Oct
16
Wed
Financial Status of Social Security @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Financial Status of Social Security @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Kyle Anderson, Professor, Kelley School of Business, IU

The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome at our presentations.

The sessions will meet on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 25th from 11:00 – 11:50 am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Each session is offered free of charge to the public.  An optional $7 lunch is provided after the program (it is well worth it).

The Struggle Is Real: Youth Talking to Faith Leaders @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
At this ICMH event, pairs of youth and clergy will model healthy, productive conversations about mental health. Youth will ask faith leaders questions, and faith leaders will model how to be a safe space for these kinds of conversations.
Oct
18
Fri
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Come and discuss your ideas and feelings about death and dying. Be comfortable while we hold space for a structured discussion and exchange of ideas in a non-judgmental, inclusive environment. Eat cake, drink tea (coffee) and look within.
Oct
19
Sat
The State of Health in Our Community @ Martin University Hardin Gathertorium
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The State of Health in Our Community @ Martin University Hardin Gathertorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Community members can meet with leading health providers to discuss needs and priorities for neighborhoods, congregations and diverse groups

Martin University invites community members and faith leaders to meet with health and wellness providers to learn about resources that are available and to set communities’ priorities and needs.

Free and open to all. Food will be provided.

If this Health Fair sounds interesting, please consider attending the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH) events:

Wednesday, September 25, 12:00- 1:30 pm — The Second Leading Cause of ​Death in Youth: Suicide . Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall, 1100 W. 42nd St. Register

Wednesday, October 16, 6:00-7:30 — The Struggle Is Real: Youth Talking to Faith Leaders. Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall, 1100 W. 42nd St. Register

Wednesday, November 20. 6:00-7:30 pm — Voices of Healing From Your Immigrant Neighbors . Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall, 1100 W. 42nd St. Register

 

Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Tony Wiederhold at the Indy Festival of Faiths

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

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:

  1. We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.

  2. 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.

  3. Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.

  4. Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.

  5. 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.

Oct
21
Mon
The New Reformation: Transformation and Hope @ St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Some people long for yesterday; but yesterday is over. We find life and grace, living today and preparing for tomorrow. And there we find our security and strength.

“Jack,” retired historical theologian, is originally from Detroit, MI, and has lived and taught at the American College in Leuven, Belgium for many years, holding various leadership positions.

Recent positions and research
Chair, retired — the Study of Religion and Trends in American Society at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Visiting professor: Sacred Heart University (Conn., USA) and Director of European theological programs (1995 to 2002)

Vice-president, ARCC : The Association for the
Rights of Catholics in the Church.

Published: books, many articles, and a weekly blog:
https://Another Voice-greenleaf.org

Oct
23
Wed
Inequality in the U.S. How we treat each other @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Inequality in the U.S. How we treat each other @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Suzette Hackney, Indianapolis Star Columnist

The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome at our presentations.

The sessions will meet on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 25th from 11:00 – 11:50 am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Each session is offered free of charge to the public.  An optional $7 lunch is provided after the program (it is well worth it).

Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee
Oct 23 @ 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/

Oct
26
Sat
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Free, Friendly Yoga Outdoors at the Newfields 100 Acres @ 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Tony Wiederhold at the Indy Festival of Faiths

I lead a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. Through postures, you will learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, how to adjust yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and how breathing interacts with movement. Weight balance, tension, compression, stretch, cause and effect, and what you’re thinking and feeling at any given moment become clear.

Every (type of) body is welcome. You don’t need to be a gymnast to get something out of this.

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:

  1. We need each other and we need to stop hurting each other.

  2. 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.

  3. Kindness heals both the giver and the receiver.

  4. Working for a more just, less cruel world is totally possible and totally worth doing.

  5. 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.

INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY – “The Practice of Islam in America” @ C115, St. Luke's UMC,  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Practice of Islam in America is an important book edited by local professor and author, Edward Curtis, which introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and other religious activities. It takes readers into homes, religious congregations, schools, workplaces, cemeteries, restaurants—and all the way to Mecca—to understand the diverse religious practices of Muslim Americans. Facilitated by Zehra Turker from the Turkish Muslim community.

Oct
29
Tue
The Most Merciful: Muslim Work with Ex-Offenders @ Shelton Auditorium
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Many of America’s prisoners have embraced Islam while incarcerated, and Muslims have also been active in caring for the social and religious needs of ex-offenders. In this session, we explore what Islam has to say and what Muslims are doing about incarceration in America.

Keynote Speakers

Born on the South Side of Chicago, and trained in sociology at Langston University, Shamar Hemphill is an expert in civic engagement, community organizing, and youth development. In 2008, he began working for the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), and now serves as one of the organization’s Associate Directors.

Dr. Harriet Lewis is Senior Director at IMAN, where she provides oversight to community/economic development initiatives. Having served previously as Executive Director of organizations serving women, small business owners, survivors of domestic violence, and youth, she has been recognized for her work by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Respondents

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kareem Bilal became a Muslim in 1975 and associates with various mosques in Indianapolis, particularly NurAllah. For more than a decade, he has used his experiences in life and faith to help promote personal and spiritual transformation among incarcerated men at various Indiana prisons.

Judge David Shaheed, JD, retired from the Marion County Superior Court in Indianapolis in 2014. Named Advocate of the Year by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition in 2006, he has presided over Civil Court 1 and, before that, Criminal Court 14 (the Drug Treatment Diversion Court and Reentry Court).

Oct
30
Wed
Prisoner Reentry Programs @ North United Methodist Church
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Prisoner Reentry Programs @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Alexis Dean, Executive Director of Programs and Reentry Readiness, Indiana Dept. of Correction

The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome at our presentations.

The sessions will meet on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 25th from 11:00 – 11:50 am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Each session is offered free of charge to the public.  An optional $7 lunch is provided after the program (it is well worth it).

Nov
2
Sat
Songs of Revolution @ The Church Within
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Arts, Douglas Peach, and Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters.

Beginning with Negro spirituals and moving along to music from the Civil Rights Movement and ending with hip-hop, this event mixes group singing, performances, and short historical presentations. We’ll explore everything from the revolutionary acts of defiance by enslaved men and women singing songs of justice to how artists in Washington, D.C. are using hip-hop to combat gentrification and displacement. Join us as there will be plenty of opportunities for community singing and introductions to some of Indy’s top musical talent.

Nov
3
Sun
Restorations & Requiems: Finding Strength through Music, Art, & Faith @ Central Christian Church, Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 the arts, in partnership with the human spirit, can aid in the healing process.

Featured artwork, which includes photography and other media, focuses on themes of grief, loss, and healing. The exhibition is open during the weekend with an artist open house on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1—2 pm. Following the open house, the public is invited to participate in a panel discussion focusing on the healing force of music and art during times of grief. The discussion will conclude with choral performance of John Rutter’s Requiem – a requiem is a mass for the repose of souls – which will be interspersed with stories and poetry. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

Free parking lot between St. Clair, Ft. Wayne, and Delaware Streets. Free street parking on Ft. Wayne, nearby businesses allow parking during their closed hours.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 2.

Don’t forget you can check out the exhibit during First Friday on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6—9 pm!

Presented by Central Christian Church and Allisonville Christian Church.

 

Nov
4
Mon
This Far by Faith: A Journey Toward Racial Justice @ St. Luke's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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 journey that led congregants to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama to visit the Legacy Museum, the National Peace and Justice Memorial (Lynching Memorial), and the Edmund Pettus Bridge this past spring. This emotional adventure sparked a desire to collaborate on a larger scale with the Indianapolis community.

St. Luke’s UMC is joining forces with All Souls Unitarian Church, Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, and the Bahá’í Community of Indianapolis. This partnership has been created to specifically examine racial equity. The ultimate goal is to motivate faith communities in the Indianapolis area toward truth, acknowledgment, and reconciliation. Small group conversations and activities will follow the panel discussion.

Ample free parking in the church parking lot. Please use the main entrance/door #6

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 3.

Presented by St. Luke’s UMC Racial Justice Committee, All Souls Unitarian Church, Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, and Bahá’í Community of Indianapolis.

Antisemitism: The Evolution of the Longest Hatred @ Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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. Antisemitism is a complex phenomenon with varied manifestations. It is the longest hatred, and its ideology has evolved and mutated over the centuries. Anti-Jewish hate has been expressed through acts of violence, legislation, and religious decree.  Dr. Lipstadt will explore this history, and the audience will learn how expressions of antisemitism can shed light on, and lead to a greater understanding of, other expressions of bigotry.

Free parking available in both the front and side lots. Enter through the main lobby doors.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 3.

Presented by Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library.

Nov
5
Tue
A Faith Leader & a Scientist Walk into a Bar: Using Improv to Talk about Science and Faith @ Books & Brews South Indy
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Faith Leader & a Scientist Walk into a Bar: Using Improv to Talk about Science and Faith @ Books & Brews South Indy | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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 communication what drills are to a basketball player or scales to a musician. They teach the habits of mind needed to listen closely, turn attention outward, and seek opportunities to co-create meaning in conversation. Participants will learn the principles of AIT (like “yes and” or accepting the reality of your conversational partner) and apply those to conversations about faith and science. By accepting a partner’s reality, one can establish common ground and find a place of empathy.

All backgrounds, faiths, traditions, and practices welcome! Bring your authentic self to this dynamic, fun, and inclusive event.

Dedicated free parking lot to the south of the building.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 4.

Presented by IUPUI/IU School of Medicine Communicating Science Program; The daVinci Pursuit; Center for Interfaith Cooperation; March for Science; and IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society.

Nov
6
Wed
Online Shopping’s Impact on Community & Humanity @ North United Methodist Church
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Shopping’s Impact on Community & Humanity @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

John Clark, Director of Communication, Center for Interfaith Cooperation

The Mid North Shepherd’s Center is proud to announce the 2019 Domestic Decisions Lecture series.  The Mid-North Shepherd’s Center links adults over age 55 together to enrich their lives through interaction with peers.  Everyone is invited to and welcome at our presentations.

The sessions will meet on eight consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 25th from 11:00 – 11:50 am at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, Indiana.  Each session is offered free of charge to the public.  An optional $7 lunch is provided after the program (it is well worth it).

God(s) & Aliens: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and E.T. @ Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Chapel
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
God(s) & Aliens: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and E.T. @ Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Chapel | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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 of science, faith, and the history of American thought. Facilitated small group conversations will give attendees the chance to deeply explore what it means when fact and faith collide.

The community is invited to share in a conversation about how advances in science have shaped, altered, and sometimes been ignored, by religion. How has scientific thought challenged and influenced religious teachings and practice? From the ways in which heliocentrism shook the Catholic Church to the continued polarization caused by Darwin’s theory of evolution, science and faith collide in profound ways. As science marches on – what if we discovery sentient life beyond Earth? – how will the worlds’ religions react and be affected?

Free parking available in the IHC lot.

RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 5. Seating is limited to 100 guests.

Presented by IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences, IUPUI Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture, IUPUI Senior Academy, Earth Charter Indiana, Hoosier Environmental Council, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, All Souls Unitarian Church, and Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library.

Screening and discussion of “Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story” @ Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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 on to become one of the great spiritual and religious pioneers of the 20th century whose words and influence continues to echo today.

His landmark book, Jesus and the Disinherited, was the first to claim that Jesus Christ – who was born in poverty as part of a powerless minority – lived a life that spoke directly to Black Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only regularly attended Thurman’s services, but he carried Thurman’s writings with him on the historic marches to Selma and Birmingham. King found Thurman to be a treasure and often drew from him in his own speeches and writings. Congressman John Lewis calls Howard Thurman the “patron saint” of the Civil Rights Movement.

In 1935, Howard Thurman made a publicized trip to India and became the first Black man invited to counsel with Mahatma Gandhi. From that meeting, Thurman brought back a vision that helped create a framework for imagining non-violent resistance not just as a political strategy but as a lifestyle. That vision provided a direction for the Movement that changed the world order.

In his own time, Thurman was a celebrated religious figure with profiles in major magazines like LOOK, Ebony, and others. His efforts at the height of World War II to create the nation’s first interfaith, inter-racial church stands as a precursor for many contemporary faith communities. And for millions today who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious,” Thurman’s poetry, meditations, sermons, and prayers continue to be wildly popular

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.

The Power of the Page @ Marian University Allison Mansion
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Power of the Page @ Marian University Allison Mansion | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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 the public to envision Biblical stories in new ways.  After enjoying a brief reception, Dr. Jamie Higgs, associate professor of art history at Marian University, will give a lecture exploring the history of manuscripts as tools of power and change and how art can be used to re-frame social, political, and theological issues. Guests will also be invited to view the St. John’s Bible and interact with docents who can answer additional questions.

Free visitor parking is available throughout the Marian University campus.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 5.

Presented by Peace and Justice Studies at Marian University, Art & Design at Marian University, Marian University Writing Center.

Nov
7
Thu
The Art of Boycott: Speech, Resistance, and Revolution @ Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC)
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Art of Boycott: Speech, Resistance, and Revolution @ Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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 Montgomery Bus Boycott; United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott; divestment from South Africa; the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS); and many others. A panel conversation the evening of November 7 will address theological and faith-based approaches to boycott, along with the historical roles of religious institutions in waging boycott. The discussion will include a selection of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish views on boycott and the r/evolutions boycott can spur.

Event: Thurs., Nov. 7, 7—8:30pm
Exhibit: Nov. 7—21; Tues.—Sat., 10am—5pm; Closed Sun. & Mon.

Free parking available in the Garfield Park Arts Center parking lot.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 6.

Presented by American Friends Service Committee, Muslim Youth Collective, VOCAB, Garfield Park Arts Center, and Jewish Voice for Peace—Indiana.

Nov
9
Sat
Church Leader Roundtable – Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Church Leader Roundtable - Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling | Avon | Indiana | United States

Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. November 19th topics include LGBTQ+, technology & teens, and self-harm/cutting. Bring care ministry leaders, student ministry leaders, children’s ministry leaders, and any other leaders interested in the topic. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so registration is required to attend.

Nov
10
Sun
Is it Revolution or Evolution? @ Hindu Central of Central Indiana
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Is it Revolution or Evolution? @ Hindu Central of Central Indiana | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

mmigrants to the United States bring their religion, art, and culture with them, but connections to these things change over time. You are invited to listen in as Hindu youth and elders discuss and debate the evolution of their culture in America.

When a person decides to migrate to another country, they embark on a major turning point – a major revolution –in their life. That immigrant then brings their history, faith, and culture to their new home. But in the struggle to adapt and survive, connections to the past fade and cultural and religious practices evolve. The Hindu Temple of Central Indiana is asking itself whether these changes – this “evolution by revolution” – is good or bad. How can first-generation immigrants and their next-generation children and grandchildren remain connected to their faith and heritage in modern American society? The wider community is invited to listen and learn from this discussion between Hindu elders and youth.

This event will immediately follow religious services that end at noon. Guests are invited to arrive at noon, purchase lunch, and participate in the event beginning at 12:15pm.

Parking in the facility parking lot. Entry by main gate.

RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 9.

Presented by Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, Geeta Mandal, and Hindu American Vanaprasthi Network.