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.

Rewriting the World for our Daughters @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Rewriting the World for our Daughters @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
What does it mean to be a strong woman? In this workshop led by writer, mother, and educator KC Chan-Brose, we will define what strength means to us based off the examples we see in our every day lives. We will read the writing of
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
When East Meets West: How Your Faith Enhances Mine @ Oldenburg Franciscan Center | Oldenburg | Indiana | United States
We will learn how Hinduism and Christianity actually enhance each other. Anita will be offering a thorough introduction to the Hindu faith, and Bruce will discuss similarities between the two faiths and how Hinduism has enriched his own spirituality and understanding of Christian beliefs. Together
ODAD Ribbon Day @ Indiana Interchurch Center
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ODAD Ribbon Day @ Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Beginning in 2018, Overdose Lifeline began a campaign to raise the Indianapolis community’s awareness of the true impact that opioid overdose has around the nation by lining the lawn of the Interchurch Center with ribbons. Those ribbons represent the number of lives that are lost
Credo Forum, August 4 Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Credo Forum, August 4 Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Credo Forum will meet on this coming Sunday, August 4 at 9 am in the Cottage Library. The combined realities of global climate change and population growth cause significant problems world-wide such as natural disasters and migration. Violent storms including hurricanes, tornadoes, super floods, extreme
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Are you passionate about fostering a stronger relationship between Christian faith and justice? Do you wish to widen your understanding about ethics and spirituality? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Jesus and Justice is the class for you! Join us for healthy discussion and
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga with Tony Wiederhold @ Lugar Plaza | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
CIC board member Tony has been hosting yoga classes and meditations around Indianapolis since 2013. He leads a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. You will practice listening to what your body is telling you, adjusting yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and exploring how breathing interacts
The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness @ Irvington Lodge Events
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness @ Irvington Lodge Events | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
If we learn to transform our mind through meditation, then we can transform our life. By cultivating a good heart and positive intentions, we will be better able to solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our life
Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee
Aug 28 @ 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/
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Re-Entry Info Sessions for Faith-Based Organizations @ Southeast Community Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
This is a reminder about the informational sessions that the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition (MCRC) will be holding this summer for faith-based organizations.  If you know of any faith-based organizations working with the re-entry population that may be interested in attending, please forward this flyer
The Latino Youth Collective Celebrates 12 Years! @ Allison Mansion at Marian University
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Latino Youth Collective Celebrates 12 Years! @ Allison Mansion at Marian University | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join us in celebrating 12 years of the Latino Youth Collective! Food and drinks will be provided.  
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent
Welcome to America @ Masjid Al Fajr
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Welcome to America @ Masjid Al Fajr | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
On Saturday, August 31, Welcome to America and The Dwelling Place will be partnering with the Al Fajr Mosque to provide the first Welcome to America class for the Al-Fajr community. We will be covering: Time Management in America The Importance of Learning the Language
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Are you passionate about fostering a stronger relationship between Christian faith and justice? Do you wish to widen your understanding about ethics and spirituality? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Jesus and Justice is the class for you! Join us for healthy discussion and
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join us for Mass on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month at the Indiana Interchurch Center. 5:00 p.m. We are an LGBTQ affirming congregation, and ALL are welcome at the table of the Eucharist. Our pastor, Helen Weber-McReynolds, is an ordained Roman Catholic
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Re-Entry Info Sessions for Faith-Based Organizations @ Eagle Branch Library | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
This is a reminder about the informational sessions that the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition (MCRC) will be holding this summer for faith-based organizations.  If you know of any faith-based organizations working with the re-entry population that may be interested in attending, please forward this flyer
2019 St Joan of Arc French Market @ Saint Joan of Arc Church
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 10:00 pm
2019 St Joan of Arc French Market @ Saint Joan of Arc Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
French Market is one of Indy’s major neighborhood festivals with,  artisan booths, an array of French and American cuisine and a beer and wine garden.  5:30 p.m. Mass in French will be celebrated in the historic Meridian-Kessler church constructed in 1929.  Church tours will be
IAIC 2019 Recovery Rally @ Military Park (Indianapolis)
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
IAIC 2019 Recovery Rally @ Military Park (Indianapolis) | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
IAIC RECOVERY RALLY Saturday, September 7  Registration at 9:30 am Ride begins at 10:30 at Southside Harley  Walk begins at 10:30 at Historic Military Park at White River State Park 601 W New York St Downtown Indianapolis   Ride and Walk – 10:30 am –
Witches Mabon Banquet @ to be announced
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Witches Mabon Banquet @ to be announced
Come celebrate the fall equinox. Novices of the old ways , Solar Court and Crossroads Coven will be holding a pitch in style banquet and in honor of the sabbat breaking bread and strengthening cross coven bonds to keep our local witchy community thriving! You
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Are you passionate about fostering a stronger relationship between Christian faith and justice? Do you wish to widen your understanding about ethics and spirituality? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Jesus and Justice is the class for you! Join us for healthy discussion and
Pub Theology: Shelly Fitzgerald @ Green Street Pub & Eatery
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pub Theology: Shelly Fitzgerald @ Green Street Pub & Eatery | Brownsburg | Indiana | United States
Pub Theology meets on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Party Room at Green Street Pub in Brownsburg. Come enjoy good food, good conversation, and an important discussion about a faith that focuses on loving, serving, and including all people, no exceptions. We’ll
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Interfaith Kick-Off Dinner — Habitat for Humanity @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join us on September 12 as we celebrate and kick off the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build! Come celebrate the Sargent and Townsend families and the faith communities coming together to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. We will also be visiting
Infinite Bliss: Reflections on Mahamudra @ Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Infinite Bliss: Reflections on Mahamudra @ Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Gen Dorje will illuminate the precious instructions received during the Kadampa Summer Festival held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the United Kingdom. In that way we can all feel that we have participated in this very special event. The function of meditation is to
Hindu Annual Summer Temple Festival @ HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL INDIANA
Sep 15 all-day
Hindu Annual Summer Temple Festival @ HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL INDIANA | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Says Anita Joshi of the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana: The best event for non-Hindus to come to will actually take place on Saturday, Sept 14th the week before the Festival of Faith: the Annual Summer Temple Fest.  There are lots of food stalls, vendors,
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join us for Mass on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month at the Indiana Interchurch Center. 5:00 p.m. We are an LGBTQ affirming congregation, and ALL are welcome at the table of the Eucharist. Our pastor, Helen Weber-McReynolds, is an ordained Roman Catholic
Sep 17 @ 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. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so
Sep 17 @ 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. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to respond when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so
St. George Festival, first day @ St. George Orthodox Christian Church
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. George Festival, first 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
Minority Healthy Living Expo @ Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (FBGCC)
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Minority Healthy Living Expo @ Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (FBGCC)  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (FBGCC) and Empowered Living Inc (ELI) are partnering together to present The Minority Healthy Living Expo. This inaugural event will focus on healthy living- mind, body, and soul. Our focus area will primarily be the Pike/Washington township, but will be open to anyone who wants
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Why Do Kids Do That?: Mental Health and Behaviors for Parents and Neighbor... @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Do you wonder why many children struggle with challenging behaviors? Perhaps you feel burned out by challenging behaviors and are unsure of what to do. Discover the root causes of many of the challenging behaviors facing today’s communities. This training will help you to understand
Aug
24
Sat
Rewriting the World for our Daughters @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

What does it mean to be a strong woman? In this workshop led by writer, mother, and educator KC Chan-Brose, we will define what strength means to us based off the examples we see in our every day lives. We will read the writing of strong women and decide what we want the world to look like for our daughters. Then, we will discuss how we make that world.

We will write letters to our daughters, as well as re-write stories to model the themes that are lacking in children’s literature.

When East Meets West: How Your Faith Enhances Mine @ Oldenburg Franciscan Center
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

We will learn how Hinduism and Christianity actually enhance each other. Anita will be offering a thorough introduction to the Hindu faith, and Bruce will discuss similarities between the two faiths and how Hinduism has enriched his own spirituality and understanding of Christian beliefs. Together Bruce and Anita will discuss concepts of God and the nature of spirituality. This will be a great opportunity to be introduced to one of the oldest religions in the world and to gain a greater understanding of the depths of spirituality that can be experienced through interfaith interaction.

* Both Anita and Bruce are members of the board for the Center for Interfaith Cooperation in Indianapolis.

ODAD Ribbon Day @ Indiana Interchurch Center
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ODAD Ribbon Day @ Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Beginning in 2018, Overdose Lifeline began a campaign to raise the Indianapolis community’s awareness of the true impact that opioid overdose has around the nation by lining the lawn of the Interchurch Center with ribbons. Those ribbons represent the number of lives that are lost daily to overdose, some of them bearing the name of a Hoosier who lost their own battle with substance use disorder.

We welcome those in the community who have lost a loved one to join us for this event to lay a ribbon in honor of their life. Those who have not laid a ribbon before are welcomed to sign a name to the ribbon they lay, while others will be given their previous ribbon to put up.

The ribbons will remain on display in the lawn through the week leading up to the International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st.

Aug
25
Sun
Credo Forum, August 4 Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Credo Forum, August 4 Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI)  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Credo Forum will meet on this coming Sunday, August 4 at 9 am in the Cottage Library.

The combined realities of global climate change and population growth cause significant problems world-wide such as natural disasters and migration. Violent storms including hurricanes, tornadoes, super floods, extreme heat and cold, and generally unpredictable weather have become the norm. Migration of people from one place to another, driven by severe weather, political unrest, gangs and drugs, and scarcity of food and water strain the resources of governments and aid agencies trying to help.

At the 2019 UUA General Assembly, two Actions of Immediate Witness were passed that address these concerns.

You may read “Green New Deal” at this link –
https://www.uua.org/action/statements/build-movement-green-new-deal

And you may read “Immigrants” at this link –
https://www.uua.org/action/statements/protect-rights-immigrants-and-asylum-seekers

The Credo Forum meets on the first Sunday of each month throughout the year at 9 a.m. We hope to see you there.

Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Are you passionate about fostering a stronger relationship between Christian faith and justice? Do you wish to widen your understanding about ethics and spirituality?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Jesus and Justice is the class for you! Join us for healthy discussion and teaching from a Christian perspective.

All classes will take place in room 226 at the Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, located 4646 North Michigan Road.

COME TO THE LIGHT WHERE THE LOVE SHINES BRIGHT!

Aug
27
Tue
Yoga with Tony Wiederhold @ Lugar Plaza
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CIC board member Tony has been hosting yoga classes and meditations around Indianapolis since 2013. He leads a supportive, light-hearted practice of exploration. You will practice listening to what your body is telling you, adjusting yourself to find Interesting Sensation, and exploring how breathing interacts with movement.

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

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness @ Irvington Lodge Events
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness @ Irvington Lodge Events | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

If we learn to transform our mind through meditation, then we can transform our life. By cultivating a good heart and positive intentions, we will be better able to solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our life happier and more meaningful.

These drop-in classes are be based on the book How to Transform Your Life (also available as a free download) by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This practical manual for daily life shows how we can develop authentic inner peace, overcome daily problems and bring about positive changes in our life, that enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness

Aug
28
Wed
Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee
Aug 28 @ 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/

Aug
29
Thu
Re-Entry Info Sessions for Faith-Based Organizations @ Southeast Community Services
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a reminder about the informational sessions that the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition (MCRC) will be holding this summer for faith-based organizations.  If you know of any faith-based organizations working with the re-entry population that may be interested in attending, please forward this flyer along to them. They can RSVP by emailing info@communitysolutionsinc.net with their name, organization, date of the session they wish to attend, and the total number of people attending.

Aug
30
Fri
The Latino Youth Collective Celebrates 12 Years! @ Allison Mansion at Marian University
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Latino Youth Collective Celebrates 12 Years! @ Allison Mansion at Marian University | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Join us in celebrating 12 years of the Latino Youth Collective! Food and drinks will be provided.

 

Aug
31
Sat
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Course includes: Manual, all course supplies, certificate

*Courses with fewer than 5 registrations will be refunded and rescheduled.*
​What you will learn
The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

Who created the course?
The National Council for Behavioral Health was instrumental in bringing Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. Mental Health First Aid USA worked with experts at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development to develop the youth program. For more information about the program, including history, research, global Mental Health First Aid, and program regulation in the U.S.
Welcome to America @ Masjid Al Fajr
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, August 31, Welcome to America and The Dwelling Place will be partnering with the Al Fajr Mosque to provide the first Welcome to America class for the Al-Fajr community. We will be covering:

Time Management in America
The Importance of Learning the Language
Avoiding Social Isolation

The program will begin at 6:30 pm at Al Fajr masjid at 2846 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis 46222

The program will conclude at approximately 8:30 pm and will be followed by a potluck dinner.

Sep
1
Sun
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Are you passionate about fostering a stronger relationship between Christian faith and justice? Do you wish to widen your understanding about ethics and spirituality?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Jesus and Justice is the class for you! Join us for healthy discussion and teaching from a Christian perspective.

All classes will take place in room 226 at the Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, located 4646 North Michigan Road.

COME TO THE LIGHT WHERE THE LOVE SHINES BRIGHT!

St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Join us for Mass on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month at the Indiana Interchurch Center. 5:00 p.m. We are an LGBTQ affirming congregation, and ALL are welcome at the table of the Eucharist. Our pastor, Helen Weber-McReynolds, is an ordained Roman Catholic Woman Priest (RCWP). To learn more about Roman Catholic Women Priests, visitwww.romancatholicwomenpriests.org.

Sep
3
Tue
Re-Entry Info Sessions for Faith-Based Organizations @ Eagle Branch Library
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a reminder about the informational sessions that the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition (MCRC) will be holding this summer for faith-based organizations.  If you know of any faith-based organizations working with the re-entry population that may be interested in attending, please forward this flyer along to them. They can RSVP by emailing info@communitysolutionsinc.net with their name, organization, date of the session they wish to attend, and the total number of people attending.

Sep
7
Sat
2019 St Joan of Arc French Market @ Saint Joan of Arc Church
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 10:00 pm
2019 St Joan of Arc French Market @ Saint Joan of Arc Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

French Market is one of Indy’s major neighborhood festivals with,  artisan booths, an array of French and American cuisine and a beer and wine garden.  5:30 p.m. Mass in French will be celebrated in the historic Meridian-Kessler church constructed in 1929.  Church tours will be held at 1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

IAIC 2019 Recovery Rally @ Military Park (Indianapolis)
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
IAIC RECOVERY RALLY Saturday, September 7 
Registration at 9:30 am Ride begins at 10:30 at Southside Harley 
Walk begins at 10:30 at Historic Military Park at White River State Park 601 W New York St Downtown Indianapolis

 

Ride and Walk – 10:30 am – 12 pm
Speakers, Food Vendors, and Kid Zone – 12 pm
Live Music – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

​Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or involving other substances or actions, is a disease that can be effectively treated, allowing individuals and those around them to recover their lives.

 

IAIC is a broad-based, diverse, nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of people with addictive disorders. Our mission is to promote recovery through advocacy, public education and service.

 

By sponsoring the Annual Recovery Ride and Rally your support helps those seeking recovery and those who work for a stronger Recovery Community.
Witches Mabon Banquet @ to be announced
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Witches Mabon Banquet @ to be announced
Come celebrate the fall equinox. Novices of the old ways , Solar Court and Crossroads Coven will be holding a pitch in style banquet and in honor of the sabbat breaking bread and strengthening cross coven bonds to keep our local witchy community thriving! You are invited! Please be our guest and bring an item for the pitch in. The banquet is a formal occasion and we look forward to seeing you there!
Sep
8
Sun
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Are you passionate about fostering a stronger relationship between Christian faith and justice? Do you wish to widen your understanding about ethics and spirituality?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Jesus and Justice is the class for you! Join us for healthy discussion and teaching from a Christian perspective.

All classes will take place in room 226 at the Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, located 4646 North Michigan Road.

COME TO THE LIGHT WHERE THE LOVE SHINES BRIGHT!

Sep
10
Tue
Pub Theology: Shelly Fitzgerald @ Green Street Pub & Eatery
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pub Theology: Shelly Fitzgerald @ Green Street Pub & Eatery | Brownsburg | Indiana | United States
Pub Theology meets on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Party Room at Green Street Pub in Brownsburg. Come enjoy good food, good conversation, and an important discussion about a faith that focuses on loving, serving, and including all people, no exceptions.

We’ll welcome Shelly Fitzgerald, who was the Co-Director of Guidance and was employed for 15 years at an Indianapolis Catholic school.

In 2018, she was instructed to attend a meeting with school administrators, where her marriage to her wife, Victoria, was the topic of conversation. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis stated her marriage was a violation of her contract and she was given these options – dissolve her marriage, resign, or keep quiet and work the rest of the school year without receiving a renewal of her contract. Rather than offer her resignation, Shelly chose to fight. This decision was not to fight just for herself, but for all people who face discrimination. This fight has now gained national attention. She has become a voice for the disenfranchised, for people treated unjustly and discriminated against simply because of their sexual orientation or gender.

Upon being placed on administrative leave, several students founded the Shelly’s Voice Advocacy Group. This non-profit organization mission is to inspire a deeper sense of belonging for LGBTQ+ individuals. Ms. Fitzgerald and the students of Shelly’s Voice appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show to discuss this issue. During the show and while listening to Shelly’s story, Ellen DeGeneres gifted the group $25,000 to continue working towards their objectives and goals.

Shelly, and the students of Shelly’s Voice, have become a beacon of hope of shining light on the dark shadows of selective discrimination and unequal treatment of LGBTQ+ individuals in our schools, the workplace and our community at large.

Sep
12
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Sep 12 @ 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.

Interfaith Kick-Off Dinner — Habitat for Humanity @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Interfaith Kick-Off Dinner — Habitat for Humanity @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join us on September 12 as we celebrate and kick off the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build! Come celebrate the Sargent and Townsend families and the faith communities coming together to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. We will also be visiting with our Indy neighbors in faith as we all come to put God’s love into action, together.
Sep
13
Fri
Infinite Bliss: Reflections on Mahamudra @ Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Infinite Bliss: Reflections on Mahamudra @ Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Gen Dorje will illuminate the precious instructions received during the Kadampa Summer Festival held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the United Kingdom. In that way we can all feel that we have participated in this very special event.

The function of meditation is to give rise to mental peace. This is the real method to solve our own inner problems of ignorance, depression, anger and so forth and is the real method to benefit other practically.

‘Maha’ means great and refers to great bliss, and ‘mudra’ means non-deceptive and refers to emptiness. The actual Mahamudra is the union of our own great bliss and emptiness. Through practising Mahamudra meditation we will be able fulfill our own purpose and be able to benefit each and every living being every day. There is no greater meaning than this.

Sep
15
Sun
Hindu Annual Summer Temple Festival @ HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL INDIANA
Sep 15 all-day

Says Anita Joshi of the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana:

The best event for non-Hindus to come to will actually take place on Saturday, Sept 14th the week before the Festival of Faith: the Annual Summer Temple Fest.  There are lots of food stalls, vendors, and cultural performances, as well as a tour of the temple every hour from 11 am to 3 pm.
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community Mass @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Join us for Mass on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month at the Indiana Interchurch Center. 5:00 p.m. We are an LGBTQ affirming congregation, and ALL are welcome at the table of the Eucharist. Our pastor, Helen Weber-McReynolds, is an ordained Roman Catholic Woman Priest (RCWP). To learn more about Roman Catholic Women Priests, visitwww.romancatholicwomenpriests.org.

Sep
17
Tue
Church Leader Roundtable – Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so registration is required to attend. Registration starts April 30.

Church Leader Roundtable – Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling
Sep 17 @ 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. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to respond when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so registration is required to attend.

Sep
20
Fri
St. George Festival, first day @ St. George Orthodox Christian Church
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 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
21
Sat
Minority Healthy Living Expo @ Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (FBGCC)
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Minority Healthy Living Expo @ Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (FBGCC)  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (FBGCC) and Empowered Living Inc (ELI) are partnering together to present The Minority Healthy Living Expo. This inaugural event will focus on healthy living- mind, body, and soul. Our focus area will primarily be the Pike/Washington township, but will be open to anyone who wants to attend. The event will include healthy food demonstrations, mental health workshops, physical health, and medical screenings. Because the Pike/Washington Township has a diverse population, we want to offer these benefits within walking distance in one location. We want to make this an annual event, potentially semi-annual depending on the partnerships gained from this experience. This event will be FREE to attendees. Please register for this event so we can have accurate numbers.

Why Do Kids Do That?: Mental Health and Behaviors for Parents and Neighbor… @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Why Do Kids Do That?: Mental Health and Behaviors for Parents and Neighbor... @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Do you wonder why many children struggle with challenging behaviors? Perhaps you feel burned out by challenging behaviors and are unsure of what to do. Discover the root causes of many of the challenging behaviors facing today’s communities. This training will help you to understand why toxic stress and trauma affect youth development, academic learning, and behaviors, and is the first step in learning how to respond to children and youth experiencing social-emotional distress. Rediscover your empathy and expand your capacity for helping children and youth to grow, heal, and learn.

Professionals who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion that includes training hours.

Global Fest @ Center for Inquiry 70
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Global Fest @ Center for Inquiry 70 | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
THINK GLOBAL. FEST LOCAL. We believe the best parties invite everyone. At Global Fest, we’re on a mission to celebrate diversity and promote intercultural understanding through shared traditions, food, music, art and play. Join us September 21, 2019 from 12-10pm at 4550 Central Avenue. Festival proceeds benefit Center for Inquiry 70.
St. George Festival, second day @ St. George Orthodox Christian Church
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 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
22
Sun
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
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
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
28
Sat
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.

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
5
Sat
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
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
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.

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
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
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).

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
20
Wed
Pagan Night Out @ Coal Yard Coffee
Nov 20 @ 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
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/

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.

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.