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.

LoveYourNeighbor Family Movie Night: Wonder @ Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
LoveYourNeighbor Family Movie Night: Wonder @ Good Samaritan Episcopal Church | Brownsburg | Indiana | United States
It’s Good Sam’s first-ever #LoveYourNeighbor Family Movie Night! Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. We
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Opioid Crisis - Historical Trauma & Addictions in Urban Communities @ Meridian Event Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join us as we explore options for care, for those in our communities.
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration? Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core
For Love and Money: Writing Opinion for Impact @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
For Love and Money: Writing Opinion for Impact @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Sometimes it seems as if we’re drowning in opinion – 500 million tweets per day, an endless tide of social posts of all kinds. Who needs one more opinion piece? Lots of people, it turns out. For young writers, there’s more opportunity than ever to
Rally for Equality @ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rally for Equality @ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Shelly’s Voice says: Join us as we take a stand for LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance in the Catholic Church.
TMBCC Field Trip @ Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TMBCC Field Trip @ Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center  | Bloomington | Indiana | United States
The Church Within invites everyone: Let’s go on a field trip! We have been invited to take a tour at TMBCC in Bloomington. We will have a light snack at church, leave TCW by 11:30 (1125 Spruce St, Indianapolis, IN 46203), and arrive at TMBCC
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mental Health & Our Community - Featuring Christina Davis @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The first in a series of four dinners hosted by the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Faith Communities. Four different speakers on the topic of Mental Health and how it impacts our lives, homes, and churches.
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Special tour of "Images from the Border — Here and There" @ Interchurch Art Gallery | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
COIN will give a special tour of the exhibit, Images from the Border — Here and There. to the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center … anyone can join. The exhibit has three parts: The first display is a collection of migrant artifacts collected on the trails
“Paris to Pittsburgh” Film Screening @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Paris to Pittsburgh" Film Screening @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us on Saturday, June 29 from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Beattie Room for a screening of the film Paris to Pittsburgh, a film exploring how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change in communities
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advocacy & Storytelling: Using Narrative to Create Change @ Franklin Road Library  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
When small farmers and food producers set out to build their businesses, they rarely think about how state and federal policy fits into the overall picture, sometimes helping—and oftentimes hindering—their potential success. Sherri Dugger of Indiana Farmers Union will discuss why advocacy—as well as keeping
Yoga with Tony Wiederhold @ Richard G. Lugar Plaza
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Yoga with Tony Wiederhold @ Richard G. Lugar Plaza | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
CIC board member Tony Wiederhold 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
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teaching about the Holocaust: Case Studies in the Weaponizing of Hatred @ JFGI Education Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Holocaust is a sensitive topic in many ways and should be approached in a developmental way that allows students to learn in a safe environment. Teachers need to be knowledgeable about the topic in order to be best prepared to address the educational and
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teaching about the Holocaust: Case Studies in the Weaponizing of Hatred @ JFGI Education Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Holocaust is a sensitive topic in many ways and should be approached in a developmental way that allows students to learn in a safe environment. Teachers need to be knowledgeable about the topic in order to be best prepared to address the educational and
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Push + Pull: Exploring the Political Nature of the Personal Narrative Pt.1 @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
This 2-part workshop creates a space for participants to flesh out and root their personal works in political education and transformation. In Part 1, we will do a communal assets/issues map activity – participants will build a visual representation of issues we care about as
Julie Sommers Neuman — America’s Immigration Crisis @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Julie Sommers Neuman — America's Immigration Crisis @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center will present Julie Sommers Neuman, Executive Director of Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN) to discuss the current crisis at our southern border, and the realities of immigration here in Indiana. An attorney with practical experience helping those seeking
Speaking Truth to Power @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Speaking Truth to Power @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Speaking Truth to Power is a term coined by Bayard Rustin. One of the leading civil rights activists during the 50s, that is rarely spoken of because he was an out gay man. We will evoke his teachings to learn the power of our own
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Jul 30 @ 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 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Enlightened Hope Conference @ Launch Fishers | Fishers | Indiana | United States
The Enlightened Hope Annual Conference’s purpose is to raise awareness of sexual abuse, to teach prevention strategies for women and for parents with their children, to give tips on how to support a loved one who is healing, and to teach healing strategies for the survivors of sexual abuse. Everyone who attends
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 4 @ 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 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Push + Pull: Exploring the Political Nature of the Personal Narrative Pt.2 @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
This 2-part workshop creates a space for participants to flesh out and root their personal works in political education and transformation. In part 2, participants will reflect on their political issue of choice and their personal connections to and motivations behind that issue through vent
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 11 @ 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
The context of childhood trauma @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The context of childhood trauma @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ETS, and the impacts of suicide.
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 18 @ 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
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
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
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
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
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
Role Modeling @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Role Modeling @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
A youth representative talking with clergy about what they want, what they want to see from leadership, how they want to be helped; clergy member responding/modeling listening
Second Generation Immigrants @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Second Generation Immigrants @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
A panel of youth talk about journeys through faith and mental health as second/first gen immigrants
Jun
18
Tue
LoveYourNeighbor Family Movie Night: Wonder @ Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Good Sam’s first-ever #LoveYourNeighbor Family Movie Night! Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

We invite you to bring a friend for some free delicious ice-cream goodies (gluten and dairy free options, too!) and a movie at Harris Academy! The movie is rated PG and is recommended for grades 2 and up.

Families of all kinds are welcome, but we ask that you stay with your young ones! (This isn’t a drop-off event!)

Jun
19
Wed
Opioid Crisis – Historical Trauma & Addictions in Urban Communities @ Meridian Event Center
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we explore options for care, for those in our communities.

Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

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

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

ICMH presents our last event of the Spring 2019 Series: Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

Jerry Webb, left, Jay Cody and Jesse Smith listen during a prayer service led by Deacon Ted Welsh, of St. Joseph Parish in Madison, Tenn. The deacon leads the weekly service for former prisoners who are making the transition back into society after their release. The prayer service was held at the Aphesis House, a halfway house in Madison, which several men in transition now call home. (CNS photo/Andy Telli, Tennessee Register) (Feb. 18, 2014) See FAITH-PRISONERS Feb. 18, 2014.

Jun
22
Sat
For Love and Money: Writing Opinion for Impact @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sometimes it seems as if we’re drowning in opinion – 500 million tweets per day, an endless tide of social posts of all kinds. Who needs one more opinion piece? Lots of people, it turns out. For young writers, there’s more opportunity than ever to make your mark – and grab a job – helping companies, Congress-people, community stakeholders and others tell their story and make their case. John Strauss, digital audience growth editor for Lumina Foundation and a former public television producer, newspaper columnist, and online editor, talks about getting started, finding your niche and building your brand in a crowded digital media marketplace.

John Strauss is a former Associated Press correspondent, newspaper reporter, and broadcaster who taught journalism at Ball State University until joining an Indianapolis philanthropy recently as digital editor. He has given presentations on multimedia and content for news and public relations groups across the country and has a passion for engaging audiences online.

Rally for Equality @ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rally for Equality @ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Shelly’s Voice says:
Join us as we take a stand for LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance in the Catholic Church.

Jun
23
Sun
TMBCC Field Trip @ Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Church Within invites everyone:

Let’s go on a field trip!

We have been invited to take a tour at TMBCC in Bloomington. We will have a light snack at church, leave TCW by 11:30 (1125 Spruce St, Indianapolis, IN 46203), and arrive at TMBCC around 1:00pm. We will get a guided tour and have the opportunity to walk around and explore.

Jayne will be on hand to offer ASL interpretation for any Deaf/HH folks who would like to participate, as well.

Please bring $5-10/ person to offer as a gratitude for the monastery. It will be collected before we depart to make it simple and easy to make the offering once we arrive. If you don’t have $5, don’t let that keep you from participating.

Mental Health & Our Community – Featuring Christina Davis @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The first in a series of four dinners hosted by the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Faith Communities. Four different speakers on the topic of Mental Health and how it impacts our lives, homes, and churches.
Jun
25
Tue
Special tour of “Images from the Border — Here and There” @ Interchurch Art Gallery
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Special tour of "Images from the Border — Here and There" @ Interchurch Art Gallery | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

COIN will give a special tour of the exhibit, Images from the Border — Here and There. to the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center … anyone can join.

The exhibit has three parts:

  • The first display is a collection of migrant artifacts collected on the trails of Arizona’s southern desert by author, activist, and University of Southern California professor Jim Burklo and his team.
  • The second display features bordado – embroidery discovered in the desert of Southeastern Arizona from 2004 – 2018 by activist, writer, and artist Valarie Lee James and artist-collaborator Antonia Gallegos. For over a decade, the artists, their neighbors, and area Samaritans recovered and preserved anonymous women’s bordados – hand-stitched with personal endearments that read like prayer – found along the migrant trail. The grassroots drive by borderland residents to save the women’s embroidery reveals the U.S. – Mexico border’s (unrecognized) living cultural history, and the enduring grace of family on both sides of the border.
  • The final display features a photography exhibit from photographer, activist, and University of Indianapolis professor Ana Maria Ferreira. In her work with the South Texas Human Rights Center, she has photographed scenes from the border.
Jun
29
Sat
“Paris to Pittsburgh” Film Screening @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Paris to Pittsburgh" Film Screening @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Please join us on Saturday, June 29 from 4 PM to 6 PM in the Beattie Room for a screening of the film Paris to Pittsburgh, a film exploring how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change in communities around the country.

After the film, The Sierra Club will offer an update about IPL’s 20-year energy plan and Solar United Neighbors will give a brief presentation about the Indianapolis Solar Co-op, an opportunity for Hoosiers to take control of their energy future by going solar.

Contact Betty Lynch, bjlynch13@yahoo.com, 317-459-9230 with questions or for more information.

A brief description of the film is below. For more information, please visit: https://www.paristopittsburgh.com/

Paris to Pittsburgh is a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, and narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). This film is being offered through Interfaith Power and Light to draw faith communities together to inspire local community action to heal the climate for the benefit of all. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh, and be inspired to create change in your own community!

Jun
30
Sun
Advocacy & Storytelling: Using Narrative to Create Change @ Franklin Road Library
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advocacy & Storytelling: Using Narrative to Create Change @ Franklin Road Library  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

When small farmers and food producers set out to build their businesses, they rarely think about how state and federal policy fits into the overall picture, sometimes helping—and oftentimes hindering—their potential success. Sherri Dugger of Indiana Farmers Union will discuss why advocacy—as well as keeping abreast of local and national policy—matters. With a look at consolidation in our food system, changing buying habits, and how those shifts have impacted food today, participants will learn why and how they can effectively tell their stories—to legislators, bankers, insurance agents, consumers, the media, and other farmers and food producers—to better promote and protect their businesses. This presentation delves into business and marketing options, offers a toolkit for creating storytelling campaigns, and concludes with a discussion about the many ways farmers and food producers can communicate with, engage, and activate elected officials, consumers, and colleagues throughout the food system.

Jul
2
Tue
Yoga with Tony Wiederhold @ Richard G. Lugar Plaza
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Yoga with Tony Wiederhold @ Richard G. Lugar Plaza | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

CIC board member Tony Wiederhold 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. No mat? No problem; we’ve got plenty. At Lugar Plaza, 5-5:45pm. Details

Jul
10
Wed
Teaching about the Holocaust: Case Studies in the Weaponizing of Hatred @ JFGI Education Center
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Holocaust is a sensitive topic in many ways and should be approached in a developmental way that allows students to learn in a safe environment. Teachers need to be knowledgeable about the topic in order to be best prepared to address the educational and emotional needs of their students.

Primary resources, especially individual stories, build a connection between students and history. The USC Shoah Foundation has gathered over 55,000 survivor testimonies and compiled them into IWitness, an online resource that allows teachers and students to connect with these stories.

This two-day workshop provides teachers a safe place to be students and ask questions; while also delving deep into the topic of propaganda and how it was used as a weapon of hate. This workshop includes lunch each day and is offered free of charge to teachers thanks to the generosity of our donors. Teachers will earn 6 PGP per day.

By the end of the seminar, teachers will be able to:
– Identify and teach about key events that weaponized hatred into discrimination and genocide during the Holocaust.
– Effectively use first-person testimony as a tool for teaching about the Holocaust.
– Be equipped to draw from a wide range of resources to teach the Holocaust in a developmentally appropriate manner.
– Draw upon specific resources to demonstrate how propaganda has been used to propagate hatred during the Holocaust and in contemporary genocides.
– Teach students how to identify propaganda in current media and link their study of the history of propaganda to the imperative to speak out against it today.

Program Overview:
Join us for the opportunity to learn with colleagues who recognize the importance of making the study of the Holocaust impactful and relevant to students’ lives.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
Morning Session: IWitness – Teaching through Testimony & Overview of Holocaust Education
Plenary: How to Engage Students through Effective Holocaust Education Resources
Afternoon Workshop Options:
*Jewish Response to the Holocaust
* Pre-war Jewish Life & Culture * Non-Jewish Victims of Nazi
Genocide

Jul
11
Thu
Teaching about the Holocaust: Case Studies in the Weaponizing of Hatred @ JFGI Education Center
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Holocaust is a sensitive topic in many ways and should be approached in a developmental way that allows students to learn in a safe environment. Teachers need to be knowledgeable about the topic in order to be best prepared to address the educational and emotional needs of their students.

Primary resources, especially individual stories, build a connection between students and history. The USC Shoah Foundation has gathered over 55,000 survivor testimonies and compiled them into IWitness, an online resource that allows teachers and students to connect with these stories.

This two-day workshop provides teachers a safe place to be students and ask questions; while also delving deep into the topic of propaganda and how it was used as a weapon of hate. This workshop includes lunch each day and is offered free of charge to teachers thanks to the generosity of our donors. Teachers will earn 6 PGP per day.

By the end of the seminar, teachers will be able to:
– Identify and teach about key events that weaponized hatred into discrimination and genocide during the Holocaust.
– Effectively use first-person testimony as a tool for teaching about the Holocaust.
– Be equipped to draw from a wide range of resources to teach the Holocaust in a developmentally appropriate manner.
– Draw upon specific resources to demonstrate how propaganda has been used to propagate hatred during the Holocaust and in contemporary genocides.
– Teach students how to identify propaganda in current media and link their study of the history of propaganda to the imperative to speak out against it today.

Program Overview:
Join us for the opportunity to learn with colleagues who recognize the importance of making the study of the Holocaust impactful and relevant to students’ lives.

THURSDAY, JULY 11
Morning Session: IWitness – Propaganda vs. Fact
Plenary: Understanding Propaganda as a Tool of Genocide
Afternoon Workshop Options:
* Propaganda and Hate Speech during the Rwandan Genocide
* Addressing Comparative Genocides
* Propaganda and Antisemitism in Nazi Germany

Jul
13
Sat
Push + Pull: Exploring the Political Nature of the Personal Narrative Pt.1 @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This 2-part workshop creates a space for participants to flesh out and root their personal works in political education and transformation.

In Part 1, we will do a communal assets/issues map activity – participants will build a visual representation of issues we care about as a community and individuals/groups organizing toward meeting those communal needs. Participants will respond to a prompt to reflect on the mapping activity and begin writing the connections between a political issue of their choice and efforts to build community care

Elle Roberts is a writer, artist, and community facilitator reimagining what is and creating what can be.

Jul
17
Wed
Julie Sommers Neuman — America’s Immigration Crisis @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Julie Sommers Neuman — America's Immigration Crisis @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center will present Julie Sommers Neuman, Executive Director of Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN) to discuss the current crisis at our southern border, and the realities of immigration here in Indiana. An attorney with practical experience helping those seeking asylum here, she can help us understand the tension between the U.S. as a historical nation of immigrants and the current political uproar. COIN is very active in Central Indiana, providing legal assistance for undocumented immigrants. In the spring Julie led a group of lawyers and interpreters to Dilley, Texas, location of the largest detention for mothers and children who crossed the border seeking asylum.

See a news story from WTHR about the mission to Dilley.

Jul
27
Sat
Speaking Truth to Power @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Speaking Truth to Power is a term coined by Bayard Rustin. One of the leading civil rights activists during the 50s, that is rarely spoken of because he was an out gay man. We will evoke his teachings to learn the power of our own experiences and find strength in our narratives. This workshop will explore how to tap into our own stories and use them to empower ourselves to create change.

Tatjana Rebelle is a mother, activist, organizer, writer, performer, and promoter. Indianapolis is where she learned to use her writing to deal with growing up in the midwest as a bisexual, biracial daughter of an immigrant. She is the founder and host of VOCAB. She uses her writing for social justice for communities of color, combating Islamophobia and LGTBQIA+ rights.

Jul
30
Tue
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Jul 30 @ 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
3
Sat
Enlightened Hope Conference @ Launch Fishers
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Enlightened Hope Conference @ Launch Fishers | Fishers | Indiana | United States

The Enlightened Hope Annual Conference’s purpose is to raise awareness of sexual abuse, to teach prevention strategies for women and for parents with their children, to give tips on how to support a loved one who is healing, and to teach healing strategies for the survivors of sexual abuse. Everyone who attends will leave with a greater sense of clarity, with a list of resources, and with a sense of hope for a better tomorrow!

Aug
4
Sun
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 4 @ 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
10
Sat
Push + Pull: Exploring the Political Nature of the Personal Narrative Pt.2 @ Flanner Community Writing Center
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Push + Pull: Exploring the Political Nature of the Personal Narrative Pt.2 @ Flanner Community Writing Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

This 2-part workshop creates a space for participants to flesh out and root their personal works in political education and transformation.

In part 2, participants will reflect on their political issue of choice and their personal connections to and motivations behind that issue through vent diagramming. Then, participants will work in small groups to collectively think through each other’s prompt responses and vent diagrams, and work together to outline the direction of each other’s pieces

Aug
11
Sun
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 11 @ 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
14
Wed
The context of childhood trauma @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The context of childhood trauma @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ETS, and the impacts of suicide.

Aug
18
Sun
Jesus and Justice Bible Class @ Light of the World Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
Aug 18 @ 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
25
Sun
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!

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!

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
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.

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.

Oct
16
Wed
Role Modeling @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Role Modeling @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

A youth representative talking with clergy about what they want, what they want to see from leadership, how they want to be helped; clergy member responding/modeling listening

Nov
20
Wed
Second Generation Immigrants @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Second Generation Immigrants @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

A panel of youth talk about journeys through faith and mental health as second/first gen immigrants