Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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Community Calendar

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

Yoga with Tibetan Buddhist Monks I: Midday Edition @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, UIndy Hall
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Yoga with Tibetan Buddhist Monks I: Midday Edition @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, UIndy Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
You do not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to practice and learn yoga with the Tibetan Monks from India! The Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Programs at the University of Indianapolis is happy to host Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery
Opioids and Access @ North United Methodist Church
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Opioids and Access @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Dr. Krista Brucker; Director, Project Point, Eskenazi Hospital and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine Project POINT has helped hundreds of Hoosiers with substance use disorder maintain HIP-Plus eligibility and connect to an array of treatment and social services supporting holistic health. Free and
Yoga with the Monks II: Evening Edition @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, Trustees Dining Hall
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga with the Monks II: Evening Edition @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, Trustees Dining Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and its Kumbum Chamtse-Ling Monastery in Bloomington, monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, are visiting the University of Indianapolis to teach the Dharma, educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet,
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Social Issues, Volunteerism, & the Civil Society in Germany @  Indiana Historical Society | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center at the Indiana Historical Society to learn more about contemporary German culture and society! Our esteemed speakers will present on issues such as civic engagement, social work, and Germany’s changing demographics. This program is free and open to
Buddhist art class @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, Engagement Center
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Buddhist art class @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, Engagement Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In Tibet, the creation and celebration of art is integrated with Buddhism.  It is difficult to separate them.  However, the monks will provide hands-on workshops so that participants can enjoy the artforms and learn their significance by creating items themselves. The art class will feature
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Sacred Spaces tour of Chùa An Lạc Buddhist Temple @ Chùa An Lạc | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Chùa An Lạc is part of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism, and is the only Buddhist temple in Indianapolis founded by a recent immigrant community to preserve and perpetuate traditions of the homeland. The An Lạc Temple was founded in 1986 by a small group of Vietnamese-Americans
Cooking class with Tibetan monks @ University of Indianapolis, Nelson House
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cooking class with Tibetan monks @ University of Indianapolis,  Nelson House   | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Come learn a few new recipies, share a meal with new friends, and leave with new insight into Buddhist cutl In partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and its Kumbum Chamtse-Ling Monastery in Bloomington, monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India,
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Holy Hogwarts! "What You Don't Know" @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
“What You Don’t Know” The final book in the Harry Potter series is defined by what Harry and his friends don’t know. Nevertheless, they are required to act anyway. What they knew, forgot, and discover — love– ultimately saves them. Come and claims these lessons
Ibtihaj Muhammad @ Butler University, Atherton Union, Reilly Room
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ibtihaj Muhammad @ Butler University, Atherton Union, Reilly Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Ibtihaj Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion, in 2016, Ibtihaj became the first American woman
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Addicted Brain: An Evening with David Sheff @ Butler Arts Center  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Sponsored by Butler University, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Community Health Network. Additional support has been provided by WFYI Indianapolis and Dr. Lynne Zydowsky. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Overdose is now the leading cause of death
Katharine Hayhoe at Purdue University @ St. Lukes United Methodist Church
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Katharine Hayhoe at Purdue University @ St. Lukes United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Road trip! Says Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light: Join H-IPL to attend the March 27, 2019 talk at Purdue University with climate scientist and evangelical Katherine Hayhoe where she’ll be giving a special lecture on one of the fundamental questions of modern science: how do
“The Heart of Nuba” @ Butler University's Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"The Heart of Nuba" @ Butler University's Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, American Dr. Tom Catena seeks to provide care and serve the needs of a forgotten people at Mother of Mercy Hospital. As the region is bombed relentlessly by indicted war criminal Omar Al-Bashar, only two things remain constant:
Equity in Modern America with Jelani Cobb, Jeff Chang, and Negin Farsad @ The Athenaeum | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
What do we mean when we use the word “equity”? How do we build an equitable society? Join us for a conversation with Jelani Cobb, Negin Farsad, and Jeff Chang about Equity in Modern America. Jeff Chang is author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History
“Baby Doll Goes to Daycare” @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Baby Doll Goes to Daycare" @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Enjoy a short humorous skit by Sue Caterfly, based on her new children’s book, Baby Doll Goes to Daycare. Fun for the whole family. Free food and drinks.
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Do you wonder why many children struggle with challenging behaviours? 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
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wholistic Heath & Wellness Fair @ Trinity CME Church  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
There will be a blood drive, vendors and health counselors, and healthy information. Plus a one-, two-, and three walk/run that starts-finishes on the west side of 2253 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave.
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
MPOA Security and Safety for Places of Worships Every Day all the Time @ Martin University Hardin Gathertorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
For church leaders and staff, security teams, greeters and ushers, teachers and all interested members. Also for sworn and non-sworn law enforcement. How to protect all of the People, Places, Property, Programs, and Processes of churches of any size and in any setting.  This training is
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Encounters with Religious and Worldview Diversity in the First Year of College @ IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
“Encounters with Religious and Worldview Diversity in the First Year of College” with Alyssa Rockenbach, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education, North Carolina State University The imperative to foster understanding and good will among emerging adults of different perspectives and walks of life is more
Apr 5 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Sacred Spaces tour of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck +Shabbat dinner @ Congregation Beth-El Zedeck | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Chùa An Lạc is part of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism, and is the only Buddhist temple in Indianapolis founded by a recent immigrant community to preserve and perpetuate traditions of the homeland. The An Lạc Temple was founded in 1986 by a small group
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Do you wonder why many children struggle with challenging behaviours? 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
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 13 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification* Youth Mental Health First Aid 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
How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Apr 17 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
ICMH presents our fourth event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources. The How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness luncheon will provide different resources about mental illness prevention and creating safe communities. We now ask for an admission fee of
“The Future of Deep Space Exploration and the Journey to Mars.” @ Marian University, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“The Future of Deep Space Exploration and the Journey to Mars.” @ Marian University, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Bobby Watkins, Director Human Exploration Development and Operations (HEDO) About Bobby: Bobby Watkins currently serves as the director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Human Exploration Development and Operations (HEDO) Office, managing all human exploration and operations program work except the Space Launch System.
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Women's Enrichment Series: Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows @ The Indianapolis Propylaeum | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Indianapolis Propylaeum presents the Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series, a multi-part celebration of women in central Indiana. Each talk begins at 5:00 for conversation, drinks, and hors d’oevures. Lectures begin at 6:00. VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet reception with the speaker
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification* Youth Mental Health First Aid 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
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Communities Against Islamophobia training @ The Church Within  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
It has become extremely apparent in today’s world that we must do all that we can to ensure our Muslim community is not in this alone. Join us for this training to learn tools to help you become better equips to combat Islamophobia. Please make
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Rev. Bobby Baker, Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the “Memphis model” of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge. Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
ICMH presents our fifth event of the Spring 2019 Series: Understanding Cultural Differences: LGBTQ+ Community. 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
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
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
Mar
21
Thu
Yoga with Tibetan Buddhist Monks I: Midday Edition @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, UIndy Hall
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

You do not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to practice and learn yoga with the Tibetan Monks from India!

The Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Programs at the University of Indianapolis is happy to host Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India. Two Monks, Lobsang Jamyang and Tenpa Phuntsok, will give classes in yoga as practiced at Tashi Kyil Monastery. Yoga mats will be provided for those who need them. Please arrive by 11:15am for a timely start to class.

Learn about all events during the monks’ visit to UIndy here: http://uindy.edu/buddhistmonksvisit

Opioids and Access @ North United Methodist Church
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Opioids and Access @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Dr. Krista BruckerDirector, Project Point, Eskenazi Hospital and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine

Project POINT has helped hundreds of Hoosiers with substance use disorder maintain HIP-Plus eligibility and connect to an array of treatment and social services supporting holistic health.

Free and open to the public; registration not required

Since 2015, several hundred thousand Hoosiers have gained health coverage through the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). This six-part series asks: How are HIP’s values of personal responsibility, wellness, and empowerment working for members, providers, and our state? How can congregations, providers, and nonprofits improve HIP’s operations through their values of community responsibility, neighborly outreach, social advocacy, and excellent care?

Yoga with the Monks II: Evening Edition @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, Trustees Dining Hall
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and its Kumbum Chamtse-Ling Monastery in Bloomington, monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, are visiting the University of Indianapolis to teach the Dharma, educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet, and to raise much needed funds for their monastery.   This is the monastery’s fourth USA Tour.

Two monks:  Lobsang Jamyang and Tenpa Phuntsok, will give classes in yoga as practiced at Tashi Kyil Monastery.  Click here for pictures of a monk performing yoga postures. Yoga mats will be provided for those who need them. Please arrive by 7:45 pm for a timely start to class.

You do not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to practice and learn yoga with the Tibetan Monks from India!

 

Mar
22
Fri
Social Issues, Volunteerism, & the Civil Society in Germany @ Indiana Historical Society
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center at the Indiana Historical Society to learn more about contemporary German culture and society! Our esteemed speakers will present on issues such as civic engagement, social work, and Germany’s changing demographics.

This program is free and open to all. Lunch and parking will be provided to all who attend. Registration is required. To register, please email mkgac@iupui.edu. Space is limited, so please register by March 15th. For more information, please contact the IUPUI Max Kade Center at mkgac@iupui.edu.

This program is a part of the 2018-2019 Year of German-American Friendship “Wunderbar Together” Campaign: https://www.deutschland.de/en/usa/deutschlandjahr-usa-20182019-wunderbar-together

Buddhist art class @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center, Engagement Center
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

In Tibet, the creation and celebration of art is integrated with Buddhism.  It is difficult to separate them.  However, the monks will provide hands-on workshops so that participants can enjoy the artforms and learn their significance by creating items themselves.

The art class will feature butter sculpture, sand painting, and mani stones. Join us for this once in a lifetime experience!

  • Butter sculpture is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art. Although it is not as well known as another Tibetan ritual art, the sand mandala, it is still an important aspect of Tibetan Buddhism. Butter sculptures symbolize impermanence (a main tenet of Buddhism) and are usually destroyed anywhere from a day to a few years.
  • Sand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form. The Sacred Sand Mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent a tradition of Buddhism. It is a transient art form thought to have originated in India and transferred in the middle ages to Tibet. The sand mandala is constructed as a vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and to heal the environment.
  • The stones are usually painted with the prayer “Om mani padme hum,” a prayer asking for the qualities of wisdom, compassion, and a good heart. The monks will teach you how to create images on flat stones and decorate them with sacred mantras.
The workshops can be geared to persons of all ages:  age four to adulthood.  However, since often the little ones enjoy the workshops the most, during the workshop we will have the monks perform a traditional panda dance to entertain the children

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Sacred Spaces tour of Chùa An Lạc Buddhist Temple @ Chùa An Lạc
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Sacred Spaces tour of Chùa An Lạc Buddhist Temple @ Chùa An Lạc | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Chùa An Lạc is part of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism, and is the only Buddhist temple in Indianapolis founded by a recent immigrant community to preserve and perpetuate traditions of the homeland. The An Lạc Temple was founded in 1986 by a small group of Vietnamese-Americans who bought two neighboring houses and used them both as a temple for community. The original intention of establishing the An Lạc Buddhist Temple was to provide Buddhists in the area with a sense of community and kinship, as well as a place to practice and worship together. In 2002, a community of nuns moved into the second house and established it as a nunnery.

Join a group of high school and college students for a tour of the temple. This is part of the Interfaith Youth Ambassador Program, a program administered by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) in collaboration with Butler University’s Desmond Tutu Peace Lab. Youth from local high schools and universities can apply through their school, congregation, or community center to learn about other faith communities and converse with a diverse group of other young people about social, cultural, and political issues that are important to them.

The public is welcome to attend the tours of places of worship; the Youth Ambassadors’s meeting afterwards is not open.

Mar
23
Sat
Cooking class with Tibetan monks @ University of Indianapolis, Nelson House
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come learn a few new recipies, share a meal with new friends, and leave with new insight into Buddhist cutl

In partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and its Kumbum Chamtse-Ling Monastery in Bloomington, monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, are visiting the University of Indianapolis to teach the Dharma, educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet, and to raise much needed funds for their monastery.   This is the monastery’s fourth USA Tour.

The monks will teach participants how to make traditional Tibetan dishes, such as Mo-Mo’s (meet & veggie dumplings), Tendhuk (noodle soup with meat and veggies — meat can be eliminated), and Dey Tsi (sweet ricc pudding).  Please click here to download Tibetan recipes.

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Mar
24
Sun
Holy Hogwarts! “What You Don’t Know” @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

“What You Don’t Know” The final book in the Harry Potter series is defined by what Harry and his friends don’t know. Nevertheless, they are required to act anyway. What they knew, forgot, and discover — love– ultimately saves them. Come and claims these lessons for activism and living life for yourself in the concluding Sunday of our Harry Potter series.

All Souls Unitarian Church presents “Holy Hogwarts!”, a 7-week worship series. J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been such a phenomenon, because it is not really about magic. It is about the development of character in response to archetypal experiences of wonder, discovery, achievement, loss, yearning, hardship, and sacrifice. Like us, Harry is flawed and extraordinary, the damaged hero of his own life. Harry carries, but he does not carry alone, the redemptive mystery at the heart of the human search for purpose, meaning, significance, connection, and worth. Come explore the humanity at the heart of this enduring story during our seven-week worship series. Each Sunday during our Harry Potter series, we will have intergenerational community gatherings, meals, or activities to enjoy one another’s company, have fun, and geek out a little about Harry Potter.

Mar
25
Mon
Ibtihaj Muhammad @ Butler University, Atherton Union, Reilly Room
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion, in 2016, Ibtihaj became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab. Ibtihaj was a 3-time All American at Duke University where she graduated with a dual major in International Relations and African Studies. In 2014, Ibtihaj launched her own clothing company, Louella, which aims to bring modest, fashionable and affordable clothing to the United States market. In 2017, Mattel announced their first hijabi Barbie, modeled in Ibtihaj’s likeness, as part of Barbie’s “Shero” line of dolls. The Barbie became available for purchase in July 2018. Ibtihaj also released her debut memoir in July 2018, PROUD: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream.

Ibtihaj is a sports ambassador with the U.S. Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sport Initiative, and works closely with organizations like Athletes for Impact and the Special Olympics. Named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list, Ibtihaj is an important figure in a larger global discussion on equality and the importance of sport. Her voice continues to unite both the sports and non-sports world.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 9: U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad at the Olympic media summit on March 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Mar
26
Tue
The Addicted Brain: An Evening with David Sheff @ Butler Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Butler University, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Community Health Network. Additional support has been provided by WFYI Indianapolis and Dr. Lynne Zydowsky.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Overdose is now the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the United States, and Indiana’s overdose death rate is the 13th highest in the nation. Addiction has long been misunderstood as a moral failing. But scientists have now shown that it is, in fact, a neurological disorder. More than 90% of addictions begin before age 21, when the brain is still developing.

Butler University, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Community Health Network have teamed up to bring David Sheff to Clowes Memorial Hall for an evening of discussion about ways to help address this acute health crisis. Additional support has been provided by WFYI Indianapolis and Dr. Lynne Zydowsky. The event will be immediately followed by a book signing.

David Sheff is the author of “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy”, the follow-up to his New York Times #1 best seller, “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction”. Clean is the result of the years Sheff spent investigating the disease of addiction and America’s drug problem, which he sees as the greatest public health challenge of our time. He and his son Nic Sheff are the co-authors of “High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction”, published in January 2019.

Mar
27
Wed
Katharine Hayhoe at Purdue University @ St. Lukes United Methodist Church
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Katharine Hayhoe at Purdue University @ St. Lukes United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Road trip! Says Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light:

Join H-IPL to attend the March 27, 2019 talk at Purdue University with climate scientist and evangelical Katherine Hayhoe where she’ll be giving a special lecture on one of the fundamental questions of modern science: how do scientists communicate their work in a fact-free world? The talk will begin at 7:30 PM.

For those who live near Indianapolis we will be carpooling up to Lafayette together from St. Lukes United Methodist Church (100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260) at 5:00pm.

Please email dorichandler@hoosieripl.org if you would like to carpool!

Mar
28
Thu
“The Heart of Nuba” @ Butler University's Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"The Heart of Nuba" @ Butler University's Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

In the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, American Dr. Tom Catena seeks to provide care and serve the needs of a forgotten people at Mother of Mercy Hospital. As the region is bombed relentlessly by indicted war criminal Omar Al-Bashar, only two things remain constant: Dr. Tom’s faith and his enduring love for the Nuba people.

Equity in Modern America with Jelani Cobb, Jeff Chang, and Negin Farsad @ The Athenaeum
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

What do we mean when we use the word “equity”? How do we build an equitable society? Join us for a conversation with Jelani Cobb, Negin Farsad, and Jeff Chang about Equity in Modern America.

Jeff Chang is author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

Jelani Cobb is author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of ProgressThe Devil and Dave Chappelle, and To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic.

Negin Farsad is author of How to Make White People Laugh and director of The Muslims are Coming!

This event is part of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute’s Entanglements Series which puts scientists, social scientists, humanists, and artists in conversation with the audience to ask questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Equity in Modern America is presented with the Kheprw Institute, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indiana Humanities, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, and the IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Support for this event comes from the Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant program.

Mar
29
Fri
“Baby Doll Goes to Daycare” @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a short humorous skit by Sue Caterfly, based on her new children’s book, Baby Doll Goes to Daycare. Fun for the whole family. Free food and drinks.

Baby Doll Ragdoll

Baby Doll Goes to Daycare

Dagnabbit Handpuppet

Mar
30
Sat
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Do you wonder why many children struggle with challenging behaviours? 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.

Fee includes all training materials, certificate of completion, and light refreshments.

Wholistic Heath & Wellness Fair @ Trinity CME Church
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

There will be a blood drive, vendors and health counselors, and healthy information. Plus a one-, two-, and three walk/run that starts-finishes on the west side of 2253 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave.

Apr
4
Thu
MPOA Security and Safety for Places of Worships Every Day all the Time @ Martin University Hardin Gathertorium
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
MPOA Security and Safety for Places of Worships Every Day all the Time @ Martin University Hardin Gathertorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

For church leaders and staff, security teams, greeters and ushers, teachers and all interested members. Also for sworn and non-sworn law enforcement. How to protect all of the People, Places, Property, Programs, and Processes of churches of any size and in any setting. 

This training is packed with information and inspiration about the big picture of safety and security for churches. (Violence, disruption, crime, fires, vehicle safety, concerns about youth and children’s programs, money handling, security team development.) You’ll leave with a plan of action for your church. 

Instructor: Tina Lewis Rowe had a thirty-three year law enforcement career (Denver Police Dept., Capt. (ret.) United States Marshal for Colorado (ret.). She has trained and presented to thousands of audiences about police and private sector organizational topics, and security planning for courthouses, businesses and places of worship. Author of: Worship Without Worry and other material, requested by over 35,000 places of worship, worldwide.

 

Apr
5
Fri
Encounters with Religious and Worldview Diversity in the First Year of College @ IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Encounters with Religious and Worldview Diversity in the First Year of College” with Alyssa RockenbachAlumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education, North Carolina State University

The imperative to foster understanding and good will among emerging adults of different perspectives and walks of life is more pressing than ever. Cultural, ideological, and religious conflicts divide communities around the world. Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to have a transforming influence on the diversity attitudes and behaviors of the students they serve. This presentation introduces findings from the IDEALS survey—a national study aimed at identifying the high-impact practices most conducive to students’ interfaith learning and development. Informed by data collected from more than 7,000 first-year students attending 122 diverse colleges and universities, the presentation addresses a critical question: In an era of intensified religious, ideological, and political conflict, how might higher education institutions inspire students’ commitment to cooperation across difference?

*Event is free and open to the public, no registration necessary*

*Light lunch and refreshments to follow*

Sacred Spaces tour of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck +Shabbat dinner @ Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Apr 5 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Sacred Spaces tour of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck +Shabbat dinner @ Congregation Beth-El Zedeck | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Chùa An Lạc is part of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism, and is the only Buddhist temple in Indianapolis founded by a recent immigrant community to preserve and perpetuate traditions of the homeland. The An Lạc Temple was founded in 1986 by a small group of Vietnamese-Americans who bought two neighboring houses and used them both as a temple for community. The original intention of establishing the An Lạc Buddhist Temple was to provide Buddhists in the area with a sense of community and kinship, as well as a place to practice and worship together. In 2002, a community of nuns moved into the second house and established it as a nunnery.

Join a group of high school and college students for a tour of a synagogue. This is part of the Interfaith Youth Ambassador Program, a program administered by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) in collaboration with Butler University’s Desmond Tutu Peace Lab. Youth from local high schools and universities can apply through their school, congregation, or community center to learn about other faith communities and converse with a diverse group of other young people about social, cultural, and political issues that are important to them.

The public is welcome to attend the tours of places of worship; the Youth Ambassadors’s meeting afterwards is not open.

Apr
10
Wed
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Surviving to Thriving: Defining Childhood Trauma @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Do you wonder why many children struggle with challenging behaviours? 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.

Fee includes all training materials, certificate of completion, and light refreshments.

Apr
13
Sat
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 13 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification*

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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
Cost: $50

Part 1: Sat. Apr. 13, 2019
8:15 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Community Center
​40 W. 40th St.
Indianapolis, IN
Part 2: Sat. Apr. 27, 2019
8:15 am – 12:45 pm
MLK Community Center
40 W. 40th. St.
Indianapolis, IN

​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.
Apr
17
Wed
How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Apr 17 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

ICMH presents our fourth event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources. The How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness luncheon will provide different resources about mental illness prevention and creating safe communities.

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.

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.

“The Future of Deep Space Exploration and the Journey to Mars.” @ Marian University, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“The Future of Deep Space Exploration and the Journey to Mars.” @ Marian University, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Bobby Watkins, Director Human Exploration Development and Operations (HEDO)

About Bobby:

Bobby Watkins currently serves as the director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Human Exploration Development and Operations (HEDO) Office, managing all human exploration and operations program work except the Space Launch System.

Watkins’ responsibilities include leading MSFC’s role in the development of the Habitation Element for the US Habitat Module for NASA’s lunar outpost, Gateway; International Space Station performance of round-the-clock station payload operations; development and sustainment of the station’s Environmental Control and Life Support System; MSFC support activities for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and the Orion Launch Abort System; and development and operation of ground support systems for programs and missions.

From April 2015 to January 2017, Mr. Watkins served as director of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. This multi-tenant manufacturing facility is also where the SLS, the most powerful rocket in history, and the Orion spacecraft are being developed for space exploration.

From 2010 to 2015, he was the director of the Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications at Marshall. On June 30, 2014, Mr. Watkins began a one-year detail to NASA Headquarters in Washington as director of the Legislative Liaison Division.

He was chief of staff at Johnson from 2007 to 2010 and was Johnson’s chief engineer from 2005 to 2007. From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Watkins served at NASA Headquarters as manager of the Space Shuttle Planning and Evaluation Office and as the Space Shuttle Orbiter Element technical liaison. From 1995 to 2001, he held increasingly vital leadership roles in the Space Shuttle Program at Johnson. Mr. Watkins began his NASA career in Johnson’s Mission Operation directorate in 1986.

Mr. Watkins has received the 2016 Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, a NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the Exceptional Service Medal, and several group achievement awards. He was also a member of NASA’s Astronaut Selection Board in 2009, 2013, and 2017.

He is a member of the National Space Club, American Astronautical Society, International Astronautical Federation’s Space Operations Committee, National Society of Black Engineers, and National Technical Association. He has been a moderator/speaker at many conferences including the International Astronautical Congress, ISS R&D, and Von Braun Symposium.

Mr. Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1986 from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia.

 

Apr
25
Thu
Women’s Enrichment Series: Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows @ The Indianapolis Propylaeum
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Women's Enrichment Series: Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows @ The Indianapolis Propylaeum | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Indianapolis Propylaeum presents the Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series, a multi-part celebration of women in central Indiana. Each talk begins at 5:00 for conversation, drinks, and hors d’oevures. Lectures begin at 6:00. VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet reception with the speaker and reserved seating during the presentations.

Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows broke the stained-glass ceiling, becoming the first African American woman to head a diocese of the Episcopal Church worldwide. She grew up in a housing project on Staten Island in New York City and studied architecture at Smith College and historic preservation at Cornell. Bishop Baskerville-Burrows’ vision for the future of the church includes counteracting the fragmentation of today’s culture and providing places where people can satisfy their need to belong.

Apr
27
Sat
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification*

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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
Cost: $50

Part 1: Sat. Apr. 13, 2019
8:15 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Community Center
​40 W. 40th St.
Indianapolis, IN
Part 2: Sat. Apr. 27, 2019
8:15 am – 12:45 pm
MLK Community Center
40 W. 40th. St.
Indianapolis, IN

​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.
May
4
Sat
Communities Against Islamophobia training @ The Church Within
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

It has become extremely apparent in today’s world that we must do all that we can to ensure our Muslim community is not in this alone.

Join us for this training to learn tools to help you become better equips to combat Islamophobia.

Please make sure to register for this event
https://goo.gl/forms/7kMi2JLkdQf4KhE72

 

May
8
Wed
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Rev. Bobby Baker, Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the “Memphis model” of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations with Methodist Le BonHeur Healthcare. He will share how engaged congregations can support health and wellness in their communities.

We thank our host Mount Zion Baptist Church, celebrating 150 years of serving community wellness, educationally, financially, socially, and spiritually.

Free and open to the public; registration not required

Since 2015, several hundred thousand Hoosiers have gained health coverage through the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). This six-part series asks: How are HIP’s values of personal responsibility, wellness, and empowerment working for members, providers, and our state? How can congregations, providers, and nonprofits improve HIP’s operations through their values of community responsibility, neighborly outreach, social advocacy, and excellent care?

May
10
Fri
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge.

Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to CPR and First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate help arrives or the crisis subsides or becomes under control.

****There will be a few short breaks throughout the training. Please bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. DO NOT plan to leave for lunch as we will not be able to wait for you to resume training.****

Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • Be Prepared: Just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis.
  • Mental Illnesses are Common: One in five adults are affected each year.
  • You Care: Learn how to be there for people you come in contact with.
  • You Can Help: People with mental health issues often suffer alone. A few encouraging words may be all it takes to get them some help.
  • Reduce Stigma: More people will seek help when the stigma of mental illness is eliminated.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • School Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Public Safety Personnel
  • First Responders
  • Medical Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Faith Communities
  • Military & Veterans
  • Support Service Personnel
  • Care Providers
  • Child Advocates
  • Social Service Personnel
  • Parents & Other Caring Citizens
May
15
Wed
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

ICMH presents our fifth event of the Spring 2019 Series: Understanding Cultural Differences: LGBTQ+ Community.

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.

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.

Jun
19
Wed
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

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 men

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.

tal health community resources.