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.

Gender and Religion: Picking up the Pieces @ The Athenaeum, Damenverein room
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gender and Religion: Picking up the Pieces @ The Athenaeum, Damenverein room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Transgender people have often seen their dreams crumble under the pressure of religious cisgenderism. But there are spiritual leaders who move beyond a binary narrative and explore the role gender plays in the larger context of religious experience. We are more than our bodies, and
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What you don't know about Karma - with Dr. Prashant Kakoday @ Indianapolis Brahma Kumaris | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
RSVP: 7209389519, bk.indianapolis@gmail.com ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Prashant Kakoday, M.D. is an ENT Surgeon and the Director of the Center for Integral Health in Cambridge, UK. He has practiced meditation since 1982, and currently co-ordinates the Brahma Kumaris activities in Cambridge, England. He is a
The Inaugural VeZolles Lecture in Economics: Using Science to Understand How to Make the World a Better Place: From Philanthropy to Corporate Social Responsibility @ IUPUI Campus Center  Theatre, CE 002 | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
“Using Science to Understand How to Make the World a Better Place: From Philanthropy to Corporate Social Responsibility” — Presented by Dr. John List of the University of Chicago. In this engaging lecture, Dr. John A. List will summarize some of his recent field experiments
Gun Violence Rally in Indy @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gun Violence Rally in Indy @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us in an effort to end gun violence. We will have an art build that people can end to to show their story of gun violence. We will also have an open mic time for people to share stories as well. MFOL merch
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us for an evening of education, networking, and information sharing about mental wellness and available resources. About this Event Breakout Sessions You will have the opportunity to attend the following breakout sessions: 6:30 p.m. Self-coping Skills Toolbox 6:30 p.m. The Pill Problem 6:30
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
Coffee Night / Ramadan and Eid Celebration @ Roy G. Holland Memorial Park
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffee Night / Ramadan and Eid Celebration @ Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Fishers | Indiana | United States
You are cordially invited to the Crossroads Community Center Coffee Night which is a gathering in a nice and warm environment with a presentation, fun activities, conversation, and delicious Turkish food. Every Coffee Night we focus on a specific topic.
This month’s topic is Ramadan and
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
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Changing the Systems - What's God Got To Do With It? @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Truly ending hunger means changing its systems. The end of hunger is within our grasp, but hunger cannot be ended without our government playing its part. Hunger advocates make a major difference by helping our elected officials understand how policies and priorities can help end
10th Annual Minority Health Conference: Minorities & Addiction @ State of Indiana Government Center North
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
10th Annual Minority Health Conference: Minorities & Addiction @ State of Indiana Government Center North | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us at the 10th Annual Minority Health Conference on Minorities and Addiction: Exploring How Addiction Treatment, Programming, and Resources Affect Race and Culture in Indiana. Guest speakers include Donald Davis, Founder of Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition, and Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Faith-Based
” The Soap Myth” starring Ed Asner @ The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
" The Soap Myth" starring Ed Asner @ The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts  | Carmel | Indiana | United States
Seven-time Emmy Award Winner and five-time Golden Globe Winner ED ASNER—famous for his role as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and most recently as narrator of EVA: A-7063, the award-winning documentary about Holocaust survivor Eva Kor—stars in this National Tour of The Soap Myth, a play
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Surviving to Thriving: Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
We love our children and students, but sometimes caring for and educating youth who have challenging behaviors can take its toll on us as adults. This is why it is important for us to go beyond self-care and carefully consider how we can build our
May 2 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Push Back Poverty with Faith & Action 2019 @ Eastern Star Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Please join us on May 2 for the Faith & Action Spring Conference. Together, we’ll discover and share ways to “Push Back Poverty” in Indianapolis. For this year’s event, we’ll gather at Eastern Star Church for a morning of insights anchored by keynote speaker Father
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
A Prayer For Compassion @ Beech Grove Public Library
May 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
A Prayer For Compassion @ Beech Grove Public Library | Beech Grove | Indiana | United States
Join us for a free screening of the award winning documentary, A Prayer For Compassion. The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest to make a better world for his daughter that crisscrosses America and takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Community Holocaust event featuring student Interactive exhibits @ Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Hasten Hebrew Academy offers the community an enriched early childhood, elementary and middle school program. The dual curriculae of Judaic and secular skills are presented in a warm, nurturing, Jewish environment. The general studies curriculum is prepared in accordance with the requirements of the
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Railway People: A Survivor and a Songwriter with Raymond Meade @ The Speak Easy Broad Ripple | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
After visiting Auschwitz, songwriter Raymond Meade found himself searching for a project that could properly commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. “The Railway People” is the result of that search. In 2015, Raymond contacted Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor who agreed to help Raymond make
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cocktail Judaism -- The Art of the Camps during WWII @ Congregation Beth-El Zedeck | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join Rabbi Dennis Sasso and his guest for conversation, humor, and spirits at Cocktail Judaism at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Julia Muney Moore returns this month to talk about “Internment, Identity, and Resistance: The Art of the Camps during World War II.” Dessert, coffee, tea, and
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
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mental Health & the Church @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States
Learn how your church can support the mental health needs of your congregation. How to recognize the need, know when it is time to refer out, and what resources are available for you.
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
LCFS Spring Symposium - The Bible in America: Does it Still Matter? @ Lutheran Child & Family Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Bible is the best selling book . . . every year, but what role does it play in the life of Americans? The Bible is revered by many, but read by fewer. Does it maintain its relevance as it once did? What are the
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
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Soviet Immigration and Our Community @ JCC Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Presented by Jewish Family Services Indianapolis The Indianapolis community was deeply involved in the movement to free Soviet Jews. Join in a panel discussion and Q&A with community members who were personally involved. It is not just history; it is home. Stay after the discussion
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
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Listen, Connect, & Participate: Human Trafficking: At Home in IN @ Julia M. Carson Government Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Women4Change Indiana and WomenChangeMakers invite you to Listen, Connect, and Participate | Human Trafficking: At Home in Indiana In a conversation between women in government, experts, and citizens on the subjects of women’s health, safety, and the state of children and families in Indiana. Panelists:
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mental Health & Your Family @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States
Is one of your loved ones struggling with anxiety or depression and you aren’t sure how to help? Come learn what you can do to make a difference.
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
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
Apr
18
Thu
Gender and Religion: Picking up the Pieces @ The Athenaeum, Damenverein room
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gender and Religion: Picking up the Pieces @ The Athenaeum, Damenverein room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Transgender people have often seen their dreams crumble under the pressure of religious cisgenderism. But there are spiritual leaders who move beyond a binary narrative and explore the role gender plays in the larger context of religious experience. We are more than our bodies, and our divine gender callings are uniquely suited for the gifts we have to offer. This discussion will work to collect the broken pieces caused by narrow Christian teachings and will seek to restore our confidence that we have a place in the religious community.
*ASL interpreter available upon request. Please email marketing@indypride.org to request an interpreter.*

This presentation will be led by Brent Walsh (he/him), MDiv.
Brent was raised as a female in a conservative family and struggled with the religious ramifications that came with being gay and Christian. After several failed conversion attempts, deep soul searching helped him realize that sexuality need not conflict with faith. This ultimately paved the way for him to openly affirm himself as a transgender man. Brent’s passion for storytelling through both photography and writing led him to Earlham School of Religion where he earned a Master’s of Divinity degree in 2013. He is delighted to be back at his alma mater serving as the Director of Student and Alumni Engagement. He is also working on several writing projects and accepts speaking engagements at faith institutions wanting to better understand and support transgender and nonbinary communities.
Apr
19
Fri
What you don’t know about Karma – with Dr. Prashant Kakoday @ Indianapolis Brahma Kumaris
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

RSVP: 7209389519, bk.indianapolis@gmail.com

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Prashant Kakoday, M.D. is an ENT Surgeon and the Director of the Center for Integral Health in Cambridge, UK. He has practiced meditation since 1982, and currently co-ordinates the Brahma Kumaris activities in Cambridge, England. He is a world traveler and has given talks and programs at health conferences in over 60 countries, including the WHO and the UN in Geneva. He teaches holistic principles of life, health, and consciousness. His unique qualities of a perceptive mind and an empathic heart have inspired and empowered thousands around the world.

This event is offered free of charge as a service to the community.

Apr
22
Mon
The Inaugural VeZolles Lecture in Economics: Using Science to Understand How to Make the World a Better Place: From Philanthropy to Corporate Social Responsibility @ IUPUI Campus Center Theatre, CE 002
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Inaugural VeZolles Lecture in Economics: Using Science to Understand How to Make the World a Better Place: From Philanthropy to Corporate Social Responsibility @ IUPUI Campus Center  Theatre, CE 002 | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

“Using Science to Understand How to Make the World a Better Place: From Philanthropy to Corporate Social Responsibility” — Presented by Dr. John List of the University of Chicago.

In this engaging lecture, Dr. John A. List will summarize some of his recent field experiments to understand the whos, whats, wheres, and whens of charitable giving and corporate social responsibility.

Dr. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on questions in microeconomics, with a particular emphasis on using field experiments to address and explain human behaviors and how they bear on economic models. His work has covered topics ranging from the reasons behind charitable giving to discrimination in sportscard trading markets to gender earnings gaps in the gig economy.

The evening will begin with a pre-event reception at 4:00 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:00 p.m. in the lower level of the IUPUI Campus Center.

Gun Violence Rally in Indy @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gun Violence Rally in Indy @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Please join us in an effort to end gun violence. We will have an art build that people can end to to show their story of gun violence. We will also have an open mic time for people to share stories as well. MFOL merch will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be free.

Apr
24
Wed
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carmel Cares: A Mental Health Awareness Forum @ Orchard Park Elementary School | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Please join us for an evening of education, networking, and information sharing about mental wellness and available resources.
About this Event
Breakout Sessions

You will have the opportunity to attend the following breakout sessions:

6:30 p.m. Self-coping Skills Toolbox
6:30 p.m. The Pill Problem
6:30 p.m. Domestic Violence and Trauma
7:15 p.m. Suicide Awareness & Prevention
7:15 p.m. Mindfulness and Positive Thinking
7:15 p.m. Human Trafficking

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
26
Fri
Coffee Night / Ramadan and Eid Celebration @ Roy G. Holland Memorial Park
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffee Night / Ramadan and Eid Celebration @ Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Fishers | Indiana | United States

You are cordially invited to the Crossroads Community Center Coffee Night which is a gathering in a nice and warm environment with a presentation, fun activities, conversation, and delicious Turkish food. Every Coffee Night we focus on a specific topic.
This month’s topic is Ramadan and Eid Celebration. Please come and join us to learn about the “Sultan of the Months” aka Ramadan and the “Feast of the Breaking of the Fast” aka Eid. We are looking forward to seeing you at this special event! Please RSVP here or at events@crossroadsindy.org

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.
Apr
29
Mon
Changing the Systems – What’s God Got To Do With It? @ North United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Changing the Systems - What's God Got To Do With It? @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Truly ending hunger means changing its systems. The end of hunger is within our grasp, but hunger cannot be ended without our government playing its part. Hunger advocates make a major difference by helping our elected officials understand how policies and priorities can help end hunger. In this course we’ll explore the Biblical basis for advocacy by Christians.

Class leader and content:

The Rev. Dr. Richard L. ‘Dick’ Hamm is currently serving as the Interim Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary. He is a pastor, author, seminary professor, and a member of Bread for the World since 1974.

  • God’s vision for the world according to the Hebrew prophets and Jesus.
  • Christ’s teachings about poverty and hunger.
  • The difference between charity and justice.
  • Old Testament Prophets and Jesus – model advocates
  • Common objections to people of faith lobbying the government.
  • Keeping the faith: maintaining energy for the struggle.

Times and classroom for April 29:

  • 6:45 – 7:00 pm On-site check-in
    7:00 – 8:30 pm Program

Questions? Contact Gail Geisler: gngeisler@gmail.com or Dave Miner: Dminer145@aol.com

Apr
30
Tue
10th Annual Minority Health Conference: Minorities & Addiction @ State of Indiana Government Center North
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please join us at the 10th Annual Minority Health Conference on Minorities and Addiction: Exploring How Addiction Treatment, Programming, and Resources Affect Race and Culture in Indiana.

Guest speakers include Donald Davis, Founder of Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition, and Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives at Tennessee Department of Health.

Featured topics include:

  • Faith-based initiatives addressing opioid epidemic.
  • Substance abuse and maternal and child health.
  • Addiction treatment and resources.

Agenda forthcoming. Lunch will be provided.

The event takes place April 30th, 2019 from 9am-4pm at the Indiana Government Center (100 N. Senate Ave). For more information, email inomh@isdh.in.gov.

” The Soap Myth” starring Ed Asner @ The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
" The Soap Myth" starring Ed Asner @ The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts  | Carmel | Indiana | United States

Seven-time Emmy Award Winner and five-time Golden Globe Winner ED ASNER—famous for his role as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and most recently as narrator of EVA: A-7063, the award-winning documentary about Holocaust survivor Eva Kor—stars in this National Tour of The Soap Myth, a play by Jeff Cohen.

Taking place more than a half century after World War II, at the desperate urging of a passionate Holocaust survivor, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught in a battle between conflicting accounts of the Holocaust experience.

The drama unfolds around the central question of who has the right to write history – those who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort it.

A “concert reading” of The Soap Myth has toured the country over the past several years, with Ed Asner’s portrayal of Holocaust survivor Milton Saltzman called the crowning achievement of his illustrious career.  The other cast members include Dee Pelletier, Ned Eisenberg, and Liba Vaynberg.

Tickets include a special post-performance talk-back session and dessert reception with the cast and a special guest!

May
1
Wed
Surviving to Thriving: Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth @ Martin Luther King Community Center
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We love our children and students, but sometimes caring for and educating youth who have challenging behaviors can take its toll on us as adults. This is why it is important for us to go beyond self-care and carefully consider how we can build our resilience.

In “Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth”, participants will practice recognizing the signs and symptoms of childhood trauma, while evaluating their own resilience. We will learn about how caring for children and students who struggle with challenging behaviors can affect the caregiver/educator, and learn the difference between burn-out and secondary traumatic stress. During the training, participants will use specific tools to assess their own resilience, and build a game plan for strengthening themselves as they provide care for others.

“Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth” is the second session in Surviving to Thriving. While not mandatory, it is recommended that participants complete session one: Defining Childhood Trauma

Course fee includes training materials, certificate of completion, and light refreshments.

For more information about Surviving to Thriving, visit www.indianamhmcom.

May
2
Thu
Push Back Poverty with Faith & Action 2019 @ Eastern Star Church
May 2 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please join us on May 2 for the Faith & Action Spring Conference. Together, we’ll discover and share ways to “Push Back Poverty” in Indianapolis.

For this year’s event, we’ll gather at Eastern Star Church for a morning of insights anchored by keynote speaker Father Greg Boyle. A dynamic storyteller, Boyle is a Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. His book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, is a New York Times bestseller. He’ll share the platform with two young men who have participated in Homeboy programs.

You also will hear from Faith & Action Project grant recipients, who will discuss their programs and how the grants have helped them scale up and in increase their impact.

At noon, the Faith & Action Project will hold an informational meeting for organizations interested in applying for 2019 Faith & Action Project grants.

Please plan to attend and join the city’s effort to Push Back Poverty, and be sure to invite friends from your church, colleagues and coworkers, peers in service organizations and on boards, and anyone else who might be interested

For more information on the Faith & Action Project go to http://www.cts.edu/faith-action-project/

Please note that attendance at the Spring Conference is a prerequisite for organizations wanting to applying for a Faith & Action grant.

Schedule

7:30 a.m. Welcome and registration
8:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker Father Greg Boyle
9:15 a.m. Moderated discussion with Father Greg and his trainees
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Grantee video and testimonials
10:30 a.m. Conversation with past grantees
11:50 a.m. Closing remarks
12:00 p.m. Adjourn/Grant information meeting
12:20 p.m Adjourn

RSVP by April 30, 2019

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

 

A Prayer For Compassion @ Beech Grove Public Library
May 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for a free screening of the award winning documentary, A Prayer For Compassion.

The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest to make a better world for his daughter that crisscrosses America and takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?”

Drawing on traditions including Christianity — evangelical, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Friends (Quakers), Seventh Day Adventism, Unity, and more; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; the Native American tradition; Unitarian Universalism; Zoroastrianism; and the “spiritual but not religious” point of view — A Prayer for Compassion calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to come together to bring about a world in which “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them… (Isaiah 11:6)

May
5
Sun
Community Holocaust event featuring student Interactive exhibits @ Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Hasten Hebrew Academy offers the community an enriched early childhood, elementary and middle school program. The dual curriculae of Judaic and secular skills are presented in a warm, nurturing, Jewish environment. The general studies curriculum is prepared in accordance with the requirements of the State of Indiana Department of Public Instruction and is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.

Children from all local congregations attend the Hasten Hebrew Academy. Faculty seeks to expose the students to the rich tapestry of Jewish life and the Hebrew language in an atmosphere where each child experiences a sense of belonging. Lunch is provided daily and bus service is available to those families desiring it.

The Railway People: A Survivor and a Songwriter with Raymond Meade @ The Speak Easy Broad Ripple
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
After visiting Auschwitz, songwriter Raymond Meade found himself searching for a project that could properly commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. “The Railway People” is the result of that search. In 2015, Raymond contacted Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor who agreed to help Raymond make “The Railway People” a reality. The pair returned to Auschwitz together to the selection platform where Eva last saw her parents and sisters decades before. There they recorded Raymond’s original poem “How Could It Be,” which he used in his song “At the Top of the Stairs,” and shot footage that would become “The Railway People.” That was the beginning of a unique and lasting friendship.

The event will consist of a screening of “The Railway People,” a presentation and performance by Raymond, and Q&A. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will go to CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

May
6
Mon
Cocktail Judaism — The Art of the Camps during WWII @ Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cocktail Judaism -- The Art of the Camps during WWII @ Congregation Beth-El Zedeck | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Join Rabbi Dennis Sasso and his guest for conversation, humor, and spirits at Cocktail Judaism at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Julia Muney Moore returns this month to talk about “Internment, Identity, and Resistance: The Art of the Camps during World War II.” Dessert, coffee, tea, and wine compliments of Beth-El Zedeck. RSVP to jhodes@bez613.org.

 

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
9
Thu
Mental Health & the Church @ Care to Change
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mental Health & the Church @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States

Learn how your church can support the mental health needs of your congregation. How to recognize the need, know when it is time to refer out, and what resources are available for you.

LCFS Spring Symposium – The Bible in America: Does it Still Matter? @ Lutheran Child & Family Services
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
LCFS Spring Symposium - The Bible in America: Does it Still Matter? @ Lutheran Child & Family Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Bible is the best selling book . . . every year, but what role does it play in the life of Americans? The Bible is revered by many, but read by fewer. Does it maintain its relevance as it once did? What are the views of Americans that shape how they see and use this sacred text? These questions and more will be discussed at our Spring symposium on May 9th at 9am with Dr. Peter J. Thuesen, Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI.

Peter J. Thuesen is Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI, co-editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, and Director of Humanities Research in the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. From 2009 to 2015, he chaired IUPUI’s Department of Religious Studies. A historian of American religion and the Christian tradition, he is currently at work on Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather (under contract with Oxford University Press).

He is also co-editor (with Philip Goff and Arthur E. Farnsley II) of The Bible in American Life (Oxford, 2017). Educated at Princeton University (Ph.D., M.A.) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.), he previously taught at Tufts University and at Yale Divinity School.

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
13
Mon
Soviet Immigration and Our Community @ JCC Indianapolis
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Jewish Family Services Indianapolis

The Indianapolis community was deeply involved in the movement to free Soviet Jews. Join in a panel discussion and Q&A with community members who were personally involved. It is not just history; it is home.

Stay after the discussion for a dessert reception and speak one on one with the panelists.

More information about the panel speakers coming soon!
Questions? Contact Rachel Katz at rkatz@jfgi.org.

The event is free, but pre-registration is recommended. Laikin Auditorium.

This event is in conjunction with the Exhibit from the National Museum of American Jewish History, which will be on display at the JCC from Apr 1–May 15. Learn more about the exhibit at bit.ly/powerofprotest

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.

Listen, Connect, & Participate: Human Trafficking: At Home in IN @ Julia M. Carson Government Center
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Women4Change Indiana and WomenChangeMakers invite you to Listen, Connect, and Participate | Human Trafficking: At Home in Indiana

In a conversation between women in government, experts, and citizens on the subjects of women’s health, safety, and the state of children and families in Indiana.

Panelists:

Representative Sue Errington (D) District 34

Former Representative Sally Siegrist (R) District 26

Expert: Kate Kimmer, Statewide Coordinator for ICESA & IPATH

Expert: Summer Bradenstein, Clinical Therapist and Survivor Case Worker, Ascent 121

Moderator: Denise Herd, Herd Strategies

WomenChangeMakers:

Patricia Castañeda, Cordelia Lewis-Burks, Velvet G. Miller, Ann M. Stack, Rita Venable, and Elcira Villarreal

Partner Organizations:

Women of the NAACP Chapter #3053, IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Coalition of 100 Black Women, American Medical Women’s Association

May
23
Thu
Mental Health & Your Family @ Care to Change
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Is one of your loved ones struggling with anxiety or depression and you aren’t sure how to help? Come learn what you can do to make a difference.

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.

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.