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February 2020

Healing the Wounds of Cultural Trauma: A Psychospiritual Imperative

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christian Theological Seminary Shelton Auditorium, 1000 West 42nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 Select a Country:
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From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo, social activism is on the rise in the twenty-first century. Justice work is inherently fraught with emotional hardships, including the risks of personal, vicarious, and cultural trauma. Drawing upon her support work with faith-based activists, Rev. Dr. Walker-Barnes describes the multiple layers of emotional labor involved in social activism and the importance of emotional management in sustaining activists and movements.

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When East Meets West — How your faith enhances mine

February 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, 3350 N German Church Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46235 United States
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A conversation featuring CIC board members: Pastor Bruce Garrison- The Dwelling Place; and Dr. Anita Joshi - Hindu Temple Central Indiana

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Savior “Save Yours” DAY

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meridian Park Event Center, 111 E 34th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205 United States
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SAVIOR (Save Yours) DAY (Indianapolis, IN)
“Our Future, Present and Past is ALL One Destiny: What are YOU Doing to Save Our People”

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Interfaith Interactions Seminar

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI), 615 W 43rd St,
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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This educational opportunity will enlighten youth and adult leaders regarding the various faith traditions of the Scouts in our Council with whom you will interact

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Church for Kids with Autistm

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 3243 N Meridian ST
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Join Trinity clergy and the Rev'd Lindsay Lunnum for a workshop on Rhythms of Grace, a service of worship and faith formation specifically designed for children with autism and their families.

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Volunteer at Second Helpings with Tony W

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Second Helpings, The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Center 1121 Southeastern Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Working together is wonderful practice. Indy Community Yoga has committed to volunteering the 4th Monday of every month in the Second Helpings Hunger Relief Kitchen. The group has a maximum size of 5 people. We prep vegetables and meats, cook, package, make sandwiches, or do whatever they need us to do. It's always a surprise!

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A Conversation with Dr. Marvin McMickle

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle – noted scholar, preacher, President Emeritus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and author of numerous books including From Pulpit to Politics: Separation of Church and State in the Black Church (Judson, 2014) and Where Have All the Prophets Gone?: Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America (Pilgrim, 2019) – will join Dean Leah Gunning Francis for, “A Conversation with Dr. Marvin McMickle.”

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“Food for Education: Responding to the Migration Crisis in Honduras”

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marian University Evans Hall, 3200 Cold Spring Rd.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Olga Judith Canelas, a native of Honduras, has worked with Catholic Relief Services in Tegucigalpa since 2012. She currently works with the Food for Education project, which improves the literacy of school-age children by providing student meals and materials, and training for teachers and community members. It also works to improve school infrastructure.

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Play “Reclaiming Civility One Dinner Table at a Time”

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Indianapolis First Friends Meeting, 3030 Kessler Blvd. E. Drive
Indianapolis, 46220 United States
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The Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center wants to help us to revitalize our ability to talk to each other about important issues we face as a community. The promotion of civil, and civic, discourse is fundamental for a functioning democracy. In these fractious times, we need our communication skills more than ever.

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Intercultural Competency for Today’s Global Workplace

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
United Way of Central Indiana, 2955 North Meridian Street #300
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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$20

Intercultural, or cross-cultural, competence is a crucial skill-set in today’s global workplace, where employees are more likely to interact with co-workers, vendors or customers from different cultures and countries, and need to work productively with people who have been shaped by different values, beliefs and experiences.

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Mental Health First Aid

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Luke’s UMC, 100 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260-2316 United States
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$5

Increase your comfort level in dealing with people with mental illness or distress. Have a basic understanding of some of the common mental illnesses you might encounter. Learn how to possibly save someone's life.

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Faith Builds Breakfast

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, 3135 N Meridian St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46205 United States
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Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity brings local churches and businesses together to raise roofs, walls, funds and prayers to build homes in partnership with families in our communities. Join us for a Ministry Leader info session to learn more about how your congregation can get involved this spring.

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Talking about Sin

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Paul’s On The Way, 803 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220 United States
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What is sin?
Has the church hurt you in the way it talks about sin? If so, how?
Has the church hurt you by not talking about sin? If so, how?
How do we show repentance?
How do we want others to show repentance to us?

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The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue and Learning, and How Christianity Has Influenced My Life

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marian University Evans Hall, 3200 Cold Spring Rd.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Reverend Daiko Matsuyama
An Evening with Zen Buddhist Priest, Deputy Head Priest, Taizo-In Zen Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan

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Interfaith Youth Ambassador Program Sacred Spaces Tour of the Indianapolis Zen Center

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Indy Zen Center, 3703 N Washington Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46205 United States
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The tour of the Zen Center is at 4:30, everyone is welcome to attend and learn. The discussion afterward is only for the Youth Ambassadors. 

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Interfaith Build Breakfast

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, 3135 N Meridian St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46205 United States
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Thrivent is inviting Center for Interfaith Cooperation to partner on this Thrivent Faith Build through prayer, volunteering, and by offering to match your financial contribution to this unifying initiative.

Join us for a Ministry Leader info session to learn more about how your congregation can get involved this spring.

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Hoosier Humanitarians: Year of Civic Engagement at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum

February 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kurt Vonnegut Museum * Library, 543 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolia, IN 46202 United States
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A humanitarian history of Hoosiers

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March 2020

Incarceration, Nationalism, and Religious Identity in China

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christian Theological Seminary Shelton Auditorium, 1000 West 42nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 Select a Country:
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The Chinese government has a troubled relationship with the nation’s religious minorities. In this session, we hear from experts on the persecution and mass incarceration of China’s Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.

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CIC’s Annual Interfaith Banquet

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W Washington St,
Indianapolis,, IN 46204 United States
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For six years, CIC’s Annual Interfaith Banquet has been the social event of the season. It’s a chance to celebrate the rich religious diversity of Central Indiana while honoring one of the city’s historical interfaith leaders. It’s a chance to make new friends, share a delicious meal, and listen to world-class music performances.

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Tsherin Sherpa Talk and Public Reception

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IUPUI Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hall, 735 W New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5222 United States
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Tsherin Sherpa discusses his practice informed by traditional Tibetan religious iconography, folk tales, identity politics, displacement, social issues, and his personal everyday experiences.

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