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About the Interchurch Center & Community

About the Interchurch Center & Community

The Indiana Interchurch Center is much more than a building. It’s a community of nonprofit organizations working to solve the most urgent challenges we face at home and abroad. The Interchurch Center provides offices where denomination administrative headquarters and nonprofits develop strategies and implementation plans. More importantly, it offers a space where these the broader community can engage in learning and conversing, service and advocacy. We invite you to visit the Interchurch Center, and participate in events that interest you.

A passion for social change and justice

A passion for social change and justice

Who are some of the members of the Interchurch Community and what do they care about?

Denominations. The Interchurch Center houses the administrative headquarters of several denomination: The United Church of Christ, Indiana-Kentucky Conference; the Christian Church in Indiana (Disciples of Christ); the Synod of Lincoln Trails (Presbyterian Church USA in Indiana and Illinois), the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis; the Whitewater Valley Presbytery; and the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis. Other religious groups call the Center home. The St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community is one of the few Catholic churches in the  world that celebrates mass with a Womanpriest.
Health and wellness. The Minority Health Coalition of Marion County and the Indiana Rural Health Association extend health services to the most marginalized populations. Even the health of animals are addressed: Spay and Neuter Services of Indiana helps low-income families afford to spay their pets.
Undocumented immigrants. The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance is one of the state's best known groups protecting the rights of "Dreamers" and other undocumented Hoosiers.
Homeless people. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Protection (CHIP) is Central Indiana's main organization analyzing homelessness and  building a blueprint to end it.
Environmental protection. Three of Indiana's leading environmental organizations call the Interchurch Center home: the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club, Earth Charter Indiana and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light. The Hoosier Environmental Council offers monthly environmental advocate training at the IIC.
Opioid crisis. Overdose Lifeline has emerged as one of the country's most influential organizations fighting drug overdose.
Interfaith engagement. The Center for Interfaith Cooperation is one of the Midwest's primary groups promoting inter-religious education, dialogue and service. The Niagara Foundation organizes monthly interfaith conversations and several interfaith iftars at the Interchurch Center every Ramadan. The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana are the main groups promoting interfaith cooperation for the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Refugees in Indiana and around the world. OBAT Helpers is one of the only NGOs in the world working in the camps of the Rohingya in Bangladesh. The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation helps Congolese refugees integrate into Hoosier society.
Civic renewal. Since January of 2016, Women4Change Indiana has become one of the state's main groups promoting greater engagement for women in politics, and helping Hoosiers more broadly become more active and effective citizens.
Human and civil rights. The Center for Interfaith Cooperation, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana  defend the rights to worship of all Hoosiers. Gender Nexus advocates for the rights of trans-persons. The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance promotes the rights of undocumented immigrants. The American Friends Service Committee passionately calls for the respect of human rights of Palestinians in Gaza.
Marginalized children. In addition to defending "Dreamers," the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance raises funds for economically disadvantaged immigrants to attend college. Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) works with the families of unsighted young children. Watch Club and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation organized an intercultural Summer Youth Camp at IIC. The Waza Alliance for Quality Education provides training for teachers in the Democratic of Congo.
Food insecurity. Faith Hope and Love supports and trains missional food pantries across the city.

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What the Interchurch Center offers

24 Hr Access

Mail Service, UPS, FedEx On-Site

Fiber-Optic
Internet Connectivity

HD Projectors

An inclusive and welcoming culture

2 Large Meeting Rooms
4 more intimate conference rooms

Ample free parking

Easy Bus Access

Natural Habitat Certification

Energy management and solar panels

On-Site Management

Central Location close to the IMA, CTS & Butler

On-site Art Gallery

24-Hour Camera Surveillance

Fully Accessible to all

Come to the Interchurch Center and be inspired!

The Interchurch Center's Events
August 15, 2018

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Second generation voices for healing

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August 15, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Toxic Polarization in US Politics and Culture

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August 19, 2018

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bike the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail

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August 26, 2018

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Soul Stroll on the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail

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September 17, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

What Are the Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System?

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Interchurch Community's News & Happenings
Images from “Red, Black, Green”

Images from “Red, Black, Green”

Thursday July 5th — More than 60 people attended the opening reception…

MAI — “ACLU of Indiana, others urge people to reach out to lawmakers over Trump’s travel ban”

MAI — “ACLU of Indiana, others urge people to reach out to lawmakers over Trump’s travel ban”

The ACLU of Indiana, Exodus Refugee Immigration and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana urged people Wednesday to contact their elected officials in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban against predominantly Muslim countries.

MAI — “Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban”

MAI — “Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban”

Brandon Smith, "Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump's Muslim Travel…

MAI — “Travel ban impacts international students studying in Indiana”

MAI — “Travel ban impacts international students studying in Indiana”

“The president’s push to tighten our borders isn’t just being felt by those who are crossing over illegally, it’s also impacting students studying internationally here in Indiana.”

Episcopal Diocese, IUYA, MAI — “Families Belong Together Day of Action”

Episcopal Diocese, IUYA, MAI — “Families Belong Together Day of Action”

Members of the Interchurch Community take the lead organizing support for stopping family separation.

IUYA — “Immigrant-rights advocates: ‘Hoosier hospitality means that we keep families together'”

IUYA — “Immigrant-rights advocates: ‘Hoosier hospitality means that we keep families together'”

The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance organized a press conference as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

CHIP — “Downtown police now have third option for homeless people instead of jail, hospital: detox”

CHIP — “Downtown police now have third option for homeless people instead of jail, hospital: detox”

Indianapolis police often respond to disturbance calls about people struggling with homelessness, substance abuse or mental health issues by taking them to jail or the emergency room.

Until now.

Sierra Club — “Citizens talk health concerns, science and economics about proposed coal-to-diesel plant”

Sierra Club — “Citizens talk health concerns, science and economics about proposed coal-to-diesel plant”

“The Center for Public Integrity created a list of 22 super-polluters in the country and that four of them were located in Southern Indiana with one being located in Spencer County — the Rockport Power Plant.”

CHIP — Fate of $3M downtown fund precarious despite advancing council hurdle

CHIP — Fate of $3M downtown fund precarious despite advancing council hurdle

“Alan Witchey, of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, said the funding to combat homelessness downtown would be significant.”

IIC — Involving faith in the opioid addiction battle and recovery journey

IIC — Involving faith in the opioid addiction battle and recovery journey

The event at the Indiana Interchurch Center – Krannert Hall is meant to educate the interfaith community on the opioid epidemic.

MAI & CIC — “Muslim Alliance hosts interfaith iftar dinner”

MAI & CIC — “Muslim Alliance hosts interfaith iftar dinner”

June 3rd the Muslim Alliance of Indiana partnered with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation on an iftar at the Interchurch Center. WISH TV covers the event.

AFSC — “Nakba Day Vigil on Monument Circle Mourns Loss of Life in Gaza”

AFSC — “Nakba Day Vigil on Monument Circle Mourns Loss of Life in Gaza”

NUVO writes a long article about AFSC’s protest about the Israeli treatment of Gazans.

CHIP — “Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016”

CHIP — “Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016”

DREW DAUDELIN, "Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016," WFYI…

MAI — “Fort Wayne mayor welcomes Muslims for Ramadan meal”

MAI — “Fort Wayne mayor welcomes Muslims for Ramadan meal”

Henry hosted the 10th annual Mayor’s Iftar Monday night at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. More than 150 Fort Wayne Muslim residents shared the sundown meal, or Iftar, at the event.

Sierra Club — “Indiana cancels bobcat hunting season amid public outcry”

Sierra Club — “Indiana cancels bobcat hunting season amid public outcry”

The Sierra Club’s successful campaign to protect Indiana’s bobcats from hunting is drawing international attention.

CIC & Watch Club —Summer Youth Camp

CIC & Watch Club —Summer Youth Camp

This is a great opportunity for folks who work in the Interchurch Center and would like to give their kids a fantastic intercultural experience.

CIC — Marion County Mental Health Courts

CIC — Marion County Mental Health Courts

Every third Wednesday, the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health hosts a luncheon to discuss various mental health topics. This month’s topic: Marion County’s Mental Health courts.

Overdose Lifeline — “New Resource Launched to Help Hoosier Families Facing the Opioid Crisis”

Overdose Lifeline — “New Resource Launched to Help Hoosier Families Facing the Opioid Crisis”

The Addiction Policy Forum, run by families impacted by addiction, just launched its Indiana chapter. It strives for legislative change, to reduce the stigma of addiction, and family support. 

JCRC — “Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in central Indiana, groups say”

JCRC — “Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in central Indiana, groups say”

Lindsey Mintz: “When a kid says ‘I was just kidding. Can’t you take a joke?’ Umm, we can’t.”

VIPS — “Serving Up A Difference”

VIPS — “Serving Up A Difference”

VIPS is a unique agency, one that other states and even countries around the world are looking to for guidance.

Sierra Club — “IDEM wants to change the way you see air permit proposals, and the public is not happy”

Sierra Club — “IDEM wants to change the way you see air permit proposals, and the public is not happy”

Indiana residents care more about the environment than you might think, a new poll suggests. Top among their concerns are improving air quality, cleaning up polluted waterways, protecting wildlife and reversing climate change.

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Indiana Interchurch Center
1100 W. 42nd Street
Indianapolis IN 46208

Phone:
(317) 923-3617

Email:
iic@indianainterchurch.org

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