A creative, welcoming and diverse place for nonprofits in Indianapolis
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.
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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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.
Brandon Smith, "Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump's Muslim Travel…
“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.”
Members of the Interchurch Community take the lead organizing support for stopping family separation.
The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance organized a press conference as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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.
“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.”
“Alan Witchey, of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, said the funding to combat homelessness downtown would be significant.”
The event at the Indiana Interchurch Center – Krannert Hall is meant to educate the interfaith community on the opioid epidemic.
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.
NUVO writes a long article about AFSC’s protest about the Israeli treatment of Gazans.
DREW DAUDELIN, "Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016," WFYI…
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.
The Sierra Club’s successful campaign to protect Indiana’s bobcats from hunting is drawing international attention.
This is a great opportunity for folks who work in the Interchurch Center and would like to give their kids a fantastic intercultural experience.
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.
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.
Lindsey Mintz: “When a kid says ‘I was just kidding. Can’t you take a joke?’ Umm, we can’t.”
VIPS is a unique agency, one that other states and even countries around the world are looking to for guidance.
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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