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Indiana Interchurch Center

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 denominational 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, participate in our events, join the Interchurch Community ... and be part of something special.

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?
Health and wellness. The Minority Health Coalition of Marion County and the Indiana Rural Health Association work to extend health services to the most marginalized populations. The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health connects religious leaders and mental health professionals to address the needs of congregations.
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 the State'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. In addition, 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 organization 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. The Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps is an AmeriCorps program that works with a wide range of nonprofits and colleges in Central Indiana to welcome and provide better services for newcomers.
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 Community 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, and DHL On-Site

Fiber-Optic
Internet Connectivity

HD Projectors

An inclusive and welcoming culture

2 Large Meeting Rooms (120+)
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!

Upcoming events @ IIC
April 21, 2018

6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

An evening of humorous Hindi poetry

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April 28, 2018

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teaching Culture for a Nonviolent Neighborhood

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May 3, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CoC – Blueprint to End Homelessness Town Hall

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May 5, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Muslim poets in Indianapolis

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May 9, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Environmental Advocate Training

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News & Happenings
Bringing Stories from Gaza to Indy

Bringing Stories from Gaza to Indy

Erin Polley, "Letter: Bringing Stories from Gaza to Indy," NUVO April 19,…

Overdose Lifeline — “Nation’s Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible?”

Overdose Lifeline — “Nation’s Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible?”

“Sixty-four thousand people lost their lives [nationally in 2016] — that’s someone every 12 minutes,” said Justin Phillips, executive director of Overdose Lifeline, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit. “Ten free kits is not going to be enough.”

OBAT Helpers — “Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton raises more than $1M for Rohingya refugees”

OBAT Helpers — “Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton raises more than $1M for Rohingya refugees”

Lauren Cook, "Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton raises more than $1M…

“Women4Change Indiana stresses inclusion and civility”

“Women4Change Indiana stresses inclusion and civility”

Katja Krasnovsky, "Women4Change Indiana stresses inclusion and civility," NUVO February 21, 2018

Keith and Lewis Turner — “Remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s Speech On The Assassination Of Martin Luther King Jr.”

Keith and Lewis Turner — “Remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s Speech On The Assassination Of Martin Luther King Jr.”

The Indianapolis Monthly features Keith and Lewis Turner in interviews of people who were present when Robert Kennedy announced the death of Martin Luther King April 4, 1968.

IUYA — “For Indiana’s most visible Dreamer, the future never looked more uncertain”

IUYA — “For Indiana’s most visible Dreamer, the future never looked more uncertain”

The Indy Star tells the story of Lupe Pimentel Solano, one of Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance’s founders.

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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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