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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Federal and state officials urged local leaders to proactively create plans to address hate crimes in their communities.
Solar, wind, and storage would take the place of 150 proposed gas-fired generators in a Beyond Carbon campaign launched by Michael Bloomberg and the Sierra Club. Building on the success of the Beyond Coal campaign, Beyond Carbon aims to stop new gas-fired generators while continuing to retire coal units.
As of today, over $1 million of the $1.5 million-dollar startup goal has been raised. Trinity Haven has received funding from the Lilly Endowment, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention and Episcopal Churches, among others.
Parents, other adult family members, members of faith groups, employees, employers, teachers, service providers and others in the community can all benefit from the presentation, which is from the Overdose Lifeline Organization
CHIP, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention has ways to donate online if you would like to help the homeless youth, as do the Indiana Youth Group, and Outreach, Inc.
On Thursday, May 23, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention released the results of the yearly study, which was conducted the night of Wednesday, Jan. 30.
This summer as part of the Indiana Sustainability Development Program, Indiana University students are working with several local governments in Indiana to complete community-scale greenhouse gas inventories.
Prosperity Indiana joined the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), the IU Public Policy Institute and the National Low Income Housing Coalition at the Horizon House in Indianapolis to discuss the affordable housing issue.
Dr Qureshi volunteers her time to performing humanitarian work, disaster relief work and refugee medicine serving as a Board Member for OBAT Helpers focusing on refugee healthcare
Jim Poyser, director of Indiana Earth Charter, will be the guest speaker at a presentation hosted by Bartholomew County Indivisible, The Sierra Club and Energy Matters Community Coalition.
“There’s, of course, a certain amount of fear and anger and disappointment,” David Sklar, assistant director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, said. “The people that perpetrate these types of crimes don’t realize the effect that comes out of these things usually brings communities closer together.”
“While this is trending in the right direction,” said Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, the coalition’s executive director, “this number is still unacceptable.”
An Indianapolis man who holds Nazi beliefs and openly spoke of his admiration for Adolf Hitler has been jailed after admitting vandalizing synagogue grounds.
At least eight of those bills were introduced this year, with 12 laws now on the books Iowa, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Illinois, Indiana, Idaho, and Texas have pending legislation that would make protest near “crucial infrastructure” punishable by fines and prison time.
The American Bible Society introduced the Bible at a luncheon hosted by IMPD’s chaplains at the Indiana Interchurch Center.
Organizers with Overdose Lifeline say the residential treatment facility will be open to women who are pregnant and who have young children.
Vectren South wanted to replace baseload coal capacity with a massive gas plant. Regulators told the Indiana utility to consider more options in a fast-moving energy world.
Clients to the new Overdose Lifeline recovery residence would receive constant structure and treatment, including mental health and addiction support, individual and group therapy, case management, goal planning, and employment and education assistance.
On May 13, IU’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge initiative team — along with IU Health, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition and Overdose Lifeline, a statewide nonprofit addressing the opioid public health crisis — will provide naloxone training to attendees.
he Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council said in October that “anti-Semitic acts and expressions” are at an all-time high.
The “Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer” event, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis-based Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, drew leaders in the city of the Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish and Muslim communities.
Indiana Interchurch Center
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