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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

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The Interchurch Center's Events
October 16, 2019

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Struggle Is Real: Youth Talking to Faith Leaders

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October 16, 2019

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Role Modeling

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October 18, 2019

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Death Cafe

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October 21, 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The New Reformation: Transformation and Hope for Tomorrow

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November 9, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Epilepsy and Seizure Expo

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Interchurch Community's News & Happenings
Center for Interfaith Cooperation — “Van Jones headlines CTS event ‘Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact’”

Center for Interfaith Cooperation — “Van Jones headlines CTS event ‘Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact’”

The discussion was led by moderator Don Knebel, founding board chair of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and vice board chair of the Triangle Education Foundation.

OBAT Helpers — “When a refugee camp becomes a semi-permanent settlement”

OBAT Helpers — “When a refugee camp becomes a semi-permanent settlement”

“Nadyeli Quiroz and John David Wagner at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design are embarking on a year-long collaboration with OBAT Helpers, an Indianapolis-based community nonprofit, to explore how to create varied functional spaces within the camps, such as outdoor courtyards or provisional pop-up designs.”

IIC & CIC — Indianapolis Spiritual Trail

IIC & CIC — Indianapolis Spiritual Trail

The spiritual trail begins at the Indiana Interchurch Center, where pilgrims have the chance to walk the outdoor, Chartres style labyrinth. It then continues on a series of paths along the Central Canal Towpath and the White River.

Overdose Lifeline — Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy, Reaches Settlement With Several States

Overdose Lifeline — Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy, Reaches Settlement With Several States

Director and founder of Overdose Lifeline Justin Philips says Purdue Pharma and other pharmaceutical companies have changed the culture in which doctors and patients deal with pain and it may be hard to change it back.

Sierra Club — EPA’s Cross-state Pollution Rules Under Fire

Sierra Club — EPA’s Cross-state Pollution Rules Under Fire

A pair of court decisions may force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revise the way it handles the amount of air pollution allowed to travel from heavy polluting states, like Indiana, to downwind states.

Women4Change — Two IU Employees To Be Honored Tonight by the Indiana Commission for Women

Women4Change — Two IU Employees To Be Honored Tonight by the Indiana Commission for Women

Sasso serves on numerous boards including the Indiana Humanities Council and is a co-founder of Women4Change Indiana.

Center for Interfaith Cooperation — Indy Festival of Faiths: Embracing Religious Diversity

Center for Interfaith Cooperation — Indy Festival of Faiths: Embracing Religious Diversity

The 7th Annual Indy Festival of Faiths was a ‘Sangam’ (confluence) of many cultures and religious traditions. Organized by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Downtown, Indianapolis, the Religious Diversity festival attracted a large number of visitors and participants from all major religions of the world and interfaith communities.

CHIP — Here’s what Joe Hogsett and Jim Merritt say they’ll do to end homelessness in Indianapolis

CHIP — Here’s what Joe Hogsett and Jim Merritt say they’ll do to end homelessness in Indianapolis

Mayor Joe Hogsett and his Republican challenger, Sen. Jim Merritt, broke down their strategies for combating homelessness in Marion County Wednesday evening at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention’s annual Celebration fundraiser.

CHIP — Indy mayoral candidates want state law to better protect tenants

CHIP — Indy mayoral candidates want state law to better protect tenants

Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt participated in a discussion about homelessness at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention annual fundraiser and awards presentation on Wednesday evening.

Overdose Lifeline — Extension program addresses rural opioid misuse

Overdose Lifeline — Extension program addresses rural opioid misuse

Requirements to become a trainer include completing online trainings and a remote training with Kourtnaye Sturgeon of Overdose Lifeline Inc. Trainers earn $100 per presentation.

Sierra Club — Hoosiers Strike for Climate Change

Sierra Club — Hoosiers Strike for Climate Change

“I think when enough is enough, people stand up no matter how old they are and ask for change,” said strike supporter and Sierra Club member Julie Lowe.

Earth Charter — Summit evaluates democracy, climate

Earth Charter — Summit evaluates democracy, climate

“Good morning, and welcome to the climate crisis.” Jim Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana (ECI), kicked off the fourth annual Indiana Climate Leadership Summit last Thursday with these words as he addressed those in attendance in College Mennonite Church (CMC) on Goshen College’s campus. 

Earth Charter — Summit at Goshen College focuses on climate change

Earth Charter — Summit at Goshen College focuses on climate change

“Indiana is finally waking up to the climate crisis,” said Jim Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana, which organizes the summit.

Earth Charter — Mayor among four on climate change panel

Earth Charter — Mayor among four on climate change panel

Just a few hours before a downpour struck Logansport late last week, officials from across the state were learning that increased annual rainfall will be more common in future years.

JCRC — Indianapolis police investigating fliers called ‘anti-Semitic in nature’ posted on Jewish institutions

JCRC — Indianapolis police investigating fliers called ‘anti-Semitic in nature’ posted on Jewish institutions

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council said in a statement that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was notified of the incident and that it had opened an investigation. The police are classifying it as a “bias crime,” according to the statement.

JCRC — Police Launch Investigation Into Antisemitic Flyers Found At Jewish Community Center

JCRC — Police Launch Investigation Into Antisemitic Flyers Found At Jewish Community Center

Police launched a vandalism investigation at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) after staff reported finding suspicious flyers taped to three buildings. The flyers were described as “antisemitic in nature” by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC).

Covering Kids & Families — Insuring progress: Coverage insecurity threatens health gains

Covering Kids & Families — Insuring progress: Coverage insecurity threatens health gains

“It could be they’re hitting that so-called ‘cliff effect,’ where now they are doing better but it’s just enough that they lose their eligibility for some benefits” including health care, Fairchild told the radio station.

JCRC — Jewish community in Indianapolis discovers antisemitic flyers posted on buildings

JCRC — Jewish community in Indianapolis discovers antisemitic flyers posted on buildings

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) said in a statement that “concerning flyers, which were antisemitic in nature” were discovered on several Jewish communal institutions.

Overdose Lifeline — He accidentally injected his wife with fentanyl instead of heroin. It wasn’t murder, court says

Overdose Lifeline — He accidentally injected his wife with fentanyl instead of heroin. It wasn’t murder, court says

“I have (spoken to) parents who have lost their children who felt the need to prosecute dealers,” said Justin Phillips, the founder of Indianapolis-based nonprofit Overdose Lifeline, who lost a son to a heroin overdose in 2013. “But I don’t think at the end of the day, they’re going to tell you that (it) changes the fact that their loved one is dead. This is a chronic disease of the brain. It’s a public health issue; it is not a criminal issue.”

Sierra Club — Sierra Club Suing BP Over Air Violations At Its Whiting Refinery

Sierra Club — Sierra Club Suing BP Over Air Violations At Its Whiting Refinery

The Sierra Club says it’s suing BP for air quality violations at its Whiting Refinery that have harmed northwest Indiana residents’ health. The Hoosier chapter of the organization filed suit against the company in a federal district court on Friday.

Sierra Club — “Michigan City Residents Protest Proposed NIPSCO Rate Increase”

Sierra Club — “Michigan City Residents Protest Proposed NIPSCO Rate Increase”

The NAACP and the Sierra Club hosted the protest. La’Tonya Troutman, with the LaPorte County NAACP, attended the protest. She says if NIPSCO follows through with their plan, low-income customers will have to pull money from other areas of their budget to be able to pay their bill.

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

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Email:
iic@indianainterchurch.org

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