Category: Inspiration

Whalen honored as Hoosier Resilience Hero
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Whalen honored as Hoosier Resilience Hero

“These individuals are making an important difference every day in Indiana,” said Environmental Resilience Institute director Ellen Ketterson. “In my view, they are true heroes.”

AFSC — “VOCAB: at the Forefront of Spoken Word”
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AFSC — “VOCAB: at the Forefront of Spoken Word”

Tatjana Rebelle and her friends have created a spoken word series that welcomes all

Muslim Alliance of Indiana — “Groups holds vigil on Butler’s campus to honor victims of New Zealand shooting”
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Muslim Alliance of Indiana — “Groups holds vigil on Butler’s campus to honor victims of New Zealand shooting”

Aliya Amin, executive director of Muslim Alliance of Indiana, said the event “felt like a big hug… “It was just so heart-warming to see people from all different walks of life here, gathered, for one purpose, and that’s in our shared humanity,” Amin said.

JCRC — “‘Heartwarming’ show of support from community at service for mosque attack victims”
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JCRC — “‘Heartwarming’ show of support from community at service for mosque attack victims”

On Friday, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council gathered at the mosque off Cold Spring Road near West 30th Street. They wanted those attending Friday prayers to know they stand with them.

MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”
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MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”

“Every time there is a shooting in any house of worship, mosque, synagogue or church, we Muslims wonder ‘Are we going to be next?'” Imam Ahmed Alamine said.

CHIP — “Home For LGBTQ Youth Taps Executive Director”
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CHIP — “Home For LGBTQ Youth Taps Executive Director”

“All homelessness is tragic, but homeless LGBTQ youth are in deep and immediate peril,” Leigh Ann Hirschman, Trinity Haven board chair, said in a news release. “Many are terrified to ask for help from programs not tailored to their needs.”

Overdose Lifeline — “‘This really does save lives’: Narcan training helps local coffee shop owner save life”
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Overdose Lifeline — “‘This really does save lives’: Narcan training helps local coffee shop owner save life”

The founder of a local coffee shop jumped into action to save a life just hours after hosting a training class for the opiate overdose reversal drug naloxone.

Overdose Lifeline — “Black Balloon Day is raising drug awareness”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Black Balloon Day is raising drug awareness”

Black Balloon Day is an international day to bring awareness to overdose deaths began when Massachusetts resident Greg Tremblay died of an overdose five years ago and his family chose to fly a black balloon in remembrance.

MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”
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MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”

On Friday night, friends and family of Mustafa were to gather downtown to remember him. A candlelight vigil will start up around 6:30 p.m.

CIC — “The interfaith ambassadors of 2019”
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CIC — “The interfaith ambassadors of 2019”

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) has deemed it proper to honor me and my wife Carolyn as the Interfaith Ambassadors of 2019. We are both humbled.