Category: Inspiration

MAI — “Muslim Alliance of Indiana highlights local business”
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MAI — “Muslim Alliance of Indiana highlights local business”

The Muslim Alliance of Indiana wants to give Muslim-owned businesses a chance in the spotlight.

Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”

Since Jan. 25, 2019, more than 70 community members have participated in creating solutions to the local substance abuse crisis. The UCO has developed partnerships with agencies across the region.

Peace Center for Reconciliation and Forgiveness — “Rwandan genocide survivor addresses Watchung Hills students”
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Peace Center for Reconciliation and Forgiveness — “Rwandan genocide survivor addresses Watchung Hills students”

Kalima said he learned that the common denominator between the great advocates of forgiveness and reconciliation down through the ages, including Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa in India, and Nelson Mandela in South Africa was: They all forgave.

Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation — “RWANDAN GENOCIDE SURVIVOR KIZITO KALIMA SHARES HIS JOURNEY”
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Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation — “RWANDAN GENOCIDE SURVIVOR KIZITO KALIMA SHARES HIS JOURNEY”

Kalima, the founder of the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, recounted his story as a fourteen-year-old boy trying to survive the Rwandan Genocide to a group in the Graduate Lounge at East Campus on Nov. 21.

VIPS — “Season for Sharing: Nonprofit provides preschool services to visually impaired Hoosiers”
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VIPS — “Season for Sharing: Nonprofit provides preschool services to visually impaired Hoosiers”

In 2012, Howell and her family became the 31st family VIPS served. Her daughter, Lola, was also diagnosed with cortical visual impairment. Now 8-years-old, Lola still struggles with things like depth perception and fatigue, but Howell said it would be difficult for a stranger to tell she’s visually impaired.

CHIP — “They were spending $1,000 a day on crack and heroin. Then she cried out to God”
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CHIP — “They were spending $1,000 a day on crack and heroin. Then she cried out to God”

In September, Moran’s family watched from the audience as she accepted the Diamond Service Award from Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, which recognizes individuals who have overcome homelessness and is now giving back.

JCRC — “Indiana Civil Rights Commission hosts holocaust remembrance in Indianapolis”
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JCRC — “Indiana Civil Rights Commission hosts holocaust remembrance in Indianapolis”

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indiana Civil Rights Commission Executive Director Gregory L. Wilson will give remarks at the event, which will include a keynote address from World War II Veteran and Kristallnacht survivor Ernie Lorch, a candle lighting Ceremony, and the reading of names.

Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana — “WALK TO END EPILEPSY HELD AT TAPAWINGO PARK”
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Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana — “WALK TO END EPILEPSY HELD AT TAPAWINGO PARK”

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, one in ten people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy.

Earth Charter — “Future floods dominate climate change conference”
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Earth Charter — “Future floods dominate climate change conference”

The gathering, hosted by Earth Charter Indiana, was conducted at Goshen College, a Mennonite-based liberal arts school of 845 undergraduates that made a commitment in 2013 to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. The move is expected to reduce the college’s carbon footprint by 45%.

IIC & CIC — Indianapolis Spiritual Trail
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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.