Category: Inspiration

CIC — “Message ‘We are Sikh’ was delivered by tying over 300 turbans”
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CIC — “Message ‘We are Sikh’ was delivered by tying over 300 turbans”

Those who got turbans tyed looked cheerful and  enthusiastic. Some of them also posed for photos, with folded hands, in front of the Golden Temple poster.

CIC — “Indy’s Festival of Faiths invites all religions”
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CIC — “Indy’s Festival of Faiths invites all religions”

The Indy’s Festival of Faiths is very much reflective of that same spirit spoken of in the Qur’an and demonstrated by Prophet Muhammed and the Negus of Abyssinia; people of faith, regardless of their faith, must be mindful of the well-being of all people of faith.

Women 4 Change — Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana
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Women 4 Change — Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana

Desiree Williams, "Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana," Current October 2, 2018 Indiana received a D rating in the 2018 Status of Women in the…

Overdose Lifeline — Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training
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Overdose Lifeline — Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training

"Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training," Jill Sheridan, Indiana Public Media, September 28 2018. The public had an opportunity to learn to administer the overdose reversal drug naloxone in Indianapolis. The event…

Overdose Lifeline — Indiana University partnership results in lifesaving overdose-reversal training
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Overdose Lifeline — Indiana University partnership results in lifesaving overdose-reversal training

Responding to the Addictions Crisis brings together Indiana University’s world-class faculty, as well as its business, nonprofit and government partners to create a comprehensive plan to reduce deaths from addiction, ease the burden of addiction on Hoosier communities, and improve health and economic outcomes. As part of IU’s Grand Challenges program, this collaborative, statewide initiative is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-led response to the opioid addiction crisis.

CHIP — Young, homeless and gay: How Indy woman found her identity — and a mission
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CHIP — Young, homeless and gay: How Indy woman found her identity — and a mission

Alrajabi accepted the Diamond Service Award from the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention for her work as an engagement coordinator for Adult & Child Health, which provides mental health services and other programming. The award recognizes someone who has overcome homelessness and is giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

CIC — Indianapolis interfaith community remembers the man who brought them together
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CIC — Indianapolis interfaith community remembers the man who brought them together

“When you think of people who make a difference in life, people who do not have a negative bone in their bodies, that was Shahid,” said K.P. Singh, an Indianapolis based artist and practicing Sikh who worked with Athar founding the original Interfaith Alliance. “He exuded kindness and happiness to all others.

JCRC — Response to hateful graffiti in Indianapolis was inspiring
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JCRC — Response to hateful graffiti in Indianapolis was inspiring

We heard from the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Community Relations Council, gay rights groups, Urban League reps. All said about the same thing. We will not sit quietly while such hateful acts take place in our community. The standing room only crowd interrupted each speaker with rounds of applause.

CIC — CIC Strongly Condemns Vandalism At Congregation Shaarey Tefilla
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CIC — CIC Strongly Condemns Vandalism At Congregation Shaarey Tefilla

Center for Interfaith Cooperation has strongly condemned vandalism at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, a synagogue in Carmel Indiana. In a statement, the CIC termed the incident as shocking- a blatant act of hatred…

Earth Charter — Indianapolis teens learn about trauma recovery, urban farming from bees and butterflies
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Earth Charter — Indianapolis teens learn about trauma recovery, urban farming from bees and butterflies

“(The pollinator count) will reinforce ideas that we are faced with many challenges regarding the natural world and our interaction with it,” said Jim Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. “But especially in the pollinator area of concern, there are lots of solutions literally at our fingertips.”