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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.”

Earth Charter — Mayor Affirms City Commitment to Sustainability
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Earth Charter — Mayor Affirms City Commitment to Sustainability

“I’m glad that he came to speak. He’s been very supportive throughout all of this. And I think that it’s great that he supports the youth of the community, and this cause,” adds Ella, age 12, a participant in the march.

Earth Charter — Not just Starbucks and McDonald’s: Indianapolis restaurants are ditching plastic straws
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Earth Charter — Not just Starbucks and McDonald’s: Indianapolis restaurants are ditching plastic straws

“I was in a restaurant looking at a sea of straws sticking out of glasses,” said Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. Then he thought of a pun that just tickled him — a straw bale not made out of stalks of grain but the non-biodegradable, plastic tubes we get with every drink.

Overdose Lifeline — Carmel Church Adopts New Initiative Combating Opioids
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Overdose Lifeline — Carmel Church Adopts New Initiative Combating Opioids

Volunteers from Overdose Lifeline will lead both educational and emotional support sessions. Zehr says his parish, Carmel Christian Church, is the first PAL group in Hamilton County and others are considering similar programs. He says the opioid crisis is everyone’s issue.

Episcopal Diocese, IUYA, MAI — “Families Belong Together Day of Action”
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Episcopal Diocese, IUYA, MAI — “Families Belong Together Day of Action”

Members of the Interchurch Community take the lead organizing support for stopping family separation.

AFSC — “Nakba Day Vigil on Monument Circle Mourns Loss of Life in Gaza”
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AFSC — “Nakba Day Vigil on Monument Circle Mourns Loss of Life in Gaza”

NUVO writes a long article about AFSC’s protest about the Israeli treatment of Gazans.

MAI — “Fort Wayne mayor welcomes Muslims for Ramadan meal”
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MAI — “Fort Wayne mayor welcomes Muslims for Ramadan meal”

Henry hosted the 10th annual Mayor’s Iftar Monday night at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. More than 150 Fort Wayne Muslim residents shared the sundown meal, or Iftar, at the event.

CIC — Marion County Mental Health Courts
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CIC — Marion County Mental Health Courts

Every third Wednesday, the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health hosts a luncheon to discuss various mental health topics. This month’s topic: Marion County’s Mental Health courts.

VIPS — “Serving Up A Difference”
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VIPS — “Serving Up A Difference”

VIPS is a unique agency, one that other states and even countries around the world are looking to for guidance.