Category: Inspiration

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.

Overdose Lifeline — “Golfers remember those who have lost the battle with addiction”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Golfers remember those who have lost the battle with addiction”

Overdose Lifeline, Inc., held its 4th annual memorial charity golf outing on Thursday at Dye’s Walk Country Club in Greenwood.

OBAT Helpers — “Mission: South Windsor couples bring aid to Rohingya”
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OBAT Helpers — “Mission: South Windsor couples bring aid to Rohingya”

OBAT Helpers has been mobilizing volunteers from around the world to serve in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

CIC — Sassos: “We all must learn to work together”
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CIC — Sassos: “We all must learn to work together”

“The Center for Interfaith Cooperation has become an important part of the religious and cultural fabric of our city and state. We are honored to be designated the 2018 Interfaith Ambassadors of the Year.”