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JCRC, Women4Change — “Indiana Senate votes to send controversial hate crimes bill to governor”
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JCRC, Women4Change — “Indiana Senate votes to send controversial hate crimes bill to governor”

“Although age, sex, gender and gender identity are missing from SB198, the millions of Hoosiers who identify with these characteristics are not missing from our coalition’s unwavering support, and we will continue to work to ensure that they are added, and specifically identified, in the statute.”

JCRC — “Amended bias crimes bill draws support, scorn”
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JCRC — “Amended bias crimes bill draws support, scorn”

The bias crimes language that was accepted on a voice vote mentions color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation, but doesn’t explicitly cover age, sex or gender identity.

JCRC — “Solidarity Event at Local Mosque Brings Jews and Muslims Together”
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JCRC — “Solidarity Event at Local Mosque Brings Jews and Muslims Together”

As the Jewish congregation members stood holding signs, Masjid Al-Fajr congregants came up to them, using the Hebrew greeting shalom, meaning peace, and some Jews said the Arabic salaam in response, also meaning peace, as they all shook hands.

JCRC — “Indiana State House Democrats urge public pressure to resurrect gutted hate crimes bill”
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JCRC — “Indiana State House Democrats urge public pressure to resurrect gutted hate crimes bill”

“We pulled our support. I would consider Senate Bill 12 to be a blank piece of paper,” said Sklar, who is also assistant director of the Jewish Community Relations Council in Indianapolis.

Interchurch Community — “Faith leaders call for comprehensive bias crimes law”
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Interchurch Community — “Faith leaders call for comprehensive bias crimes law”

The Interchurch Community was fully engaged at a call for the Legislature to pass a stringent anti-hate crime bill.

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.

JCRC — “Indiana Governor: Citizens Contact Legislators To Pass Specific Hate Crimes Law”
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JCRC — “Indiana Governor: Citizens Contact Legislators To Pass Specific Hate Crimes Law”

“We applaud Gov. Holcomb for his continued leadership on this issue, and for his commitment to ensuring that Indiana gets its bias crimes law right.”

JCRC — “Hollowed-Out Hate Crimes Bill Heads to House”
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JCRC — “Hollowed-Out Hate Crimes Bill Heads to House”

“The Indiana Jewish community established the JCRC in 1942, while the Holocaust was unfolding in Europe. The core of JCRC’s mission is to safeguard Jews by combating antisemitism and working in coalition with other groups that fight discrimination and bigotry through relationship-building and education.”

Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”
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Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”

“We took that back to the committee, and we looked at it and agreed [it was problematic],” says Wiles. The JCRC and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana also concurred that the suggested film was problematic, and a different film was chosen.

Earth Charter, Women4Change — “Lawmakers urged to enact redistricting commission reform bill”
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Earth Charter, Women4Change — “Lawmakers urged to enact redistricting commission reform bill”

Organizations which have signed a letter to legislative leaders include … Women4Change Indiana Action Fund… , Earth Charter Indiana, Indiana