Faith & Interfaith

Center for Spiritual Direction
Jewish Community Relations Council
The Jewish Community Relations Council has served as the public affairs and intergroup relations agency of the Indianapolis Jewish community since 1942.

As a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the JCRC is charged with the following responsibilities:

1.  Safeguard the rights of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world.

2. Protect, preserve, and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic.

In order to accomplish its goals, JCRC convenes the “common table” around which member agencies meet to design and develop strategies to advance the public affairs goals of the organized Jewish community. The deliberative process of the JCRC allows for open, representative discussion designed to foster consensus.

The efforts of the JCRC reflect the profound Jewish commitment to tikkun olam, the repair of the world. Tikkun olam expresses the shared conviction of the Jewish community to be active in the effort to build a just society.

Muslim Alliance of Indiana
MAI envisions a future in which thriving and integrated Hoosier Muslims serve their broader communities and the state, and in which they are considered as an indispensable component of Indiana’s political, economic, religious and social fabrics. It also works towards building a broad Hoosier Muslim community that is strong in its diversity, inclusive, and is capable of effective collective action to preserve its civil rights and liberties, along with those of other vulnerable groups

MAI’s mission is to:

Advocate on behalf of Hoosier Muslims with government, politicians and law enforcement
Engage Hoosier Muslim individuals and organizations
Empower Hoosier Muslims to accomplish their goals and to serve society
Promote collaboration among Hoosier Muslims
Encourage and nurture a culture of service among Hoosier Muslims

St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community
A spiritual home to all people searching for inclusive leadership and ministry within the sacramental tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, officiated by a Roman Catholic Womanpriest

St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community of Indianapolis offers a spiritual home to all people searching for inclusive leadership and ministry within thesacramental tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.  Recognizing Christ’s presence in each person, we listen, challenge, and empower each other in worship and in service.  We believe the Creator calls all of us to bring justice to the earth.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray, study, teach, and strive to live the Gospel.

We use inclusive language.
We welcome everyone at Mass to join us at the table of the Eucharist.
We follow the same liturgical calendar as other Catholic churches, occasionally substituting non-scriptural readings pertinent to the Liturgy of the Word for that Sunday or special occasion.

Our pastor is a Roman Catholic Womanpriest
Decisions affecting the community are made by the Leadership Circle unless a quick decision is needed.
We make decisions by consensus with the pastor as one member of the Circle.