From EDWIN L. BECKER: THE STORY OF THE INDIANA INTERCHURCH CENTER, 1991
The original owners and tenants of the Indiana Interchurch Center when it opened July 5, 1967:
Over fifty years, some of the denominational headquarters moved to other space, some organizations ceased operations. Today the Interchurch Center’s judicatories are:
The American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis is also Interchurch Center, but has no financial investment in the building. Historically, three others had financial interest in the property: what is now the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, what was the Indiana Council of Churches, and what was the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis. Christian Theological Seminary has an interest in the land since they lease it to us, and one of our Board members represents CTS.
Over time, many nonprofits moved into the Center, including the Jewish Community Relations Council in 1979, and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana in 2011. Many of these new organizations are faith-based, others are secular. But all are driven by values of social justice and dignity: protecting the vulnerable, preventing environmental degradation, helping refugees in Indiana and around the world, promoting human and civil rights, and fostering interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
For a sense of how diverse the Interchurch Center is, see a list of member of the Interchurch Community. You can see some of the passions for justice and dignity that drive the Community.