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Center for Interfaith Cooperation — “Van Jones headlines CTS event ‘Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact’”
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Center for Interfaith Cooperation — “Van Jones headlines CTS event ‘Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact’”

The discussion was led by moderator Don Knebel, founding board chair of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and vice board chair of the Triangle Education Foundation.

OBAT Helpers — “When a refugee camp becomes a semi-permanent settlement”
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OBAT Helpers — “When a refugee camp becomes a semi-permanent settlement”

“Nadyeli Quiroz and John David Wagner at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design are embarking on a year-long collaboration with OBAT Helpers, an Indianapolis-based community nonprofit, to explore how to create varied functional spaces within the camps, such as outdoor courtyards or provisional pop-up designs.”

IIC & CIC — Indianapolis Spiritual Trail
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IIC & CIC — Indianapolis Spiritual Trail

The spiritual trail begins at the Indiana Interchurch Center, where pilgrims have the chance to walk the outdoor, Chartres style labyrinth. It then continues on a series of paths along the Central Canal Towpath and the White River.

Overdose Lifeline — Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy, Reaches Settlement With Several States
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Overdose Lifeline — Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy, Reaches Settlement With Several States

Director and founder of Overdose Lifeline Justin Philips says Purdue Pharma and other pharmaceutical companies have changed the culture in which doctors and patients deal with pain and it may be hard to change it back.

Sierra Club — EPA’s Cross-state Pollution Rules Under Fire
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Sierra Club — EPA’s Cross-state Pollution Rules Under Fire

A pair of court decisions may force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revise the way it handles the amount of air pollution allowed to travel from heavy polluting states, like Indiana, to downwind states.

Women4Change — Two IU Employees To Be Honored Tonight by the Indiana Commission for Women
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Women4Change — Two IU Employees To Be Honored Tonight by the Indiana Commission for Women

Sasso serves on numerous boards including the Indiana Humanities Council and is a co-founder of Women4Change Indiana.

Center for Interfaith Cooperation — Indy Festival of Faiths: Embracing Religious Diversity
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Center for Interfaith Cooperation — Indy Festival of Faiths: Embracing Religious Diversity

The 7th Annual Indy Festival of Faiths was a ‘Sangam’ (confluence) of many cultures and religious traditions. Organized by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Downtown, Indianapolis, the Religious Diversity festival attracted a large number of visitors and participants from all major religions of the world and interfaith communities.

CHIP — Here’s what Joe Hogsett and Jim Merritt say they’ll do to end homelessness in Indianapolis
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CHIP — Here’s what Joe Hogsett and Jim Merritt say they’ll do to end homelessness in Indianapolis

Mayor Joe Hogsett and his Republican challenger, Sen. Jim Merritt, broke down their strategies for combating homelessness in Marion County Wednesday evening at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention’s annual Celebration fundraiser.

CHIP — Indy mayoral candidates want state law to better protect tenants
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CHIP — Indy mayoral candidates want state law to better protect tenants

Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt participated in a discussion about homelessness at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention annual fundraiser and awards presentation on Wednesday evening.

Overdose Lifeline — Extension program addresses rural opioid misuse
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Overdose Lifeline — Extension program addresses rural opioid misuse

Requirements to become a trainer include completing online trainings and a remote training with Kourtnaye Sturgeon of Overdose Lifeline Inc. Trainers earn $100 per presentation.