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JCRC — “Indianapolis faith leaders call for unity, vigilance after synagogue shooting”
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JCRC — “Indianapolis faith leaders call for unity, vigilance after synagogue shooting”

After Saturday’s rampage at the Tree of Life Synagogue, the Jewish Community Relations Council in Indianapolis said anti-Semitic acts and expressions are “at an all time high, and increasing fastest in the Midwest.”

JCRC — “Central Indiana Jewish community ‘appalled’ after synagogue shooting”
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JCRC — “Central Indiana Jewish community ‘appalled’ after synagogue shooting”

The attack on Squirrel Hills is a hate crime. The JCRC condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific attack on Jewish-Americans that happened today inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

CIC — “Message ‘We are Sikh’ was delivered by tying over 300 turbans”
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CIC — “Message ‘We are Sikh’ was delivered by tying over 300 turbans”

Those who got turbans tyed looked cheerful and  enthusiastic. Some of them also posed for photos, with folded hands, in front of the Golden Temple poster.

CIC — “Indy’s Festival of Faiths invites all religions”
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CIC — “Indy’s Festival of Faiths invites all religions”

The Indy’s Festival of Faiths is very much reflective of that same spirit spoken of in the Qur’an and demonstrated by Prophet Muhammed and the Negus of Abyssinia; people of faith, regardless of their faith, must be mindful of the well-being of all people of faith.

Overdose Lifeline — “Public health conference to focus on how to help Hoosier drug users stay safe, alive”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Public health conference to focus on how to help Hoosier drug users stay safe, alive”

News at IU, October 10, 2018 An Indiana public health conference focused on harm reduction that aims to help people who use drugs stay safe and stay alive is expected to draw…

JCRC — “Debate Over Hate Crime Bill: All or Nothing”
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JCRC — “Debate Over Hate Crime Bill: All or Nothing”

Bills allowing longer sentences for hate crimes have died in the Senate the last two years, and in the House the year before that. Governor Holcomb has said he’ll support a hate crimes bill in the 2019 legislative session.

JCRC — “Anti-Semitism in Schools on the Rise”
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JCRC — “Anti-Semitism in Schools on the Rise”

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council led a discussion on the rise of anti-Semitic acts in schools Wednesday.  Earlier this month, swastikas were drawn in a boy’s bathroom at Pike High School.

Sierra Club — “Advocates: Indiana’s energy future shouldn’t be written by utilities only”
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Sierra Club — “Advocates: Indiana’s energy future shouldn’t be written by utilities only”

Clean energy advocates see the Indiana General Assembly as hostile to renewables and Gov. Eric Holcomb as silent on energy issues. Indiana’s policy makers could also benefit from an independent analysis of a clean energy transition in the state, Bredhold said.

Overdose Lifeline — Indiana Public Health Conference to focus on ‘Saving Lives and Communities’ on Harm Reduction Day
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Overdose Lifeline — Indiana Public Health Conference to focus on ‘Saving Lives and Communities’ on Harm Reduction Day

The conference, sponsored by Indiana University’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge, provides an opportunity for people from diverse perspectives to work together to achieve a shared goal of addressing Indiana’s most pressing public health issues.

Women 4 Change — Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana
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Women 4 Change — Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana

Desiree Williams, "Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana," Current October 2, 2018 Indiana received a D rating in the 2018 Status of Women in the…