The Interchurch Community in the News

Sierra Club, Earth Chartr, H-IPL — “Renewable energy advocates lobby legislators”
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Sierra Club, Earth Chartr, H-IPL — “Renewable energy advocates lobby legislators”

The event was co-hosted by Solar United Neighbors of Indiana, Indiana Distributed Energy Alliance, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, Citizens Action Coalition, Hoosier Environmental Council, Solarize Indiana, Sierra Club and Earth Charter Indiana.

MAI — “IN Focus: Central Indiana Muslim community calls for change after mass shootings in New Zealand”
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MAI — “IN Focus: Central Indiana Muslim community calls for change after mass shootings in New Zealand”

A mass shooting in New Zealand at two mosques felt personal to many in the Muslim community in central Indiana. They said it has shaken them, but some were not really surprised it happened.

MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”
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MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”

“Every time there is a shooting in any house of worship, mosque, synagogue or church, we Muslims wonder ‘Are we going to be next?'” Imam Ahmed Alamine said.

MAI — “Central Indiana’s Muslim community heartbroken after shootings at New Zealand mosques”
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MAI — “Central Indiana’s Muslim community heartbroken after shootings at New Zealand mosques”

“We are all devastated,” said Faryal Khatri, board member of Muslim Alliance of Indiana.Khatri was heartbroken going to afternoon prayers on Friday. She was worshiping just like dozens of others in New Zealand before 49 people were gunned down.

CHIP — “Home For LGBTQ Youth Taps Executive Director”
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CHIP — “Home For LGBTQ Youth Taps Executive Director”

“All homelessness is tragic, but homeless LGBTQ youth are in deep and immediate peril,” Leigh Ann Hirschman, Trinity Haven board chair, said in a news release. “Many are terrified to ask for help from programs not tailored to their needs.”

Overdose Lifeline — “‘This really does save lives’: Narcan training helps local coffee shop owner save life”
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Overdose Lifeline — “‘This really does save lives’: Narcan training helps local coffee shop owner save life”

The founder of a local coffee shop jumped into action to save a life just hours after hosting a training class for the opiate overdose reversal drug naloxone.

Overdose Lifeline — “Black Balloon Day is raising drug awareness”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Black Balloon Day is raising drug awareness”

Black Balloon Day is an international day to bring awareness to overdose deaths began when Massachusetts resident Greg Tremblay died of an overdose five years ago and his family chose to fly a black balloon in remembrance.

VIPS — “VIPS of Indiana Helping people ‘see’ art in a different way with the ReVision Art Gallery”
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VIPS — “VIPS of Indiana Helping people ‘see’ art in a different way with the ReVision Art Gallery”

This annual event is made so that people who struggle to see can experience art in their way, by touching it. Often we are told we aren’t allowed to touch art, but this flips the script and it is a very interesting experience.

Sierra Club, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, Earth Charter — “First-Ever Renewable Energy Day Held at the Statehouse”
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Sierra Club, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, Earth Charter — “First-Ever Renewable Energy Day Held at the Statehouse”

John Mundell is a member of Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light and the Archdiocese Creation Care Team of Indianapolis. He said he was invited to help launch part of the Global Catholic Climate Unit by the Vatican after Pope Francis published his encyclical.

Overdose Lifeline — “In memory of Savannah”
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Overdose Lifeline — “In memory of Savannah”

Several black balloons in memory of Reiter were displayed in Burns’ front yard Wednesday. According to Overdose Lifeline Inc.’s website, Black Balloon Day is an international event that brings awareness to overdose deaths.