The Interchurch Community in the News

OBAT Helpers & the transformation of Bangladesh
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OBAT Helpers & the transformation of Bangladesh

October 7th — One of the most important groups working in South Asia is OBAT Helpers, which helps empower a group of 300,000 people living in squalid camps in Bangladesh.

Reception for “A River Runs Through it: Connecting Life in Indiana to the Waters around Us”
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Reception for “A River Runs Through it: Connecting Life in Indiana to the Waters around Us”

September 18th — The exhibition explores the vital need for stewardship, sustainability, awareness, and advocacy for Indiana’s water.

Lunch & Learn about AFSC’s work in Palestine & Israel
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Lunch & Learn about AFSC’s work in Palestine & Israel

September 30th — Erin Polley will be visiting AFSC programs in Palestine and Israel September 4-15. Join her for a Middle Eastern lunch and hear about the people, places and history she will encounter on this delegation.

Discuss the Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change
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Discuss the Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change

November 8th — Follow up Pope Francis’s visit to the US in September by discussing the import of his encyclical, “Care for Our Common Home” … and take it to your congregation.

The Indy Festival of Faiths was a grand success
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The Indy Festival of Faiths was a grand success

On August 30th the 3rd Indy Festival of Faiths was held at Veterans Memorial Plaza downtown. It was a great day, with nearly 3,000 participants visiting exhibits from more than 100 congregations and community organizations.

Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP)
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Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP)

CHIP mobilizes, advocates and empowers community collaboration towards ending homelessness and fosters an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention in the greater Indianapolis area.

Summer Youth Camp is happening @ IIC
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Summer Youth Camp is happening @ IIC

Swimming, fishing, golf lessons, smoothie-making … this much summer was just part of the first week of Summer Youth Camp.

From the Star: “Interfaith engagement helps us to understand others”
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From the Star: “Interfaith engagement helps us to understand others”

CIC Executive Director Charlie Wiles share his thoughts about the significance of interfaith interaction, and why you should attend the Festival of Faiths August 30. [box] Charlie Wiles, Indianapolis Star July 19,…

Way to go VIPS!
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Way to go VIPS!

Congratulations to Interchurch community member Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS Indiana), which has announced that an appropriation has been added to the Indiana State Budget.

“Vision Changes Lives” — A book to remember
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“Vision Changes Lives” — A book to remember

Before I read the book I was prepared to say: “You ought to buy this book.” Now that I’ve read Vision Changes Lives, I have to say: “This is a very good book, you need to buy it.”