The Interchurch Community in the News

Maria Pimentel-Gannon — “‘It’s really, really hard not be affected’: Hoosier volunteers return from trip to border”
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Maria Pimentel-Gannon — “‘It’s really, really hard not be affected’: Hoosier volunteers return from trip to border”

A group of 16 Hoosiers, including attorneys and interpreters, is back from southern Texas where they spent a week at the country’s largest detention center for women and their children.

MAI — “‘Far from humanity’: Mourners remember IU alumus slain in alleged hate crime”
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MAI — “‘Far from humanity’: Mourners remember IU alumus slain in alleged hate crime”

The lack of a hate crime charge has led human rights groups around the state to organize protests and vigils. People attended a separate candlelight vigil for Ayoubi on March 1 in Indianapolis organized by the Muslim Alliance of Indiana.

VIPS — “reVISION art exhibit explores art through eyes of visually impaired”
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VIPS — “reVISION art exhibit explores art through eyes of visually impaired”

reVISION is a unique and interactive exhibition of works by regional Indiana artists who were challenged to explore the world of art through the eyes of the visually impaired. reVISION will transform the traditional gallery presentation into a tactile, auditory, olfactory and spatial experience that welcomes everyone, blind and sighted alike.

VIPS — “Art exhibit accessible to visually impaired comes to Indianapolis”
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VIPS — “Art exhibit accessible to visually impaired comes to Indianapolis”

The Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) to hold its fourth tactile art exhibition in Indianapolis starting Friday, March 8.

MAI — “Faiths come together to honor victim of road rage shooting”
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MAI — “Faiths come together to honor victim of road rage shooting”

“A young, vibrant, loving and intelligent Hoosier is no longer with us,” said Aliya Amin with the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. “No community should have to mourn, looking over the shoulders for fear of hate.”

Interchurch Community — “Hoosiers deserve ‘specific and clear’ hate crime law”
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Interchurch Community — “Hoosiers deserve ‘specific and clear’ hate crime law”

We are grateful for our elected officials and hold them in prayer as they craft this needed law. May such legislation underscore the dignity of all whom God has created and reflect our proud history of Hoosier hospitality.

MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”
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MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”

On Friday night, friends and family of Mustafa were to gather downtown to remember him. A candlelight vigil will start up around 6:30 p.m.

JCRC — “Indiana Governor: Citizens Contact Legislators To Pass Specific Hate Crimes Law”
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JCRC — “Indiana Governor: Citizens Contact Legislators To Pass Specific Hate Crimes Law”

“We applaud Gov. Holcomb for his continued leadership on this issue, and for his commitment to ensuring that Indiana gets its bias crimes law right.”

CIC — “The interfaith ambassadors of 2019”
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CIC — “The interfaith ambassadors of 2019”

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) has deemed it proper to honor me and my wife Carolyn as the Interfaith Ambassadors of 2019. We are both humbled.

CHIP — “New Funding For Indy Program To Help Homeless Maintain Permanent Housing”
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CHIP — “New Funding For Indy Program To Help Homeless Maintain Permanent Housing”

Indianapolis officials on Tuesday announced new funding for a program that helps people who are homeless find and maintain permanent housing.