The Interchurch Community in the News

Earth Charter — “Lafayette to begin work on climate resolution in 2020, invites public to be involved in the process”
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Earth Charter — “Lafayette to begin work on climate resolution in 2020, invites public to be involved in the process”

Roswarski will enlist the help of Purdue student Iris O’Donnell Bellisario, who, through Earth Charter Indiana, has previously helped the cities of West Lafayette and Indianapolis develop and write their climate change resolutions.

CHIP — “They were spending $1,000 a day on crack and heroin. Then she cried out to God”
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CHIP — “They were spending $1,000 a day on crack and heroin. Then she cried out to God”

In September, Moran’s family watched from the audience as she accepted the Diamond Service Award from Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, which recognizes individuals who have overcome homelessness and is now giving back.

Faith Hope Love Community — “Souped up school bus aims to feed Indy’s hungry”
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Faith Hope Love Community — “Souped up school bus aims to feed Indy’s hungry”

Merlin Gonzales is President/CEO of Faith Hope and Love Community. It’s a non-profit that aims to help solve hunger in Indiana. “We want to be able to establish missionary hubs, resources hubs, including food in food desert areas, because you and I know food insecurity could be a symptom of other needs in the community,” said Gonzales.

Sierra Club: “Energy is changing; we must change too”
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Sierra Club: “Energy is changing; we must change too”

“I came to my work as Senior Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Indiana because of my concern about the health impacts of the poor air quality in our region due to the high concentration of coal-fired power plants.”

Sierra Club — “Preparing for a post-coal world”
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Sierra Club — “Preparing for a post-coal world”

The EPA proposal would set back deadlines for companies to close improperly lined ash ponds, said Jodi Perras, deputy regional director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign

Overdose Lifeline — “Why This Group Handles Grief By Boxing”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Why This Group Handles Grief By Boxing”

Overdose Lifeline has run a grief support group for years. The boxing class is relatively new, and is open to people dealing with all kinds of grief.

JCRC — “Concerns over Americans’ lack of knowledge about the Holocaust”
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JCRC — “Concerns over Americans’ lack of knowledge about the Holocaust”

“We can’t allow ourselves to forget the tragedy of the Holocaust, the sheer scope of it,” David Sklar, Assistant Director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, said.

JCRC — “Indiana Civil Rights Commission hosts holocaust remembrance in Indianapolis”
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JCRC — “Indiana Civil Rights Commission hosts holocaust remembrance in Indianapolis”

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indiana Civil Rights Commission Executive Director Gregory L. Wilson will give remarks at the event, which will include a keynote address from World War II Veteran and Kristallnacht survivor Ernie Lorch, a candle lighting Ceremony, and the reading of names.

CHIP — “Help Wheeler Mission expand women and children’s homeless shelter”
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CHIP — “Help Wheeler Mission expand women and children’s homeless shelter”

According to the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention Homeless county findings, children and youth make up about 30% of the local homeless population.

Covering Kids & Families — “Medicaid Work Requirements, Children’s Insurance: A Conversation”
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Covering Kids & Families — “Medicaid Work Requirements, Children’s Insurance: A Conversation”

All IN guests included Mark Fairchild from Covering Kids and Families, Adam Mueller from Indiana Legal Services, and Joan Alker from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.