Beyond Dead: A Youth Response

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When and Where:
Sunday, November 6, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
at Indiana Interchurch Center

1100 West 42nd St., Ste. 125, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Special Venue Instructions: Parking to the rear of building
(Panel Coordinator), Indiana Interchurch Center, NA, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, Center for Interfaith Cooperation

OPTIONAL: Bring new children's athletic shoes (sizes 10-4) and help Spirit & Place support Samaritan's Feet.

Event Description:

Join local students as they display works of art that explore how their faith helps them respond to death. Youth of today face death in all its forms and finality to a degree not experienced by previous generations. They are constantly exposed to the threat of, and actual, death through popular media and in their personal lives.The youth's artwork portrays the body as it has existed on earth and/or the body as it transitions into a more ethereal condition or, as in some traditions, even into non-entity.

During the opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 6, view the art created by the students and eavesdrop on a “fishbowl” dialogue that allows students to discuss their work and break down social, political, and religious barriers in a safe space. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art.

An awards ceremony and dialogue on Saturday, Nov. 12, will feature a panel of interfaith leaders and artists as they explore death and dying and the presentation of the Youth Art awards, all of which will be videotaped for YouTube.

Presented by the Indiana Interchurch Center, Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts, and Center for Interfaith Cooperation. Questions? Call 317-923-3617 or email

This event occurs on Sunday, November 6th and Saturday, November 12th.

See "View More Detail" for info on student exhibit entry.
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