Climate Change and American Religion: Resetting the Agenda

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Climate change is real, and the danger is urgent. Can religion contribute to meaningful change, or are the main solutions political? Join Peter Thuesen, author of Tornado God, as we discuss one of the biggest challenges of our time. Throughout U.S. history, religion – particularly Christianity – has inspired radical change in some and passivity […]

Free

Past the Klan: The Roots of Racism in IPS and Beyond

Central Library, Center for Black Literature & Culture 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Go on a journey through the last 100 years of IPS’s past to dispel urban myths and uncover hidden stories around race and racism, religion, gender, ethnicity, geography, and politics. After a brief presentation on IPS’s history, participants will be divided into small groups and given a research-based packet including historic newspaper clippings, IPS board […]

Free

We Are The Change We’ve Been Waiting For: A Practical Guide to Social Change

Indiana Interchurch Center 1100 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN

Transform a mindset of "that's terrible" into "I can be the change!" after hearing from grassroots activists and learning practical action steps for social change. Beginning with a panel discussion featuring local activists followed by small group discussions, participants will explore clear, easy-to-understand strategies they can use to confront challenges they see in the world. […]

Free

Powerful Conversations on Race (Nov.)

Powerful Conversations on Race (PCR) is a monthly community dialogue series -- with two tracks -- exploring topics around race, racism, and the resulting impact. These sessions provide a means of getting comfortable talking about uncomfortable topics are are rooted in humanities- and art-based materials and sources. This IS NOT a lecture or book club, […]

Free