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The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis was honored to welcome the Former US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom John Hanford. The Federation organized his visit to East 91st Christian Church on April 30th with Indiana's Former Secretary of State, Mr. Edwin Simcox, at the church. He and Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Federation Executive Director, were acknowledged during morning worship. She and Mr. Simcox accompanied him to the the youth and adult classes where he addressed matters of religious persecution and freedoms globally as a US diplomate.
On Wednesday, May 1st, The Federation hosted a continental breakfast with the Former Ambassador where he engaged the attendees in an informative and thought provoking discussion about matters of religious freedoms and persecution. He answered specific questions of the attendees and related to specific issues affecting Hoosiers. The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis thanks the office of Senator Richard Lugar for partnering with us to create such a special opportunity for deepening the faith community's understanding of such timely and relevant issues today.
The following photos are of the Former US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom John Hanford visit to the home of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Indiana Interchurch Center, for continental breakfast. The photos include glimpses of the Former Ambassador, the attendees, President Maria Pimentel-Gannon, and Executive Director, the Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith. Click here for a biography of the Former Ambassador.
This site includes links, worship resources, a bulletin insert, a brochure, and two learning sessions for youth groups. In the coming months, new sessions will be added to this series. The ELCA Justice for Women program will also be providing information about Human Trafficking at their national youth gathering in July. They will be heading up an interactive learning station which will introduce youth and youth leaders to Human Trafficking as well as provide the groundwork for continued conversation and action.
The following presentations are now available:
The 2011 Humanitarian Situations in Ethiopia
The Humanitarian crises in the horn of Africa Covers countries Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya. Click here*
Horn of Africa 2011: A 21st Century Famine
Presentation to the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Interchurch centre By Nigussu Legesse, World Council of Churches, Elgin, 18 October 2011. Click here*
Two gatherings to meet Melina Kennedy, the Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana and Mayor Greg Ballard, running for reelection as the Republican Candidate for Mayor of Indianapolis. Each candidate presented their reasons that they were pursuing the office of mayor in the coming election.
The Race to the Centennial! Please Join us for our 99th Birthday Celebration of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis. Click here for more information.
Centennial Village Mission Day
June 20, 2011
The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis & the Federation's Hispanic Latino Forum invite you to view and reflect on the artwork of Thornton Dial "Hard Truths", Indianapolis Museum of Art (Corner of 38th & Michigan Road), June 9, 2011, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Details here
Thursday May 19th from 11:30 am -1:00 pm on the north steps (Michigan St.) of the Indiana War Memorial join us for "City Wide Prayer Rally" sponsored by Mayor Greg Ballard's Office and the Front Porch Alliance. There will be a presentation by Indianapolis Sister Cities programs and faith leaders from over fifteen congregations will offer prayers that embrace our unique diversity and inspire well being for our city, state and country. The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis will be participating.
Indiana Leadership Prayer Breakfast
Held on March 5, 2011
Featured Morning Prayer, Benediction/Sending and History: click here
The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis has historically been a member of the Indiana Leadership Prayer Breakfast Steering Committee that includes prayers with and for the Governor and State Legislators. The following is a history of the Indiana Leadership Prayer Breakfast, the featured morning prayer and benediction on March 15, 2011. Permission given by the writers/presenters. The theme addressed redemptive suffering.