In April, the CTS Faith & Action Project provided $75,000 in emergency relief grants to seven organizations whose work to reduce poverty in Indianapolis includes mental health services and family stability measures. Read more about this here.
On May 18th, Lindsey Rabinowitch, Program Director of the Faith & Action Project, was joined on WFYI’s “All IN” radio show with representatives from three organizations that received grant money: Allison Luthe, Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Center, Ashley Overley, CEO of the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center at Eskenazi Health, and Jami Schnurpel, Director of Survivor Services at the Julian Center.
The on-air conversation detailed many of important services that these organizations provide and the complications and difficulties that have arisen because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also addressed how the Faith & Action Project emergency grants were helping in this critical time of need. For example, Ashley Overley explained how responding to the pandemic by using teletherapy for Eskinazi’s client services helps to overcome obstacles to transportation, while at the same time creating new ones of access and equipment. Overley explained how the Faith & Action Project emergency grant is helping Eskinazi to bridge these gaps.
Learn more about these vital organizations, their ongoing work, and the Faith & Action Project emergency grants by listening to the episode here.
Also included in the June 2020 Christian Theological Seminary Connection
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- Members of the CTS Community Join Processional for Racial Justice - President David M. Mellott noted in his recent “Letter to Congregations” that members of the CTS faculty, staff, alumni, and student body participated in a Processional for Racial Justice on May 31, 2020. In the letter, President Mellott explained, “As religious leaders and people of faith in the city and the region we gathered and […]
- CTS Honors its 2020 Graduates in Unexpected Ways - Like so many other schools, colleges, and seminaries, Christian Theological Seminary had to adjust its annual commencement ceremonies this year, but the administration, staff, and faculty worked hard to honor its 2020 graduates. Although pre-commencement events and the annual graduation reception were canceled, CTS marked the occasion by sending each of the graduates a party […]
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- Faith & Action Project Emergency Grant Recipients on WFYI’s “All IN” - In April, the CTS Faith & Action Project provided $75,000 in emergency relief grants to seven organizations whose work to reduce poverty in Indianapolis includes mental health services and family stability measures. Read more about this here. On May 18th, Lindsey Rabinowitch, Program Director of the Faith & Action Project, was joined on WFYI’s “All […]
- CTS Faculty Recommend Summer Reading - Summer often provides an opportunity to catch up on some backlogged reading. Since there are never too many recommendations, we checked in with several members of the CTS faculty to see what they are reading and what they have recently written. President David M. Mellott Recent/current reads: Ezra Klein, Why We’re Polarized (Simon & Schuster, […]
- Faith & Action Project June 2020 Newsletter - Read the newest edition of the Faith & Action Project’s monthly newsletter!
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