Faith & Action Project
Indianapolis leads the nation in so many positive ways, but it’s also a leader in one very negative way: poverty. A variety of studies and statistics bear this out, but perhaps none is more sobering than this: The city’s general poverty rate and child poverty rate both exceed national rates by nearly a third.
The Faith & Action Project at Christian Theological Seminary is dedicated to helping to spark a revolution of hope by bringing together faith communities, nonprofit organizations and leaders in business and government in a collaborative effort to turn back the tide of poverty.
It does this through three complementary components:
- The Faith & Action Fall Event allows the community to listen in as national experts discuss the big issues, helping to frame the challenges we face and inspire big ideas.
- The Faith & Action Spring Conference highlights local initiatives that are making a difference, offers practical information and promotes networking and collaboration among organizations fighting poverty.
- The Faith & Action Grant Program makes resources available to initiatives and collaborations with effective approaches to addressing poverty in Central Indiana.
Launched in 2016, the Faith & Action Project at Christian Theological Seminary is supported from the Mike and Sue Smith Family Fund and Lumina Foundation.
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