Faith & Action Project
Emergency-relief grants awarded to 7 poverty-fighting projects. Read more.
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 allowed 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. For a grant application, click here.
Launched in 2016, the Faith & Action Project at Christian Theological Seminary is supported from the Mike and Sue Smith Family Fund and Lumina Foundation.
View the video highlights from the 2019 Faith & Action Fall event, “Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact” featuring:
Panel Discussion with Keynote Speaker, Van Jones and Moderator, Don Knebel
Panelists Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. of Eastern Star Church, Center for Leadership Development President Dennis E. Bland and Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana Vice President of Mission and Education Initiatives Betsy Delgado
Ope,pning and Closing Comments, David Mellott, CTS President
View the Fall Conference video discussion guide here.
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