As homicides climbed toward an all-time high last decade, Indianapolis' gun violence prevention work was underfunded, understaffed and poorly coordinated, according to a report obtained by IndyStar.
Rena Allen, a community organizer with Faith in Indiana, said she grew angry after seeing that IMPD was responsible for the highest rate of dog bites among large departments. It hurt even more to [...]
The Indianapolis City-County Council voted Monday night to reform the policy-making body for the city's police department, a proposal that earlier in the evening drew crowds of opponents and [...]
Let's be clear: Any system that continuously exempts an elite few from accountability is a system that has failed. Over and over again, the very law enforcement officers sworn to protect us [...]
In a move aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus in Indianapolis, the city has given the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health $10.5 million to hire and manage more than [...]
The proposal seeks to add more community voices to police policy and follows national protests over law enforcement accountability spurred by police killings of Black people nationwide.
An IndyStar analysis of ZIP code level data reveals that COVID-19 infection rates in predominantly nonwhite ZIP codes such as Martindale-Brightwood's are nearly three times as high as in the [...]
Perla Alamillo was relieved Thursday when she heard the Supreme Court had rejected the Trump administration's attempt to end the Obama-era DACA program. ... Still, she said, it isn't enough.
"The simple truth is this: We must hear the anguished cries of our black neighbors who were born into a system where, from the moment of birth, they are forced to bear the weight of over 400 [...]
"You've got to be actively involved not just in this moment, but you've got to be actively involved with this movement," said J. Rashad Jones, pastor of Sanders Temple Church of God in Christ. [...]
"Dear God, we pray for our nation, with all of its racial divide, with all of its police brutality, with all its social injustice, with all the lives being circulated," said Jeffrey A. Johnson, [...]
The event is described as a "socially distant processional" and is organized by faith leaders affiliated with Faith in Indiana, a federation of Faith in Action.
"(The governor) says everyday that we’re all in this together," Ana Gonzales, a Fort Wayne resident and the daughter of immigrants, said at a virtual town hall that more than 300 listeners [...]
Faith in Indiana, a nonprofit network of clergy, public school employees, health care professionals and other workers statewide, has issued an open letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb urging action to [...]
Letter to the Editor from Indiana ClergyIndianapolis Star | Aug. 15, 2019Read the article at its source. When members of our human family are treated like “others” and targeted by hate, we have a [...]
When the social action group Faith in Indiana decided to reach out this session to state legislators on issues most important to those who are marginalized, health care easily landed among the [...]
Indianapolis, IN -As of Oct. 27, the Tornillo shelter still housed more than 1,600 children from ages 12 to 17, according to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, the El Paso Times [...]
Indianapolis – The crowd roared with applause during the rabbi’s stirring speech, rising slowly to their feet. “I take that as an applause for life,” said Rabbi Dennis Sasso, of [...]
Indianapolis’ “Little Church on the Circle” captured national attention Tuesday after it placed Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a cage to protest immigration policies accused of [...]
INDIANAPOLIS – When Harlon Wilson started speaking at an immigration rally Saturday in Indianapolis, many in the audience questioned what his story could be. Wilson is white. He said he [...]