Upcoming Events:




photo of kelly brown douglasThe Soul of the Nation, And the Justice of God

Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas Author of "Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God"


Thursday November 14th 7:00 -9:00 PM
Shelton Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary
What does “Making and Keeping America Great Again” tell us about the soul of our nation? What is the meaning of God’s justice in this culture of “greatness”? The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas’ lecture will address these pressing and complex questions as Americans ready for Election Day 2020.
Date and location TBD

Hosted by CSRES, Christian Theological Seminary, The Center for Religion & American Culture, and the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis 



Investing in the Future of HIP

Presenters: State Senator John Ruckelshaus, Republican; State Representative Robin Shackleford, Democrat; and Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, Secretary, Family and Social Services Administration


Wednesday Nov. 20th 3:30-4:45 PM

Indiana State House, Room 233

This session will explore new investments in the Healthy Indiana Plan, through changes in the next Medicaid waiver, other program developments, community investments through congregations and nonprofit organizations, and possible legislative changes. Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration will lead off with updates on coming changes and new developments in HIP. Then two elected representatives will share their perspectives on HIP and lessons learned from their constituents and their roles on key health committees. Rep. Robin Shackleford is the Ranking Minority Member of the Public Health Committee. Sen. John Ruckelshaus, Ranking Member of the Health and Provider Services Committee. 

Optional Registration here.


Hosted by the HIP: Health Equity, Responsibility, and Community seminar



The Conversion of Marie Tranchepain: Protestant Merchants and Catholic de'votes in the 17th-century French Atlantic

Professor Daniella Kostroun; Associate Professor of History, IUPUI


Friday November 22nd 3:00 - 5:00 PM

IUPUI Campus, Cavanaugh Hall, Room 438


Hosted by the Religious Persecution and Religious Pluralism in the Early Modern World seminar



Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Ethics in Society, and Co-Director of the Center on Philosophy and Civil Society, Stanford University


Thursday December 5th 12-1:30 PM

IUPUI Campus, University Hall, Room 1006

Reich will be in conversation with us around the themes of his new book, Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton, 2018). His book draws together many of the main themes we have been discussing over the past year together: Is there any role for philanthropy to play in a democracy? If so, what might that particular role be? How can models of philanthropy align with theories of justice amidst growing inequality?  

RSVP to for  lunch count.


Hosted by the Philanthropy and the Public Good(s) seminar



Edgar Villanueva

Author of Decolonizing Wealth


January 30th 2020 12-1:30 PM

More TBD

Hosted by the Philanthropy and the Public Good(s) seminar



Roots and Resistance: Uneasy Relationships between White Nationalism and Christianity

Presenters: TBD


Week of February 17th 2020, Time TBD

Center for Interfaith Cooperation, 1100 West 42nd Street, Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46208

This session will surface the uncomfortable relationships between Christianity, white nationalism, and far-right ideologies, as well as identify the ways in which Christian individuals and movements are disrupting these relationships.


Hosted by the Effects and Echoes: The Impact of White Nationalism on Religious Communities seminar



Unraveling White Nationalism: Antisemitism and Islamophobia as Central Ideologies in White Replacement Theory

Presenters: Eric Ward, Rabbi Shelly Goldman, and Imam Ahmed Alamine


Tuesday March 10th 7:00 PM

IUPUI Campus Theatre, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This session will explore the ways in which antisemitism and Islamophobia are central to the philosophical and practical underpinnings of the set of white nationalist ideologies.


Hosted by the Effects and Echoes: The Impact of White Nationalism on Religious Communities seminar



Confronting White Nationalism in our Scholarship, Teaching, and Service: A Working Seminar

Presenter: TBD


Week of April 13th, Time TBD

IUPUI Campus, Global Crossroads Classroom, ES 2132

This session will set the stage for disrupting white nationalism through our scholarship, teaching, and service through a facilitated strategy-setting session.


Hosted by the Effects and Echoes: The Impact of White Nationalism on Religious Communities seminar