Written + Spoken Word,

Kick-off Convention for Indianapolis Congregation Action Network

When: Tue., March 6, 7 p.m. 2012

“We were each drawn from our shared faith traditions — of loving our neighbor — and a strong fellowship developed.” — explained Father John McCaslin, pastor of Saint Anthony’s Catholic Parish.

Over 1,000 Indianapolis residents, along with a core group of high-level city officials, are set to attend a March 6 kick-off convention of the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN). The more than thirty participating congregations that comprise IndyCAN will use this event as a launching point for dialogue between the city’s policy-makers and local Hoosiers hardest hit by the economic recession. The public is invited.

Mayor Ballard, City-Council President Maggie Lewis and Public Safety Director Frank Straub will be in attendance, addressing the audience. Also, expect personal testimonies collected as a result of IndyCAN’s extensive grassroots research.

“The convention will be the beginning of a process of working together,” said Reverend Linda McCrae of Central Christian Church. Located downtown, Central Christian attracts members of various socioeconomic backgrounds from all over the city and is active in IndyCAN. “There is a force and a power in this very grassroots group that will both hold the city accountable and also be for them a source of support for moving important issues forward.”

Price: Free.

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