For Immediate Release
July 6, 2017
Indianapolis, IN – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church created the Center for Faith, Justice and the Arts in order to fulfill the promise of our Baptismal Covenant to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being. To achieve this, the Center will use the arts to create community-wide experiences and conversations that raise awareness about issues of injustice and lead to faithful and transformative engagement in the community. St. Paul’s engaged the services of James D. Klote & Associates to conduct a Capital Campaign raising funds for the creation of the visionary Center. The Center’s first event, a benefit concert with Brooklyn Nomads was held at Indiana Landmarks Center, Grand Hall, featuring music and artists from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
This unique opportunity is presented by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s newly-developed Center for Faith, Justice and the Arts, and IndyFringe. “Today we struggle as a society with the basic question of hospitality: who belongs and who is acceptable?” says The Rev. John Denson, St. Paul’s Rector. “With this inaugural event of the Center for Faith, Justice and the Arts we hope, through the music of the Brooklyn Nomads, to create an experience that opens our eyes to see as God sees; which is to see that all people belong and all are acceptable.”
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