Faith, Justice & the Arts

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s initiative for Faith, Justice and the Arts has been created 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, we 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.

Faith, Justice and the Arts uses diverse artistic collaborations to awaken inspire and empower communities to strive for justice and peace among all peoples.

  • FAITH: Building trust to dismantle the systems that divides us.
  • JUSTICE: Cultivating reconciliation that forms healed communities.
  • ARTS: Creating experiences that transform each of us.

Kate Appel
Susanne Bowen (Chair)
Rusty Broxterman
Alan Davis
Pauline Moffatt (IndyFringe)
Barbara Pierce
Beth Shields
Morgan Smith
John Sturman
The Rev. John Denson (Rector, ex officio)

We are currently working on three initiatives for 2018 and 2019. We hope to have more specific information to share soon. Steering Committee meeting minutes can be found online here.

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In June 2017 we partnered with IndyFringe to sponsor a benefit concert by the Brooklyn Nomads from New York City. Held at the Indiana Landmarks Center, the concert was a two-hour musical tribute to the six countries named in the March 16, 2017 travel ban – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The Brooklyn Nomads’ music was an expression of support and gratitude towards the rich melting pot of the entire United States, which enabled this group to come to life. The evening also included testimonies from recent refugees who have settled in Indianapolis. Proceeds from the ticket sales supported Exodus Refugee Immigration and the Immigrant Welcome Center. To see photographs from the concert, click here.

Do you know an artist who might be interesting in partnering with us? Do you have an idea for an event that the Faith, Justice and the Arts initiative could sponsor to raise awareness about an issue of injustice? Would you like to be involved? Do you have questions? Get in touch with us at fja@stpaulsindy.org.

Click here to make a financial gift in support of the Faith, Justice & the Arts initiative.