Religious Organizations

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



Unity of Bloomington, a Center for Spiritual Growth

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Website www.unityofbloomington.org
Phone 812-333-2484
Email ministry [at] unityofbloomington [dot] org
Address 4001 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive spiritual community. We enjoy exploring teachings from Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism and more. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual's right to choose a spiritual path.


We believe and practice the following:
- God is absolute good, everywhere present.
- Human beings have a spark of divinity within them. Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are inherently good.
- Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking.
- Prayer and Meditation are forms of creative thinking that heighten our connection with God.
- Knowing and understanding these principles are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows.


Sunday Service - 10:00am

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The Warehouse

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Website http://www.warehousebtown.com/
Phone 812-333-3951
Address 1525 South Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Warehouse is a youth and community center used to positively influence youth through the love of Jesus. When you come to The Warehouse, you come to work, play, and love. The Warehouse is a place of prevention and safe haven, where youth can come freely. Our organization is made-up of a handful of other positive organizations, which provide positive groups, resources, events and more.

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Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

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Phone 812-339-4456
Email lertmer [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 821 N. Blair Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Catholic Worker is a community in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement. The Catholic Worker movement lives the vision of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed that a peaceable revolution would result if people imitated Jesus Christ's nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and radical hospitality. The BCW/CR is an ecumenical Christian intentional community that tries to live, pray and work both with each other and with the poor we encounter.

 

The BCW/CR is completely autonomous and has no institutional connection to the Roman Catholic Church. We try to offer housing, food, clothing and love to people facing homelessness. We perform the works of mercy and nonviolently oppose the works of war. We strive to practice the Sermon on the Mount, community living, voluntary poverty, personalism, and care for the environment.

 

We host a potluck every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm that is open to all who may be interested in our mission or in need of a meal. You may also call to make arrangements to join us for dinner any other night of the week.

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Center for Inquiry Indiana - Bloomington Chapter

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Website https://www.facebook.com/CFIBloomington
Phone 317-650-1230
Email cfibloomington [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

The Center for Inquiry Indiana—Bloomington Chapter is a source of community and support for area atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and skeptics. We are affiliated with the Indiana branch of the Center for Inquiry.

We have a variety of meetings, including social gatherings, discussion meetings, service projects, and outreach. All meeting information is public and can be found at facebook.com/CFIBloomington/events

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Macon Mentor Academy

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Website http://www.mma-tlc.org/
Phone 812-369-4082
Address 3451 North Kingsley Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Faith-based mentoring and advocating for at risk youth and those considered having special needs. We also extend our support to their families through chaplaincy related services, parenting classes, job prep, ged courses, housing-food-clothing referrals, budgeting and encouragement to obtain postsecondary education.

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Interfaith Winter Shelter

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Website http://interfaithwintershelter.org/
Email info [at] interfaithwintershelter [dot] org
Description

The IWS operates as a "low barrier" shelter during the winter months. It was designed to offer a safe and warm place to sleep for men and women who - for whatever reason - have no other alternative but the streets. The primary criteria for admission into the shelter is respectful behavior, regardless of whether or not a guest is under the influence of alcohol or illegal substance. Experience has taught us incidents of inappropriate behavior are rare. Guests simply appreciate a warm place to sleep. Participating sites and volunteers agree to follow a set of guidelines that allow for the safety and well being of guests and volunteers alike, including no drugs, alcohol, or weapons on the premise.

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Earth Care

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Website http://www.earthcareindiana.org
Phone 339-7303
Email EarthCareIndiana [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Earth Care seeks to listen to and work with all concerned religious communities and individuals in order to create an ever-widening circle of care for creation. We urge all Indiana's faith communities to be centers of this care by living more prudently and speaking up for policies that embody creation care.

Phone 334-2831
Email allan [dot] edmonds [at] gmail [dot] com
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Hare Krishna Indiana

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Website https://www.facebook.com/harekrishnaindiana.programs
Contact Kalika Devi Dasi (Organizer)
Phone 812.272.3024
Hours Sunday-Saturday 8am-8pm
Description

We are a non-profit organization that focuses on Indian heritage and culture. Hare Krishna Indiana provides free lectures and study to those interested in learning Sanskrit, Kirtan, yoga, meditation, self-perfection, how to handle stress, and more. Childrens services are also available and lead by Hare Krishna Indiana's youth organizer. Workshops are also lead on different topics and include videos, music, crafts, and so much more.

Additional Contact Ashley Taylor (Event Organizer)
Phone 812.272.3024
Email trashley_traylor [at] yahoo [dot] com
Additional Contact Jennifer Russ (Co-Owner)
Phone 812.272.3024
Email kalika0829 [at] aim [dot] com
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Society of St. Vincent De Paul

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Website http://www.bloomingtonsvdp.org/
Phone 812-961-1510
Email info [at] bloomingtonsvdp [dot] org
Address 4607 W. State Rd 46
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description They provide community resource information and limited financial help. Also, they collect and distribute donated furniture and appliances to those in need through a voucher system.

St. Vincent de Paul is Catholic led, but is open to all who wish to serve Christ by serving others. In Bloomington, they currently have volunteers from the three local Catholic parishes, St. Charles, St. John's and St. Pauls as well as from St. Thomas Lutheran Church and others.

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Islamic Center of Bloomington, Indiana

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Website http://www.icob.org/
Phone 333-1611
Email president [at] icob [dot] org
Description

The Islamic Center at 1925 East Atwater, on the corner of the Indiana University campus is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Bloomington, the woodland of the Hoosier State. The dream of hundreds of Muslims to have a mosque took more than a decade of hard work to come to light. For a few years, the MSA used the International Center and other places to perform Friday prayers. It proved very inconvenient for Muslims. In December 1975, the MSA bought a house on East 8th Street from a local church and converted it into an Islamic center. The two prayer halls, library and basement were used to their maximum but not without problems. Though the center was in a prime location, it was hard to maintain and had only 8 parking spaces for almost 500 students. In June 1984, the MSA made a historic decision when it bought property for the purpose of building a mosque. The money was provided by Dr. Abdullah Naseef, the secretary general of the Muslim World league.

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