Report: Charitable donations ticked up in 2011

Charitable giving grew 4 percent nationally in 2011, but the increase was less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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Area reaches end of an era for church construction

The $16.5 million worship auditorium that Northview Church in Carmel opened last month may be the last major church-related
project completed in central Indiana for years. Although many projects were finished before the recession, churches, which
usually pay for much of construction in cash, struggled to collect pledges.

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Recession toughens faith communities

I enjoyed speaking to your reporter, Kathleen McLaughlin. However, her article ["Building on a prayer," in the May 25 issue] contains an error that requires correction. The statement that "Holy Trinity Greek Christian Orthodox Church proceeded with its northward migration from 40th and Pennsylvania streets to western Carmel even though it isn’t necessarily growing"—is not […]

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