Welcome to Explore Indy Religion
This website is a directory of minority religious institutions
in and around the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. It was created in
2007 by students in Dr. Chad Bauman's course, "Religions of the
World," which is offered every semester at Butler University.
The students concentrated on institutions associated with
lesser-known religions, and so while there is information on the
site about Baha'i, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Paganism, Sikhism, and Wicca, there is nothing
on Christianity or Judaism. Some of the information is now a
bit out of date, and that is particularly true for groups, like the
Pagans and Wiccans, who rarely own the buildings in which they
meet, and whose communities regularly come in and out of being,
splinter and re-emerge in different form. There is an added
challenge in the case of Wicca, which is that a significant number
of Wiccans are solitary practitioners who do not advertise their
rituals widely, and who in many cases would prefer not to receive
visitors. Nevertheless, the site provides information on a
significant number of minority religious institutions in
Indianapolis. Whether you're curious about the range of
religions in Indianapolis, want to get to know your neighbors
better, or are looking for a place to worship, we hope you find the
site useful and interesting.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding
this website, please email Dr.