Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Head of Caritas in Cologne to Speak in Indianapolis

Dr. Thomas Moeltgen, Department Head at Caritas in Cologne, Germany, will speak on the role of faith-based organizations in Germany in providing health care and other social services during a "Ideas in Indiana" luncheon at Sagamore Institute for Policy Research.

The event is noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 28 February in Sagamore's Third Floor Conference Room at 340 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis.

Co-sponsors with Sagamore are Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Committee, Foundation for Lutheran Child and Family Services, Max Kade Center at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis and other private supporters.

Cost is $20; reservations are due by 23 February. Contact Pat A. Hasselblad, 317:472-7824.

Dr. Thomas Moeltgen is head of the department of matters of principles and parish relations at the Cologne offices of the Catholic social services agency Caritas. During his two decades at Caritas, he has helped develop programs for at-risk women, administer mentoring programs for students, and launch volunteer service centers. Dr. Moeltgen will discuss how Caritas is integrating volunteers into the provision of important social services and how Caritas is infusing faith-based action into the city’s ambulatory nurse system. Dr. Moeltgen holds degrees in social work, psychology and theology from the Catholic University of Applied Sciences and the University of Bonn.

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