Saturday, June 8, 2013 9 AM — Noon Durham Mennonite Church 603 Lynn Road, Durham, NC Free and open to the public
Join us for an amazing Saturday morning seminar focused on immigration issues. This is an exciting time, with Congress considering comprehensive immigration reform, and we have partnered with the Mennonite Church to bring you this wonderful seminar.
Ann Robertson An immigration attorney from Raleigh, NC, and a UNC law school graduate, Ms [...]
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The theme of this free conference is “Growing Roots: A Youth Training Focused on Gardening, Faith, and Collecting Stories From Our Elders.” The conference is for ages 12-24. There will be healthy locally and organically grown food provided by church gardens, home gardens, and other healthy local food donations. [...]
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Join fellow women of faith at “Ruth’s Journey” as we discuss how relationships transcend barriers and the need for immigration reform.
When: 3:00pm on April, 26 2013
Where: Duke Memorial United Methodist Church 504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham NC
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SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10am – 2pm
Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church)
2840 Cemetery Road
Sanford, NC 27332
Workshops and additional details coming soon. [...]
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There will be no more important and overarching issue before the General Assembly this year than tax reform. Proposals being floated by legislative leaders would reduce or eliminate personal and corporate income taxes and replace lost revenues by increasing the sales tax, eliminating exemptions, and/or making further cuts in funding to crucial state programs. This would mean a decidedly regressive turn to the state’s tax structure and would bring hardship to vulnerable people.
We have a chance to hear [...]
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Monthly climate change action and education movie series have been popping up all over the state. NCIPL is pleased to announce that another movie series begins this month in Charlotte. “Speaking Truth to Power: The Justice Series” is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Activist Group at Unity of Charlotte, Charlotte Energy Solutions, and NCIPL. Discussion, with a moderator will follow, each movie.
The first movie in the series is What a Way to Go: Life at the [...]
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If you are interested in reducing your congregation’s utility bills, increasing your congregation’s efforts to care for creation, and taking a positive action in response to climate change, we invite you to participate in NCIPL’s upcoming webinar, How to Obtain a Free NCIPL Energy Savings Analysis for your Congregation.
The webinar will be on Tuesday, March 12, from 11-11:30 a.m. Registration is required.
NCIPL offers professional-level energy savings analyses (“energy audits”) for congregations at [...]
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If you are interested in attending, but have not pre-registered, you may call our office at 919-828-6501 on Tuesday, April 9 until 5:00 p.m.
Gene Nichol, Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the UNC-CH School of Law will be the lunch speaker at this year’s Legislative Seminar.The day’s topic for Nichol, who is also the school’s Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor, is “It’s Better Not to Be Poor in NC.”
The seminar takes [...]
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The NC Council of Churches is happy to announce a new partnership with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Foundation to increase access to healthy, local food through the distribution of Healthy Eating Equipment grants in select parts of the state.
The grants can be used to support any work around food access, such as the purchase of a commercial refrigerator or freezer, materials for a garden or a vehicle for food transport. [...]
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Click here for a recording of the Jan 9, 2013 webinar: Help – How Do I Talk with My Congregation about Immigration? with Lori Fernald Khamala of American Friends Service Committee. [...]
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You probably already know that the General Assembly goes into session on Wednesday, January 30. They’ve already had a one-day organizational meeting. You probably also already know that this will be a difficult session for those of us who have worked for years (or even decades) for justice for all North Carolinians, especially the most vulnerable in our midst. Because of that, there are two important events I hope you’ll put on your calendars and plan [...]
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Register for the 2013 Conference on the Common Good set for Monday, February 18 at Wake Forest Divinity School. [...]
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The 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming is less than a month away! On the weekend of February 8-10, join with other people of faith across America to ask President Obama to address climate change as a moral issue and safeguard vulnerable communities at home and abroad.
Here’s what to do:
1) Register for NCIPL’s Preach-In: What, Why, and How webinar. Allison Reeves Jolley and National IPL’s Campaigns Manager, Andrée Duggan, will be leading the webinar. Together, they [...]
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The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and The Rensselaerville Institute are looking for individuals with project ideas for creating a healthier Wilson County. Projects will be implemented over the next 6 months and must focus on increasing physical activity and/or access to and consumption of fresh produce. Selected Community Sparkplugs and their teams will receive the following: a $3,000 grant (simple application process), individualized help to create an action plan and set project results, support and coaching over the next 6 months, and an opportunity to become part of a growing network of Community Sparkplugs across North Carolina. [...]
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The Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute has prepared material for the celebration of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which runs from January 18-25, 2013. You will find prayer services, prayers of the faithful and musical suggestions at their website. The theme for 2013 is “What Does God Require of Us?” (cf. Micah 6:6-8). In North Carolina, there will be several observances of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. [...]
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