June is Torture Awareness Month, and we are gearing up for a presentation by David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and the Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. The event takes place on June 24 at 7 p.m. at … [Read more...] about Gushee, Powery, Cowger Discussion Marks Torture Awareness Month
“This nation admits its errors, as painful as they may be.” -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, April 3, 2014. On June 24, noted theologian David P. Gushee will speak at Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, presenting his thoughts on "Coming to Terms with Torture: Truth, … [Read more...] about David Gushee: Coming to Terms with Torture: Truth, Accountability, and Renunciation
While the U.S. does not condone torture, it has become clear that torture has been done by our citizens and in our name. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) has adopted a 6,000-page report on U.S. treatment of detainees in the post-9/11 period and will soon be … [Read more...] about Letter to Senator Burr Regarding Torture Report
The Critical Issues Seminar has come and gone, and with it goes the end of my internship with the NC Council of Churches. The Council was not the sort of place I was expecting to end up in a social work internship. I have been researching and writing instead of assessing and … [Read more...] about “You don’t have to take my word for it.”
I'm pleased to announce the North Carolina Council of Churches has a new curriculum in the works! “Eating Well: For Ourselves, For Our Neighbors, For Our Planet” is an introduction to the issues surrounding the way we grow, harvest, and eat our food. Designed for groups of all … [Read more...] about Announcing the “Eating Well” Curriculum!
When the weather starts to cool, I begin thinking more and more about the North Carolina State Fair, which takes place this year Oct. 13-23. The fair has become an important part of my fall season during my years here. Still, let's face it: it is a somewhat hazardous part of the … [Read more...] about Navigating the State Fair
I am a terrible meal planner. I frequently arrive at the grocery store without a plan and hungry, which, as any seasoned cook will tell you, guarantees only two things: spending too much money and not making healthy choices. For some people, this is not an issue. A past … [Read more...] about What’s in Season?