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February 2019

Food and Our Faith

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Melfield United Church of Christ, 2145 Melfield Dr
Haw River, NC 27258
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Free

Join the Creation Justice Network and Partners in Health and Wholeness/the NC Council of Churches for "Food and Our Faith." Nationally acclaimed food justice activist and remarkable faith leader the Rev. Richard Joyner of the Conetoe NC Family Life Center will be our keynote speaker. Following Rev. Joyner's remarks will be a panel discussion drawing upon the wisdom and experience of North Carolina food justice, health, and environmental advocates.  After we hear from our speakers, we will hold a People's…

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2019 Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Free

On February 27, 2019, North Carolinians from the mountains to the sea will join together in Raleigh to tell our lawmakers that we want to close the health insurance coverage gap by expanding Medicaid during this legislative session. We would love for you to join us! This event is free and open to the public. You can register for the event here. For live updates as the event gets closer, follow our Facebook event page here. For more information or questions,…

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March 2019

Recovering Hope Conference

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Butler Chapel, 36 T.T. Lanier Street
Lillington, NC 27546
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$30

Join us for this one day conference to discuss the possibilities for a faith-driven response to the opioid crisis. This event will help to empower faith leaders to mobilize their communities to better respond to the epidemic. NC Attorney General Josh Stein will be on the of the plenary speakers for this event. The schedule for the day is: 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast 8:45 AM Special Music - Giles Blankenship 9:00 AM Opening Plenary Session Josh Stein, Attorney General for…

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NC’s Role in Torture: A Faith Response

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The conference will feature both learning and action components. The Rev. Ron Stief, Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture will be our keynote speaker. Stief is a national leader and faith strategist on ending CIA torture and ending the torture of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. The Rev. Jennifer Copeland will address the biblical case against torture. Witness accounts and the opportunity to experience a virtual solitary confinement will focus upon the consequences of such programs.Speakers will also…

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Come to the Table Conference

March 12 - March 13
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, 28216
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We invite faith leaders and laypeople, hunger relief advocates, farmers, farm workers, community organizers, community gardeners, food council members, extension agents and others to join us next March to examine the root causes of hunger and collaborate to build a more just food system. At the 2019 Come to the Table Conference, we hope to energize attendees to go back to their communities with the knowledge to challenge the systemic nature of hunger and the skills and connections to grow…

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Gun Violence Prevention Summit

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

According to the American Public Health Association, gun violence has become a major public health issue in the United States. More than 85,000 people are affected by gun-related injuries per year, and nearly 38,000 people die due to gun-related violence. Join us for a continuation of the summits we held in November and January on the status of gun violence prevention legislation at the national and North Carolina level. Whether you were able to attend either of those two meetings…

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Healing, Hope and Recovery

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Free

Join the NC Council of Churces, people of faith, and the community alike for a summit on the opioid epidemic in North Carolina. Come learn more about the opioid crisis, and hear from fellow North Carolinians who have been personally impacted. We will also use this time to collectively discuss solutions moving forward. One of our featured speakers will include North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register. If…

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2019 Legislative Seminar

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, 27615
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Click here to register. Whether you are new to grassroots advocacy or have been engaged in this critical work for some time, the NC Council of Churches' Legislative Seminar offers the opportunity to hear updates on issues being discussed at the General Assembly, network with others who share your concerns, and learn how you can make a difference. This seminar is unique in North Carolina in bringing together people of faith to learn ways we can impact legislation in our…

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April 2019

2019 NC Farmworker Institute

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$45

Español abajo We invite you to participate in this annual gathering that brings together agencies, organizations, farmworkers, and activists dedicated to improving the lives of farmworkers and their families. Participants share skills, knowledge, and resources through presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Farmworker advocates from across the state will have the chance to learn from and update one another on the latest issues affecting North Carolina farmworkers. Please complete one registration per person online. Registration is $45 and includes a light…

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