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May 2020

Climate Change and Mental Health Connections

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Grappling with the reality of our changing climate, and what climate change means for our communities and families, is incredibly taxing work. Those working on the frontlines of climate and environmental justice often suffer from depression and anxiety, while more frequent and severe storms can lead to panic attacks and PTSD in affected populations. Activists and vulnerable communities both deserve support in addressing the mental health aspects of being climate-informed and climate-impacted. That’s why, on May 15th, in honor of Mental Health…

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Be Happy Hour: Music and Celebration of Faith & Health

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Join us as we come together, virtually, in celebration of the 85th Anniversary of the NC Council of Churches and the 10th Anniversary of the Partners in Health & Wholeness program. Though originally planned as an in-person commemoration tour across North Carolina, we have changed the venue to virtual, but invite you to celebrate with us just the same.  On May 18th, 5:00-6:15 pm, we will come together to enjoy live music, virtual door prizes, and spirited conversation led by…

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NCIPL Eco-Story Hour

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

Gather your kids and the young at heart! We’ve really been missing our network—especially our congregations. We’re used to being physically with you, having conversations in person, and discussing important environmental issues in real-time. That’s why our NCIPL Program Coordinator is launching NCIPL’s Eco-Story Hour on Wednesdays at noon! Sarah Ogletree will be reading from her collection of environmental children’s books on Facebook. Topics will include composting, the local food movement, the life of Rachel Carson, all the wonders of bugs,…

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NC Legislature 101: Advocating with Compassion

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Join us from 12pm-1pm on Wednesday, May 27th, for a policy training and conversation. NCIPL Director, Susannah Tuttle, will lead this discussion. She will cover how to write an effective op-ed or letter to the editor, how to make an effective "ask" of elected officials (in addition to who to address these asks to), and so much more! NCIPL approaches advocacy through a lens of compassion. This said, Susannah will also discuss how to frame your concerns and desires to…

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NCIPL Eco-Story Hour

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2020

Online NC United States + Google Map

Gather your kids and the young at heart! We’ve really been missing our network—especially our congregations. We’re used to being physically with you, having conversations in person, and discussing important environmental issues in real-time. That’s why our NCIPL Program Coordinator is launching NCIPL’s Eco-Story Hour on Wednesdays at noon! Sarah Ogletree will be reading from her collection of environmental children’s books on Facebook. Topics will include composting, the local food movement, the life of Rachel Carson, all the wonders of bugs,…

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NC Legislature 101: Advocating with Compassion

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Join us from 12pm-1pm on Wednesday, May 27th, for a policy training and conversation. NCIPL Director, Susannah Tuttle, will lead this discussion. She will cover how to write an effective op-ed or letter to the editor, how to make an effective "ask" of elected officials (in addition to who to address these asks to), and so much more! NCIPL approaches advocacy through a lens of compassion. This said, Susannah will also discuss how to frame your concerns and desires to…

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Conversation with Families of North Carolinians Currently Detained by ICE

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nearly all men detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in North Carolina are sent to Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, where a report this week in The News & Observer exposed life-threatening conditions. Dozens of clergy and people of faith across North Carolina have signed this letter calling on NC's congressional delegation to take immediate action, which also received coverage in the N&O. In this invitation-only Zoom call you'll hear from the family members of people currently detained at Stewart, plus advocates with the Council and…

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June 2020

Be Happy Hour: Movements and Martyrs

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online NC United States + Google Map

Join us as we come together for the premiere of the hymn “God of the Movements and Martyrs,” commissioned in celebration of our 85th Anniversary and written by David LaMotte. David will join us for a live musical performance along with a Q&A discussion on his process for writing “God of the Movements and Martyrs.” We will again have 3 lucky winners for our virtual door prizes. Just like our previous celebrations, we will be together on Zoom and streaming…

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The Opioid Crisis: The Faith Community Responds – Virtual Clergy Breakfast

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
ZOOM NC United States

DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED AND WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. Are you interested in learning more about the state of North Carolina when it comes to the opioid crisis? Are you interested in learning more about ways your faith community can get involved? Join us virtually for breakfast as we discuss a faith-based, compassionate response to this growing crisis. Participants will learn more about the effects of this crisis in our state, harm reduction…

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Sacred Conversations: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Faith Community

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for the next part of our Sacred Conversations series, on Friday, June 26 at 11am via Zoom. This will be part one of a two-part series, titled “Becoming a Trauma-Informed Faith Community.” We will define what a trauma-informed faith community is, how to become one, and look at the various ways in which faith communities can productively address trauma. This work is crucial as we find ourselves in layers of communal and individual stress in our world.…

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