The Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day
As Mother’s Day approaches, we honor, remember, and celebrate all of the strong women in our… Continue Reading
There’s lots to celebrate this month. Besides my birthday (smile), the month of June is when we observe Men’s Health Week and National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. These two issues, each important enough on their own, also overlap as men are encouraged to eat nutritious, well-balanced meals in order to remain healthy and strong. Our nation’s dietary guidelines are updated every five years, with the most recent set of guidelines released in 2010. In this report, the US Department of Agriculture advises both men and women to…
Date: Advent 4 – Dec. 22, 2013
Topic: Vulnerable Mothers
Focus Text: Matthew 1:18-25
Drawing on the Old Testament, James speaks of the prophets who endured suffering and, for their steadfastness, are called “blessed.” This is the same word used in the beatitudes, another text which brings comfort to those who are suffering or longing for justice in light of God’s future reign. James also goes on to invoke Job, a proverbial figure of faithfulness and long-suffering in times of trial. These figures exemplify faithfulness even in the face of oppression.
From Acts of Faith: Free Lectionary Resources for Prophetic WorshipDate: Proper 6 – June 16, 2013
Last week about 150 women gathered from across the Triangle to hear the stories of “Ruth’s Journey: Building Communi-TEA.” This one of a kind interfaith tea and dialogue focused on conversation about the impact of immigration on women and their families.
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
RSVP & for more information: email@example.com
The NC Council of Churches, American Red Cross and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC are partnering together to provide more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR training to places of worship in select counties. To date, 183 congregations have received an award.
To learn more or to complete an application, please click here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 24.
Durham Herald-SunPilgrim United Church of Christ will host a community series this month on “Faith and the Marriage Amendment,” about the proposed North Carolina Amendment 1. If the ballot measure passes May 8, the only valid domestic union recognized by the state will be marriage of a man and a woman.
Read more: The Herald-Sun – Pilgrim UCC hosting series on Amendment 1
The Washington PostWILMINGTON, N.C. — As the only Southern state without a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, North Carolina is the next battleground, with religious groups on both sides bracing for a high-stakes fight on May 8.
Against a recent string of gay-marriage victories in California, Washington state and Maryland, North Carolinians will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment on May 8, the same day as the state Republican primary.
Same-sex marriage has been illegal in the Tar Heel State since 1996; Minnesota also has a marriage amendment planned for a vote in November.
In the United States, Mother’s Day was originally suggested by poet and abolitionist activist Julia Ward Howe. In 1870, after witnessing the carnage of the American Civil War and the start of the Franco-Prussian War, she wrote the original Mother’s Day Proclamation calling upon the women of the world to unite for peace. This “Mother’s Day Proclamation” would plant the seed for what would eventually become a national holiday.
The scriptures instruct us to love one another – to create mutually respectful relationships in which there is shared responsibility, negotiation and fairness, trust and support, honesty and accountability. When violence is present in a relationship, it is a violation against the image of God in which we all have been created. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior that one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over an intimate partner or ex-partner. This behavior includes sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse (a form of which is economic coercion).
The Readers Theatre text is essentially the words of women themselves who were interviewed in small group settings by members of the North Carolina Council of Churches Task Group on the Impact of the Women’s Movement on North Carolina Congregations. Questions were formulated under the direction of the UNC Oral History Project, which will also be the repository of the taped interviews and transcripts. The Readers Theatre is the Task Group’s effort to share the fruits of those interviews with a broader audience of interested persons of faith.
"A faith group hopes to get people talking about the importance of public schools, as some counties continue to see a rise in charter-school openings and drop in public-school enrollment." bit.ly/2ne40m7 #PublicEducation #PublicSchools
RT @FFThriving Rev. Jessica Stokes with @healthandfaith writes about the important role faith communities can play in understanding trauma and building resilience: bit.ly/34gfRA2. She will co-facilitate our breakout session on ACES at the 2020 Faithful Families Summit. Join us! pic.twitter.com/LMc3…
RT @UN Suicide is a global public health issue that affects all ages, sexes & regions of the world. On Thursday's World #MentalHealth Day, find out what you can do to help save a life: bit.ly/2MnEq6E via @WHO pic.twitter.com/UYOa…
This is just a friendly reminder to sign-up for a breakfast in response to the #OpioidCrisis. This is a great opportunity to learn about the work going on in our state and local resources you can connect with. Sign-up on our event page! bitly.is/31OH1Nt #harmreduction #NC pic.twitter.com/veEp…
How does faith connect to our relationship with God? How does our faith guide us in addressing the health issues of our communities? Join us on Oct. 25 in Eastern NC as e discuss the theological connections to our health wholeness. bit.ly/eastNC #faith #health #NC pic.twitter.com/F3Wk…
RT @LifeYouCanSave Raising awareness about effective giving Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon and Peter Singer,joined CBSN Tuesday morning to raise awareness about effective giving and how it can help reduce poverty around the world @CBSNews @PaulSimonMusic cbsnews.com/video/pa…
RT @mlaz_sei Just released: Excited to share 1st #ProductionGap report, in collab w/ @UNEP @IISDRS @ODIdev @CA_Latest @CICERO_klima Time to fix the disconnect between countries' aims to increase fossil fuel supply, climate pledges & goals of #ParisAgreement! More at productiongap.org pic.twitter.com/HaHw…
RT @WRIClimate Why should we worry about double counting under #Article6 of the #ParisAgreement at #COP25? Let us explain with this cartoon strip, with characters representing countries. Thread below. ⬇ pic.twitter.com/ail4…
RT @uscan Security banning NGO observers from #COP25 venue in distributing the #ECO newsletter, civil society participation shut down. What security threat does ECO pose? Our voice will not be silenced, come back stronger! ✊#TimeforAction we also need #SpaceforAction RT if you agree! pic.twitter.com/WGVS…