Emerging Issues Forum
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ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity
About the Forum
IEI’s signature event is our Emerging Issues Forums. Due to the generous support of The Duke Endowment (TDE), IEI can provide a number of full-cost scholarships to our Forums for faith leaders from TDE-eligible congregations and other faith leaders.
The ReCONNECT NC initiative involves IEI exploring the root causes of disconnection and working with citizens and organizations across the state to identify solutions for restoring civic health. Let’s work together while addressing some of our state’s most pressing issues at six forums over three years.
Faith leaders are invited to attend our one-day Forums across the state as well as join other faith leaders for a half-day gathering following the Forum to talk about our ReCONNECT topic impacts our communities.
TDE — eligible faith leaders (clergy and laity) are provided free registration, free lodging, and meals included. There are limited scholarships available for other North Carolina faith leaders as well.