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Faith and Community

Apr 23, 2024

Director’s Log | April 2024

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of welcoming folks to our 2024 Faith and Community Initiative conference in Asheboro. This event brings together rural faith leaders from a variety… 

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Apr 23, 2024

Annual Conference Draws Faith and Community Leaders to Tackle Tough Topics

Nearly 100 faith and community leaders from across North Carolina gathered at First United Methodist Church in Asheboro on April 15 and 16 for the 2024 Faith and Community Initiative annual conference, held by NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues. 

Mar 28, 2024

Director’s Log | March 2024

March is almost over and while some of our brackets may be busted, our team alliances remain deep. The same could be said for our views on today’s political landscape. … 

Dec 18, 2023

Director’s Log | December 2023

The end of 2023 is upon us. As we all prepare to take a well-deserved break, I want to use this opportunity to reflect on what made this an exciting… 

Sep 28, 2023

Director’s Log | September 2023

To say I was born without a green thumb would be an understatement. Like many across the nation, I enthusiastically started a garden during the pandemic only to end up… 

Mar 29, 2023

IEI Welcomes Ellen Beasley to the Faith and Community Team

Get to know Faith and Community Initiative Associate Ellen Beasley! 

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Mar 20, 2023

Faith and Community Leaders Collaborate on Common Issues at Annual Conference

Nearly 80 faith and lay community leaders from around the state gathered in Greensboro for the Faith & Community Conference on Feb. 28. 

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Jan 25, 2023

From the IEI Faith & Community Team

IEI's Faith and Community team shares reflections on the new year, upcoming events, resources, and recommendations for books and podcasts. 

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Sep 30, 2021

Faith and Community: Rural Clergy Mental Health

In the fourth episode of “Faith and Community,” Bryan Hatcher, President of CareNet and Hanna Broome, Presiding Elder of AME Dunn-Lillington District  discusses rural clergy mental health. 

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Sep 2, 2021

Faith and Community: Rural Aging

In the second episode of “Faith and Community,” Rev. Karen Richardson-Dunn of the NC Council of Churches “Partners in Health & Wholeness” initiative discusses aging as a natural process as we move through life.