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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. 

May 31, 2023

Director’s Log | May 2023

By the time this runs in the May 2023 IEI Digest, Memorial Day weekend will have already come and gone. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend while… 

Sep 29, 2021

Director’s Log | September 2021

5-4-3-2-1…Ignition! IEI prides itself on facing forward, looking around the corner to see what big challenges and opportunities are coming to North Carolina, then asking you what we can do… 

Aug 26, 2021

Resources & Reasons to Grow (Reconnect to Mental Health & Well-Being)

Resources & Reasons to Grow (R&RG) is a collective, still in its infancy, with aspirations to become an organization that will facilitate and support peer-to-peer mental health services. 

Jun 28, 2021

Pender County Resiliency Task Force (Reconnect to Mental Health & Well-Being)

For Pender County, the scars of the 2018 Hurricane Florence are still visible today. “Just driving down the highway you see all these houses that were flooded, windows broken out,… 

Jun 18, 2021

REACH Center (Reconnect to Mental Health & Well-Being)

From its beginning, the REACH Center in Rocky Mount has taken a different approach to meeting the needs of the people who walk in the door with challenges. “They are expecting… 

Feb 26, 2021

Director’s Log | February 2021

What Comes Next? Without thinking about it last week, I found myself whistling a tune after we finished our Emerging Issues Forum. I know the whistling was partly relief —… 

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Nov 24, 2020

First in Future: North Carolina’s Poet Laureate – Jaki Shelton Green

This episode of First in Future, we hear from North Carolina's Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green. She speaks to our hearts with a message about our personal power to connect to something important within ourselves and to the power we have in common cause with each other. She noted that historically pandemics have been times for radical change and a chance to move through a gateway to new kinds of thinking. We wanted you to hear her words with the message that she called "harvesting light and grace", as you go over the river and through the woods for the holidays or even if you're staying at home. This holiday season. These are words of healing and hope. 

Oct 30, 2020

Director’s Log | October 2020

Whack-A-Mole and Mental Health Every time we think we are seeing the beginning of the end of COVID-19, there’s a new wrinkle that reminds us we may not even be… 

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Oct 20, 2020

First in Future: Alicia James

This First in Future episode guest is Alicia James, Institute for Emerging Issues Program and Policy Manager.