Apr 27, 2022
Rural Faith Senior Fellow John Dempsey Parker offers some ways faith and community leaders can reflect on what’s needed in their communities right now.
Feb 25, 2022
A recap of the Rural Faith Communities recent work and a look ahead to spring gatherings.
Feb 21, 2022
This article has been republished from EducationNC.
Sep 30, 2021
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.
Sep 16, 2021
In the third episode of “Faith and Community,” Justine Post of the Conservation Fund and Michelle Osborne of RAFI-USA discuss rural churches' food ministries and how to strengthen community engagement through innovative partnerships and community projects.
Sep 2, 2021
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.
Aug 19, 2021
In the first episode of “Faith and Community,” Rev. Allen Stanton, the Executive Director of the Turner Center, discusses his new book "Reclaiming Rural: Building Thriving Rural Congregations" and how rural faith leaders can relate to their congregations and communities.
Jun 29, 2021
We are thrilled that IEI’s former Rural Faith Program Manager, the Rev. Allen Stanton, has written his first book, Reclaiming Rural: Building Thriving Rural Congregations, released on May 15, 2021. …
May 27, 2021
Anchors in a Storm Back in 2015, the Institute for Emerging Issues made a tricky commitment. We said we wanted to work on a project with The Duke Endowment to…
This past Tuesday, rural faith leaders gathered for our third and final day of the ReConnecting Faith & Community Conference. Since May 11, clergy and congregation members from over 60…