Durham Congregations in Action is a cooperative, multi-faith network offering care and support for the most vulnerable and forgotten in our community, and planting seeds in new initiatives to change lives in Durham. Its mission is to bring together congregations to promote understanding across boundaries of faith, race and ethnicity and build an inclusive community of justice and peace.
IS SNAP LEAVING US HUNGRY?
Sam Hoeffler and Lindsey Haynes-Maslow presented on the nature of and potential changes to the SNAP program (food stamps) at the End Hunger Durham program on November 19, 2017. You can download and review the slides from their presentations here (for an overview) and here (for a presentation of potential changes).
The Board of Directors of DCIA endorses and supports call from the leaders of African-American churches at the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance for “the immediate removal of all symbols of the Confederacy that are displayed on government property, including our United States Capitol,” to help us make the beloved community that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamt of a reality, “one of freedom and discipline, compassion and passion, united and diverse all bound together by our God’s love.”
Raise your voice for the removal of symbols of white supremacy! At their January 22 meeting, the NC Historical Commission agreed to solicit public comment on the Governor’s request to relocate 3 Confederate monuments from the State Capital grounds in Raleigh. The proposal is to move them to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, NC. When the public comment portal went live at the end of January, 2000+ comments came flooding in. There currently is no end date on receiving public comment. This is where you can make your voice heard now! Share your comments here: https://www.ncdcr.gov/comment-relocation-monuments. You can also submit comments via postal mail: N.C. Historical Commission Monuments Committee, Attn: Dr. Kevin Cherry, 4610 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
In a spirit of reconciliation and with gratitude for the gift of diversity, DCIA seeks to engage and empower people of faith to create a community of justice and peace through our common prayers and acts of compassion; and with prophetic courage to act as advocates for the dignity and well-being of all persons, recognizing that behind every human face is the face of God.
Mental Health Guide for Faith Leaders
Here is a resource for faith leaders who may have questions about mental health.