504 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, N.C. 27701-3102
(919) 688-2036
FAX (919) 682-3349

Next Assembly on AUG 19, 5:45 P.M.
Epworth United Methodist
Corner of University & Hope Valley Rd

DCIA 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.

DCIA Affirmation…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.


  • Events on August 3, 2014
    Remembering Freedom Summer Film Screening
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Durham County Library - Main Library, 300 North Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States
    Description: Join us for a screening of a feature film based on true stories of the Freedom Summer, where high school students organized voter registration and civil rights protests in their small Mississippi town with help from Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Dr. Adrian Lentz-Smith, Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University, will introduce the film and lead the discussion.

    Phone: 919-560-0100
  • Events on August 12, 2014
    Mental Health First Aid: How to Help in an Emotional Crisis (Raleigh)
    Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: August 13, 2014 - 4:45 pm
    Location: Methodist Home for Children Address 1041 Washington St City Raleigh, NC
    Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give lay members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. THIS CLASS IS NOT DESIGNED FOR THE LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes. At the conclusion of the training participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years.

    $100.00 Registration Fee. $120 after 8/5/2014
    For more information, please call Wake AHEC at (919) 350-8547 or (866) 341-1814.
  • Events on August 17, 2014
    Meet the Author: Bob Zellner
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Durham County Library - Main Library, 300 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC, United States
    Description: Continuing Durham County Library's remembrance f Freedom Summer, join Dr. Bob Zellner, historian and civil rights activist, for a reading and discussion of his memoir, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. The son and grandson of Klansmen, Zellner became the first white southerner to serve as a field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He was insulted, violently attacked, beaten unconscious, and arrested many times.