Our initiatives include: REAL Durham, Youth Summer Service Week, the CROP Hunger Walk, and Amazing Faiths Dinners and other inter-religious conversation.
To learn more about these initiatives, visit this page.
Our assembly of spiritual communities and non-profit organizations meets monthly in area organizations to share a meal, stories, and information about resources in Durham. In the past we have had presentations on affordable housing and homelessness, hunger relief, criminal justice and racial disparities, fair employment, at-risk youth mentoring and career preparation, mental illness, education, domestic violence, and a variety of other topics related to poverty, racism and violence. At each, a problem or a program addressing it is related to opportunities for congregations to respond with action.
To learn more and view assembly meeting agendas, visit this page.
APPLYING FOR FUNDING
Funding opportunities include Crop Hunger Walk funds, and Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds.
To learn more about these opportunities, visit this page.
WORKERS RIGHTS BIBLE STUDY GUIDE
Our spiritual communities promote a more equitable, participatory economy for all in their relationships and in their involvement with educational services for young children, mentoring and career-preparation with teens, supportive employment for those in recovery and the formerly incarcerated, and a livable wage for all. Another element of our anti-poverty agenda is expanded rights for workers to organize themselves for fairer wages and safer workplaces. This grows out of our spiritual values, and as an example of one context for that, we provide a study guide of worker issues connecting with different Bible texts.
To download and view a pdf version of our worker rights Bible curriculum, visit A Fair Balance – A Bible study for worker justice
Interfaith Worker Justice also provides tool kits for a range of faith communities interested in planning a Labor Day Weekend Service, offering a worker justice study, and beyond. Click here to download these resources for free.