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Heal here first: Notes from the 2019 Convocation on the Rural Church

On the second day of The Duke Endowment’s Convocation on the Rural Church, all of the air was sucked out...

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Who said messy can’t also be beautiful?

Each Saturday for the past four years, folks like Kim, Adam, Erin, Alejandra, Bibi, Amber, Juan, Heather, Daniel, Mac, Aciano,...

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Children of the World Learning Center celebrates a successful first year

It was a regular day at the Children of the World Learning Center (COTWLC). Fall was in the air, and...

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WATCH: The little school for refugees

When H’Thin Rochom came to the United States in 2005, she was too young to remember much about her family’s...

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Anchor institutions of North Carolina: Rural faith leaders gather in Burlington

“What is your story? What is your relationship with your constantly evolving story? How do you hold, fold, carry, or...

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Changing the narrative: Embracing the power of hospitality

“What does it mean to be human, and how will we be connected?” asked Krista Tippett, founder of the On...

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Building a just food system for all: Notes from RAFI’s Come to the Table conference

“What does it mean to create a system that is good and just for…every human being?” Kristen Richardson-Frick of The...

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Sources of Strength: A school and church working together for suicide prevention

“What keeps you up at night?” Sue Boggs, missions coordinator at Smith Grove United Methodist Church asked Jenny McPherson, lead...

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ReCONNECTING with faith communities

Kylie Foley has been with the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) since 2016, working with faith leaders and rural North Carolina...

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Faithfully serving rural North Carolina

What does rural mean? The word evokes personal definitions. For those who live in settings considered rural, it could mean...

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A weekend of connections: Feast of Freedom in Charlotte

Thanksgiving often signifies a time to appreciate the presence of people in one’s life and reflect on the needs others...

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A field trip to see the Greensboro Four

The lunch counter is a sheen black, set with salt and pepper shakers, coffee mugs, plates, and a cake platter....