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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....

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Resourceful Communities: Where faith and food intersect

“What is your favorite food memory?” Justine Post, the Faith and Food Coordinator at Resourceful Communities, posed this question to...

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Faith after Florence

In the fellowship hall of Faison United Methodist Church, you can find stacks of diapers on tables, shoes lined up...

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Haircuts, hot dogs, and pews full of bookbags: How churches prepare students for school

Back to school for students can be a tricky time. Excitement can lead to tears, a new year can mean...

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A world of welcome

My favorite memory from church did not take place in the sanctuary where I grew up. It didn’t happen close...

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Faith in Focus: What does it mean to be a champion for children?

“What does J.O.Y. stand for?” asked Jon David, district attorney of Brunswick County. “Jesus first, others second, yourself third.” It...

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Faith in Focus: A new outfit, a new mindset

Asbury United Methodist Church asked schools in the district about their greatest needs. From that question, the Asbury Resource Center,...

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Welcoming braver conversations at the 2018 Convocation on the Rural Church

Last week, EducationNC attended the 2018 Convocation on the Rural Church hosted by Duke Divinity School and The Duke Endowment. Speakers from across...

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The importance of welcome…and coffee

Embracing the power of welcome is the framework for learning and fellowship at the 2018 Convocation on the Rural Church...