Before we can act, we need to understand ...
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. - Psalm 143:10
Taking time to understand the perspectives of the people we serve and the complexities of any issue helps us avoid a "Ready, Fire, Aim!" result.
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A Place at the Table: Sacred and Secular Conversations in Community
Monday, October 11, 6:30 pm
Indigenous Peoples of Western and Central North Carolina
The second Monday in October has long been celebrated as Columbus Day, recognizing Christopher Columbus' 'discovery' of North America. However, while it may have been a discovery from his (and Europe's) perspective, there were people who had lived here for centuries who were already well aware of North America's existence.
Did you know that North Carolina has the largest Native American population east of the Mississippi River? We will take a look at the First Peoples of this area - What do we know about their cultures? What has survived the arrival of Europeans? How can we help advocate for them? Register for the zoom here. Here are some resources to get us started.
To help our small businesses, please consider ordering books from a local, independent bookstore. (If you purchase from Park Road Books, tell them it is for Christ Episcopal Church's Good Reads book club and they will give you a 20% discount.)
The Space Between Us
Communication is how we share ourselves in this epic conversation called life. You are invited to develop this life-giving skill at The Space Between Us, a three-day experience that will transform the way you communicate at home, at work, and in the world. Classes meet 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday. See upcoming dates and register »
Sacred Ground: A Dialogue on Race and Faith
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. Two new groups will begin September 2021. Learn more and register here »
Legacy and Justice pilgrimage
Montgomery and Selma, Alabama
From police shootings to incarceration statistics, and from school accessibility to poverty rates, racism is a present reality that plagues our city and our country. Our faith calls us to confront and confess our failures and fears in order that we may be reconciled one with another. Please consider joining us on our next pilgrimage to the Legacy and Justice Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. Established by the Equal Justice Initiative, these sites give Americans an opportunity to learn and respond to some of the racial injustice of our collective past. Learn more and register for the next pilgrimage »
Central Piedmont Legal Workshop Series
Sessions on several topics available
Legal matters can be complicated and confusing. Central Piedmont Community College has partnered with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy for a semester-long virtual workshop series focused on a variety of legal topics. Get expert insight to help you better understand things like:
- public benefits
- tenants's rights
- criminal history expungement
- veteran's benefits
School of Faith Outreach Programs
School of Faith provides an online gathering place to discuss relevant topics, get to know each other, welcome guest speakers, and explore your questions. Participate in the conversations via Zoom or Facebook, or watch the broadcasts (live or later on demand) in the Christ Church Charlotte app or on the School of Faith website. Watch for details about the Fall 2021 schedule, coming soon.