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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Support for Afghan Refugees
Charlotte has already welcomed a few hundred Afghan refugees, and is expecting to receive more. Several area agencies are working on finding permanent housing for these people as quickly as they can. As our new neighbors acclimate themselves to their new home, they need wrap-around support – everything from available units to rent to transportation to a variety of appointments and grocery shopping. If you are interested in volunteering to help resettle our new neighbors, please contact Laura Konitzer or Joan Kilian for more information.
State of Housing Instability and Homelessness
During our November TWO: Tuesday's With Outreach program, we had a chance to chat with Courtney LaCaria, Mecklenburg County Housing & Homelessness Research Coordinator. We learned COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the pre-existing problems of homelessness and housing instability, disproportionately impacting minority and low-income households. As of July 2021, there were an estimated 28,174 Mecklenburg County households behind on rent, owing an average of $3,589.
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. Learn more »
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 »
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.