Hundreds of people packed the sanctuary at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church Wednesday night for “Sacred Conversations: Because Black Lives Matter.”
Durham Congregations in Action reinstalled officers for another term during its annual banquet Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Hundreds of people attended the annual banquet for the collaborative organization of about 60 congregations, and learned about DCIA’s support of new initiatives.
J. Kameron Carter, an associate professor of systematic theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, said he would try preaching rather than give an academic lecture to Durham Congregations in Action at its annual banquet meeting Tuesday night at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church downtown.
Seven Durham churches are participating in the 2015 Congregational Wellness Challenge for their spirit, soul and body, organized by DurhamCares, the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School and Bull City Forward.
A new program aimed at reducing poverty in East Durham has just finished its first training session and matched 14 families in poverty with allies to support their goals to succeed.
The 5th Annual Open Table Ministry Winter Walk For The Homeless will be held Saturday, Jan. 24 at the American Tobacco Trail, starting at Solite Park on Fayetteville Road in Durham.
Hundreds gather on quad, call made through small speaker on Chapel steps
Duke Chapel’s rescinded decision to have Muslim students issue a call to prayer from the Chapel bell tower led to an outpouring of support for Duke’s Muslim students from hundreds of other Blue Devils Friday afternoon.
Duke University, which announced earlier this week that its Muslim Students Association would chant a weekly call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, decided Thursday that it would not do it after all.
Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, said Thursday that the decision came after considerable discussion and deliberation within the university, especially among religious life leadership.
“What was conceived as effort to unify did not have the intended effect,” Schoenfeld said, adding that officials became aware of safety and security concerns. He would not elaborate.
News about the call-to-prayer action spread mid-week and resulted in a firestorm of criticism.
A visit from a cast member in the Broadway tour of “Motown: The Musical” and a film series are among the events at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church for its third annual Black History Month program in February.
Duke Chapel to feature weekly call to prayer by school's Muslim Students Association from the bell tower on Fridays.
The Durham community will observe the holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on its national observance day, Monday, Jan. 19, but also during the days surrounding it with a march, music, religious services, events for children and more. A roundup of area events.
Hillsborough-based Neighbor House sponsors '"Food for All," a program to bring food to those who need it.
On Saturday, a collaborative arts group in Hillsborough will host an event on Saturday, Jan. 10, exploring the history of black churches in Hillsborough and their involvement in the civil rights movement.
Antioch Builds Community, the nonprofit arm of Antioch Baptist Church, will host its annual Faith Re-Entry Conference on Saturday at the church on Holloway Street in East Durham.
Rev. Latonya McIver is the new pastor of the New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 305 Walker St., Roxboro.