Helping Charlotte Talk About Race
The idea came to Danny Trapp as he sat in the audience at race and religion forums across Charlotte. He could sense frustration all around him as panels of experts, not people in the seats, got to do most of the talking.
Then, on June 17, nine African-Americans were gunned down in a church in Charleston. Trapp, a Presbyterian minister who leads MeckMin, an interfaith group of almost 100 white, black and mixed houses of worship, decided to act: He would get Charlotte talking by finding the time and space to let everyday people – not just experts, clergy and politicians – say what was on their minds and in their hearts: about race, about change, about tension and about healing.
Islamic Group Condemns Acts of Terrorism in the Name of Islam
Imams’ Consultative Body of North Carolina
”Whoever kills a person [unjustly] … it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he has saved all mankind.” (Holy Qur’an, 5:32)
Heart Gallery of Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County Dept. of Social Services
The Heart Gallery of America is a collaborative project designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in our community.Your House of Faith is invited to feature the Mecklenburg County Heart Gallery Exhibit for an event or for 1 month. Please contact Whitney Johnson at 980-314-4144.
Being There & Masjid Ash Shaheed
Learn about Ramadan from Imam Khalil Akbar. Meet new people in an open forum. Enjoy a delicious meal! Admission is free. Please RSVP by June 20 to [email protected]
Thursday, June 25, 7:00pm – 9:30pm (400 Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213)
Film Screening: To Light A Candle
Baha’i Community of Charlotte
Baha’is, Iran’s largest religious minority, are persecuted and barred from teaching and studying at Iranian universities because of their faith. Maziar Bahari’s To Light a Candle is a hopeful story of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education. Released in 2015, this film sparked the global campaign for universal access to higher education. For info call 704-569-2499.
Sunday, June 28, 3:00pm (3514 Marvin Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211)
10th Annual Schloss Lecture & Dinner
Temple Beth El
Gil Tamary, the Washington bureau chief for Israel’s Channel 10 News, will join our community to discuss the topic: A New Israeli Knesset – What does it mean for Israel? What does it mean for us?
Friday, July 17, 7:30pm (5101 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226)
Movies & Music on the Lawn
Sharon Presbyterian Church
June 19th: ”Big Hero 6”, July 17th: ”Holiday Inn”, August 14th: ”Epic”.
Bring a blanket, picnic basket and your dance shoes on July 24 as we enjoy The Stardusters Big Band!
Movies: Fridays – June 19, July 17, & August 14, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Music: Friday, July 24, 6:00pm – 7:30
(5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210)
MeckMin creates a unique space where all are welcome to come together in an interfaith context to discuss difficult issues, learn from each other and build relationships. In a society that is increasingly fragmented and culturally and religiously diverse, MeckMin is not just helpful, it is essential.