Food for Thought

Food for Thought offers interfaith and community thought-provoking presentations consistent with Mecklenburg Ministries’ mission.

Presentations are 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church (1000 East Morehead Street) on the third Thursday of every month September-May. Admission is free. Registration is appreciated. Lunch is available for purchase on-site via cash or check for $7 and includes soup, salad, entree, dessert, and beverage.

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2013-2014 Program Schedule

April 17, 2014

Mindfulness – Resting in Body, Mind and Spirit

As spiritual being in this fast paced world, we seek ways to pause and deepen our connection with our faith, our relationships, and our own hearts. Learn how mindfulness meditation offers this pause and enriches our capacity to be more compassionate and less stressed in our day-to-day lives.

March 20, 2014

Summoning Strength – A New Course for Courage

A discussion on hope, personal and community milestones for changing lives challenged by domestic violence.

February 20, 2014

Talking Back to Hate…Flowers for Respect

the Mecklenburg Ministries Youth Council speaks out about hate, bullying and stereotypes to foster relationships that grow respect, dignity and understanding among youth in out community and in the world.

January 23, 2014 – 6:00pm

Special Evening Food for Thought
In A Gentle Way… A Celebration to Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Honorable Nelson Mandela

A community celebration of faith, history and humanity. Faith and community leaders join youth to share the rich legacy of these courageous and gentle giants through history, dance and prose.

January 16, 2014

Deconstructing Racism: Mitigating Implicit Bias in the Juvenile Justice Court System

District Court Judge Louis Trosch will help us learn how courts, schools, child welfare, and law enforcement systems are working together to identify and mitigate bias and address disparity within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.

October 17, 2013

A New Paradigm to Loosen Political Paralysis: What does it take to reach Common Ground?

Mark Siljander skillfully blends 30 years in America’s powerful political inner circles with his travels to 130 countries, gripping audiences with true stories of his private interactions with political and religious leaders in hotspots of global conflict. Mark’s efforts to promote peace defy the assumptions of traditional diplomacy. Many of these stories are compellingly recounted in his award-winning bestseller, A Deadly Misunderstanding.

September 19, 2013

Moral Mondays: Civil Disobedience for Social Change

924 citizens have been arrested in 13 weeks of protest.  How will these acts of civil disobedience impact our political future? A panel discussion format.